SIM Free iPhone 6s now available

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  1. Ternary macrumors regular

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    I was just browsing the Apple online store when I noticed that SIM free is now an option. SIMfree6s.png The SIM free model is A1633 for 6s and A1634 for 6s Plus.
     
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    Neither was I! Last time it took a couple months for the SIM-free version.
     
  6. Ternary thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, since it's the AT&T model.
     
  7. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder when they're going to start showing up in retail stores. My T-Mobile 6s+ has some issues with the screen (noticeable ones, not some parts being .0001% darker) and wanted to swap with an AT&T for band 30 since I have them. I haven't seen a single one in stock all week :/
     
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    I think this is one of many signs of the weakening power of the U.S. wireless carriers over a major product launch. Lock-in is on its way out!

    SIM-free is the way to go.
     
  10. aKansasKid macrumors regular

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    The Apple Online Store is only offering the option for in-store pickup for Alaska and Hawaii. The rest of us can only order online for home delivery in late October for now.
     
  11. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    It's only showing alaska and hawaii because those are the only open stores right now since reservations are made on a daily basis. There's no option to select sim free as the carrier on those though. I'm curious to know when it may show up.
     
  12. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Thanks, Just place an order for one of these. I may end up returning my 64GB that I just exchanged for.
     
  13. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    We'll have to find out tomorrow and see if they do show up in store. I just placed an order on mine but if it allows reservation tomorrow then I'll cancel this one and place a reservation and pick one up.
     
  14. aKansasKid macrumors regular

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    Thanks! Wasn't aware you could only make a same day reservation, if that's what you mean.
     
  15. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder how lenient Apple is on their return policy. If I can't reserve a phone tomorrow, I'm going to be out of my return window.

    Yeah, they open the gates at 8:00am (local store time), and you can reserve a phone and go in and buy it. They usually get another shipment at around noon-2:00pm so definitely check back later if you don't get it at 8:00am.
     
  16. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Not sure how Apple will be lenient if you return the phone outside of the return window but I've heard some cases where Apple did accept a return even after the return window was closed. You may give it a shot. Luckily I still have my 6 Plus that I can use temporarily until the sim-free model ships to me or if I can get it reserved.
     
  17. DomC macrumors 6502

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    So what's the difference between paying full price for the AT&T phone now (which from what people say is unlocked if you pay full) and buying the sim free phone that is AT&T? I'm trying to figure out what to buy.
     
  18. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely nothing.
     
  19. duaneu macrumors 6502a

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    A few people have reported having issues getting Verizon to activate an AT&T model. The SIM free model is white listed for both Verizon and Sprint, so supposedly that shouldn't be a problem.
     
  20. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    Can't you just get Verizon to activate a sim and pop it in? Doesn't really effect me since I'm on AT&T but just curious.
     
  21. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Is it possible to reserve this phone for upgrade program?
     
  22. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    That's a good question for Apple.
     
  23. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Afraid I can't call as I'm in China.
     
  24. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    So it looks like it is available in stores today as well as I checked you can actually reserve the sim-free models as well and most stores has them in stock already. Since I'm in central, I'll have to wait an hour.
     
  25. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    I was just able to reserve 2 128GB 6S SIM free iPhones. Good to see Apple has the reserve option open. It's a 2 week wait time to ship.
     

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