I thought I read something about this not too long ago, but I was not able to find anything in the quick search that I did. Ideally, I would like to pre-order a Verizon iPhone 6 as soon as I am able to. I want to pay full price (contract-free). Currently, on the online Apple Store, it looks like I cannot buy a contract-free Verizon iPhone 5s. I can buy an unlocked phone, but it says specifically: Do I really have to go to a Verizon store to buy an contract-free iPhone? Also, I thought the Verizon iPhone 5/5s was basically the "unlocked" phone anyway?