Unlocked iPhone 4S now available in the US

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  1. yrchern macrumors member

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    It looks like its available now, but there's no "continue" button after you select the model. However, you can get it using Apple Store.app!
     
  2. b24pgg, Nov 11, 2011
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    Just ordered one on the website. Estimated delivery of 11/28-12/05.

    I had bought the AT&T full retail, device only iPhone 4S which is unlocked but I'm going to return that one now. Buying online saved $25 in taxes too.
     
  3. lifetree macrumors newbie

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    Just ordered my one too. The
    Model is md234ll/a. Delivery date:11/28-12/5
     
  4. PLin macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if the retail stores have these yet. I know you can purchase unofficially unlocked ones by paying full price, but some people want peace of mind and have it say unlocked on their receipt.
     
  5. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    I'm going to take "device only" phone to the apple store and talk to them. See if they'll guarantee me it will stay unlocked. If not, then yeah, I'll do it 100% legit and return my device only phone and get an unlocked phone.
     
  6. PLin macrumors 6502

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    That's a good idea. My only concern is getting a replacement at the Genius Bar. I know that the activation profile and unlock status is supposed to be transferred over to the replacement iPhone, but last year, I purchased an unlocked one in Canada. I needed a replacement, and I even drove back to Canada to go to the Genius Bar there. The replacement wasn't unlocked due to a system error. If I didn't have proof that my original one was unlocked, I probably would have been screwed.
     
  7. yrchern thread starter macrumors member

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    64GB white, MD260LL/A. Estimated delivery of 11/28-12/05.
    By the way, 5% cashback bonus if you go to Apple store website through the link under ShopDiscover and use your Discover card to purchase it! :)
     
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    is this contract phone work for over sea gsm ?
     
  11. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    Here's the verbiage from Apple's site regarding the unlocked iPhone:

     
  12. marnuc macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I am going to be in the US, by the end of october, can anyone help me if the retail sotres are going to sell the unlocked phone? The reason I ask this id because apple online store doesn't accept international credit cards, and my only option would be that.

    Thanks in advanced.
     
  13. PLin macrumors 6502

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    Only problem with using the Discover Card is that they don't give you an extra year warranty like most platinum Visa and MC.

    I have a Citi Dividend World MC, which currently offers 5% cash back this quarter at electronics stores. I've confirmed that purchases at the retail Apple Store qualify.

    Also, on November 28, if you have a Chase Freedom, you can get 10% cash back from the Apple Online Store by clicking through Chase's Ultimate Rewards website.
     
  14. iphone4s16gb macrumors 6502

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    so this unlock is only work for us GSM not outside us , such as european and asian country
     
  15. b24pgg macrumors 65816

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    I'm assuming you mean November?
    I would imagine stores will have them before the end of the month but it would be best to call your local Apple store to find out.
    The unlock works for any SIM on any GSM network in the world.
     
  16. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    Are you asking if the unlocked iPhone works on non-US GSM networks? If not, what are you asking? If so, did you read what I quoted from Apple's site regarding the unlocked iPhone?

     
  17. iphone4s16gb macrumors 6502

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    649 for 16 GB att site
    749 for 32 GB att site
    849 for 64 GB att site

    look like this price official unlock not never lock version


    this is never lock iphone 4s website sale

    Apple iPhone 4S 16GB black Factory Unlocked Never Locked
    Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
    Our Price: $929.00 In Stock


    Apple iPhone 4S 32GB black Factory Unlocked Never Locked
    Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
    Our Price: $999.00 In Stock

    Apple iPhone 4S 64GB black Factory Unlocked Never Locked
    Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
    Our Price: $1,119.00 In Stock
     
  18. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    What?? If you don't mind me asking, what is "never lock version" and where did you get the info in bold?
     
  19. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. Unless I'm missing something, there is no difference between "factory unlocked" and "never locked" and you'll just end up paying more if you order from that website.
     
  20. b24pgg macrumors 65816

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    The online Apple store is now selling the unlocked iPhone 4S so I would avoid sketchy 3rd party retailers.
     
  21. iphone4s16gb macrumors 6502

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    i dont know is true or not but most people say

    never lock is free upgrade
    official unlock is cannot upgrade 1 times used , next time restore firmware then it turn to lock

    money cost price , if apple sale cheaper , that website should pull down price
    i dont think they sale that hight , no one will buy from them
     
  22. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    yeah... no.
     
  23. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    Most people say that, do they? First I've ever heard of it.

    In any case, as I understand it, a factory unlocked iPhone should remain unlocked no matter what one does with it, including updating to a new version of iOS.

    As for the website, I wouldn't worry too much about them.
     
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