Either every Apple representative I chat with is confirming that the new 6s is available only to customers of AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, or none knows what he or she is talking about. For example, here is my chat with "Mark." • Welcome to Apple. What can we do for you today? Would you like to continue the chat? (me) I am trying to preorder a 6s, and according to Apple specs (http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/) there are basically two models: the 1633 for AT&T and some various regional carriers and 1688 for Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. • If I order the full-price T-Mobile, can I put my SIM card for Selectel, a Verizon MVNO, and use it with Selectel? (Mark) • Hi there, this is Mark. I would be happy to assist with that! The TMobile model includes a Sim card for use with TMobile. It’s not Unlocked. Meaning it will only work with Verizon (me) • Are you saying that unless I have an account with Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, or AT&T, then I cannot order a 6s? (Mark) • Right. It will only work with those carriers. (me) • So that means that Apple does not supply the 6s to customers who use MVNO carriers? (Mark) • What is a MVNO carrier? (me) • Mobile Virtual Network Operator, such as Page Plus, Straight Talk, Selectel, Consumer Cellular, etc. They lease space on major network towers. Selectel runs on Verizon towers. (Mark) • Right. The unlocked version of iPhone 6s/6s Plus will not be available from the Apple online store or in Apple retail stores in the US. I can link you to our Apple Hot News if you'd like? It has all the latest Apple announcements as soon as they're made available. (me) • I realize you're caught in the middle and don't make policy, but this seems completely unethical, like a monopoly between Apple and four major carriers. (Mark) • I understand. You are welcome to leave suggestions and feedback online at www.apple.com/feedback (me) • Besides, if you look at the spec sheet that I linked in the first post, it names some of these carriers. (Mark) • I can understand. For the new iPhone 6s/6s Plus you will need to choose one of the 4 major carriers and activate the phone with them. (me) • I have trouble believing that Apple wants me to replace my four-year-old 4S with an Android. (Mark) • I understand. (End of chat) Actually, I don't think he does understand. If this is really Apple policy, it sounds more like collusion between Apple and the four major carriers. Surely this cannot be, can it?