Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has begun providing unlocked carrier independent, SIM-free version of its latest iPhones straight from the Apple Store. Purchasing a SIM-free iPhone makes it mandatory for purchasers to shell out the whole amount for the new device upfront.
It’s a good deal for customers who don’t want to be trapped with multi-year service provider commitments. It’s perfect for the frequent multi-country traveller as it makes it very convenient to switch to a local service provider irrespective of location.
A standard 16GB iPhone 6s will cost purchasers $649 as it is without a SIM. The basic iPhone 6s Plus comes at the price of $749. Additional storage choices increase the price. However, to put your device in operation you need to have a nano-SIM from a carrier. In America, the major service providers are Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T.
The iPhone 6s is currently available only in select countries. On October 9, 2015, the devices shall be available in additional 36 countries.
When the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were debuted in the market, they could only be purchased through service providers. While subsidies have gone off, what the service providers deliver are installment schemes that can be paid off over the next two years. However, if you don’t want to be paired with any carrier SIM free iPhone 6s and 6s plus units are the ideal solution. The SIM free iPhone 6s has been assigned A1633 model number. The version having SIM is given model number A1634.
Apple has stolen a march over its rivals by offering this innovative scheme. It gives users the state of the art device as well as the freedom to use any service provider and thus SIM from any company of their choice.
Consumers now have power functionality as well as freedom and flexibility at their disposal. They can change service providers and while travelling use the locally available service providers with practically no technical expertise.
Sources: 9to5mac, ubergizmo