Apple Is Now Selling SIM-Free iPhone 7 And 7 Plus In The U.S.
It's been just over a month since Apple launched its iPhone 7. Now, the company is finally selling the SIM-free variants through its online store in the United States. Let's see some more details on the SIM-free iPhone 7 and 7 Plus availability.
Apple Starts Selling SIM-Free iPhone 7 Through Its Online Store In The U.S
All variants of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will ship with three to four weeks of estimate time. However, the Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus comes with shipping estimates of six to eight weeks. The SIM-free iPhone 7 model in Gold, Silver, Rose Gold and Black features delivery estimated of 17 to 19 of October, while the Jet Black iPhone 7 will be available within three to five weeks.
As for the price, the SIM-free iPhone 7 starts from the following:
- $649 for 32GB model
- $749 for 128GB model
- $849 for 256GB model
As for the phablet, iPhone 7 Plus, it will retail for the following:
- $769 for 32GB model
- $869 for 128GB model
- $969 for 256GB model
As per Apple, the SIM-free models (A1660 and A1661) of the iPhone 7 will work with any carrier with full support for GSM and CDMA networks. Since they are "world phones" they can be used in over 200 different countries across the globe. This is similar to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus handsets available through Verizon and Sprint. AT&T and Verizon do not support CDMA networks for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and are not incompatible with all carriers. From Apple's website:
The SIM-free iPhone comes without a wireless contract commitment or carrier financing. It doesn’t come with a nano-SIM card. And because it’s unlocked, it isn’t tied to one carrier, so you can get a nano-SIM from any supported carrier worldwide, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, or Sprint in the United States.
The SIM-free models of the iPhone 7 are yet not available for in-store pick up through the company's online store. However, they will be available in the near future as the handset's supply is improved. Moreover, you will be able to pick up the SIM-free iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus from retail stores in the coming days.
Do take note that you have to pay the full price of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, if you want it SIM-free. So be prepared if you want the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus variants without a SIM card.
This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the availability and pricing of the SIM-free iPhone 7 and 7 Plus? Are you interested in getting it for yourself? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.