Is iPhone 4s bought from apple.com online store locked ones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by majrul, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. majrul macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Are the iPhone 4s bought online from Apple Online Store locked to AT&T or is there any possibility of them being unlocked similar to what people have experienced at Apple Retail outlets?

    -Majrul
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Only locked. You can't buy the non-contract phones on the web site until "sometime" next month.
     
  3. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    When buying an iPhone 4S from Apple's online store, you currently have to select a carrier (AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint). The unlocked iPhones will be coming out next month, I believe.

    EDIT: oops, beat me to it, seanfranklin.
     
  4. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    There is a thread about few people buying off contract AT&T phones directly from apple that have come unlocked... I think the op is asking if we buy the AT&T version on contract does it come unlocked like the off contract AT&T phones.
     
  5. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    If that's what you're trying to ask, OP, all subsidized phones (website or in store) are locked - and currently you can only buy unsubsidized in store. Sometime next month unlock, unsubsidized phones will be available on the website but not yet.
     
  6. LouisLivesLife macrumors regular

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    Depends on where you live really!

    Over here in Belgium the only option you have online is to buy an unlocked phone, they are already available. In the US I believe only locked phones are available atm.

    You will notice a significant difference in the pricing, the phones that cost between 600-800 euros , pounds or dollars will normally be unlocked.
     
  7. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    It does depend where you live however I assumed the OP was in the US as they mentioned the possibility of the phone being locked to AT&T.
     

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