Apple Launches SIM-Free iPhone 7 Sales in the U.S.

Almost one month after the launch of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple is finally offering its latest flagship smartphones SIM-free in the U.S. at its retail stores and through

According to the website, the factory unlocked SIM-free iPhone 7 and 7 Plus handsets are not associated with any single carrier and do not include the usual carrier-specific SIM card, which allows buyers to use them with any SIM card from any supporting carrier.

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Factory unlocked iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in the U.S. are available at same prices as those tied to the wireless carriers, with iPhone 7 models starting at $649 for 32GB of storage, $749 for 128GB and $849 for 256GB. Similarly, the iPhone 7 Plus models start at $769 for the 32GB version, then go up to $869 and $969 for 128GB and 256GB of storage, respectively.

As of now, black, silver, gold and rose gold iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models are showing delivery dates between Oct. 17 and Oct. 19, while the shipping times for the high-demand Jet Black version have already been pushed to 6 to 8 weeks.

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  • Parksy

    Is this not what we already have in canada?

  • Yup, I bought mine on week 2.
    I guess the US just got shafted a little like Canada normally does.

  • Mike

    So if I go to US and buy that SIM-free unlocked iPhone, can I use it here on Rogers/Bell? I was planning to do down there in December.

  • Yes. The USA seems to get unlocked sales weeks later every year.

  • Decodering

    It worked for me. My mom, who lives in the States, gave me her older iPhone, and I was able to put in a SIM card here and use it on Rogers’ network. When I sold that phone recently, I didn’t have to pay the $50 unlocking fee because it was never locked to the network.

  • Kirk

    Wait…so the states just got unlock versions of these iPhones? Wow I’ll never buy carrier locked iPhones ever my plan is just to good to change. I never realized the states had to deal with this. But then again they have those cheaper packages were you could just pay monthly for the phone and we don’t. Unlocked is the way to go! I hope Canada never adopts this option through I know it’s good for people who can’t afford it, but it’s just not for me.

  • ticky13