iPhone 8(+) Which unlocked iphones are these models? please help..

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  1. shankar2 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi so I am in USA and wanna buy unlocked phone. I have 2 models (iphone 7 plus and iphone 8 plus) in mind please identify which ones these are (unlocked, tmobile, verizon or att?):

    Model A1784 iphone 7 plus 128gb

    Model A1864 iphone 8 plus 64gb

    Which unlocked models are these in the apple store? Thanks!
     
  2. adamhenry macrumors 68000

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    Apple iPhone 7 Plus (AT&T/T-Mobile/Global/A1784) 32, 128, 256 GB
    Apple iPhone 8 Plus (Verizon/Sprint/China/A1864) 64, 256 GB
     
  3. NoBoMac macrumors 68020

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    From a semantics viewpoint, there is not an "unlocked" model per se in the US. When buying a phone at full price from Apple (ie. No upgrade/installment progams), the phone is unlocked, be it the GSM models (ie. ATT & T-Mobile) or the world phone (GSM & CDMA; Verizon, Sprint). Apple's sim-free option will be the world phone, which has the Qualcomm modem which many think is better than the Intel modem in the GSM phone.

    If buying the phone from some other source, especially off Craigslist, eBay, etc, you might be buying a device that might still be carrier locked, no matter the model number. If I recall correctly, if buying from Best Buy, the phones are the world model, but, get locked to a carrier.

    A1661 would be the 7+ world phone.
     
  4. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt a1864 would be verizon or sprint
     
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  6. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    A1864 is in fact a Sprint/Verizon/Sim-Free Model.
     
  7. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The iphone 7 plus sim free model is not model A1784?
     
  8. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    As for the iPhone 7 Plus it should be the a1661 as it’s the Qualcomm and it’s the Verizon/sprint/sim-free model.
     
  9. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I’ll buy the att full price phone 7 plus which is model A1784
     

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