iPhone X iPhone 11 and SIM free version

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KRB24, May 30, 2018.

  1. KRB24 macrumors member

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    Apple sells a SIM free unlocked version of the iPhone X right now. I don't think they sell this on launch day do they? How long does it take for the SIM free version to come out?
     
  2. Banglazed macrumors 68020

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    The sim-free models are available a month after launch date which has Qualcomm modem for CDMA and GSM networks.
     
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  4. KRB24 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!
     
  5. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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  6. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

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    Depends?

    The 8 models were SIM-free from day one. No reason the XI can't be SIM-free on launch. Especially in light of the X was not as big a seller as hoped, do not see why XI would be a huge hit (ala when the 6 came out: truly different [big screen] phone from Apple]).

    Extrapolating out, the Plus models sell less than the "standard/small" size, so, the XI+ might not be a huge draw, so, no need to vendor lock the initial sales (ie. might not be a rush for people to upgrade, so, might be an incentive to offer SIM-free day one).
     
  7. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816

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    Depends where you live. Sim free unlocked iPhones are available at the Apple Store in Canada at launch, but with the iPhone 7, 8/X only the Intel version is available since we don't have any CDMA cell service providers in Canada. Not sure about other countries...
     
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    Typically if you pay full price for a T-Mobile phone from Apple it will be unlocked on launch day even if they aren't advertising them as unlocked. Verizon models also used to be unlocked no matter what, but I heard they are trying to change that, and I'm not sure if it went through yet or not.
     
  9. KRB24, May 30, 2018
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    KRB24 thread starter macrumors member

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    I want a sim free version so I wont have to pay the AT&T upgrade fee. I will be paying for it in full so I have that advantage.
     
  10. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    They changed it to where it’s locked until activation for now.
     

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