Assuming I want to purchase the 6s outright, and I am not currently under contract with Verizon (or won't be by the 23rd, but I am eligible for an "upgrade" price)... When I browse the Apple Store in Safari, I can walk through the process of ordering a new 6s. To view pricing, you have to input a carrier, and there is no option for a contract-free phone, though I can buy a Verizon phone outright. When I browse the Apple Store app on my iPhone, I can walk through the process of ordering a new 6s, and when I select "View Pricing, select my color and storage options, I reach a point with three options 1. replace this iPhone on my Verizon account 2. replace another phone on an existing carrier account 3. buy a contract-free iPhone Seems like the phone app provides the better choice, of getting the contract-free phone. I wonder why it is not so on the online store? Is the contract-free better than the Verizon, which is unlocked anyway?