Apple Starts Selling Unlocked iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the US

In line with a previous report from 9to5Mac, Apple has started selling factory-unlocked iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units both in retail stores and online. The price starts from the usual $649 for the 16 GB iPhone 6 model, with the higher tier adding another $100. So, for the 128 GB version, US buyers will shell out $849.

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The iPhone 6 Plus starts at $749 for the 16 GB version, and the final price goes up to $949 for the 128 GB version. It’s interesting to note that unlocked iPhones have been available from day one in Canada, but in the US Apple has delayed their availability longer than expected.

One possible reason could be low supply, but that’s only a guess, so don’t bet on it. The freshly available SIM-free iPhones ship in 3–5 business days; it doesn’t matter which model you choose. Canadian iPhone buyers, however, can enjoy the advantage of speedy delivery, as the units get shipped in a single business day.

Looking back to the past quarter, early reports – such as Flurry’s – claim Apple dominated holiday sales, as Santa preferred iDevices. We will see the official numbers on January 27.