iPhone XR Will Apple sell the XR sim-free at initial preorder?

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  1. Squeak825 macrumors 6502

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    Pretty simple question: at the preorder on the 19th, will Apple sell the XR sim-free, or will you have to pick a carrier and “log into it” before you can continue?
     
  2. pdxsellers macrumors member

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    You can simply select the T-Mobile version. It’s unlocked and comes with a SIM card.
     
  3. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    Can anybody confirm this?

    In the past, the guaranteed unlocked version is Verizon’s, but apparently that’s not the case anymore with Verizon locking their phones again.
     
  4. Squeak825 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Interesting. Thanks.
     
  5. pdxsellers macrumors member

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    Unlocked iPhone with T-Mobile SIM
     

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  6. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    Good to know. Thanks
     
  7. Squeak825 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just to clarify, it won’t make you enter any TMobile account information? You can just buy it and go?
     
  8. lookn4wifi macrumors regular

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    The XS and XS Max were available in a SIM-free version at the opening of pre-order. This might be an indication of what will be available at the XR pre-order, however I don’t know.
     
  9. pdxsellers macrumors member

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    Yup just buy and go.
     
  10. Mackinjosh Suspended

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    Go try to buy the phone now on the Apple site. It tells you when you're nearing checkout that what you're buying when you pay full price is an unlocked phone with the carriers Sim card
     
  11. Squeak825 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Looks like the AT&T phones now on the XR site are saying Unlocked with AT&T Sim now as well.
     
  12. gurase macrumors 6502

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    For the XS, you can select any carrier model, click continue, select activate later, and it lets you check out without entering any carrier info. They all say unlocked. So I wonder if you can buy any model and not just T-Mobile if you plan on using another carrier...
     
  13. Mackinjosh Suspended

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    Every XR you pay full price for from Apple is unlocked.
     
  14. gurase macrumors 6502

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    Right, but in the past you couldn’t buy a carrier model online without entering carrier account info, except for T-Mobile. That appears to no longer be the case.
     
  15. SHKLMRE macrumors 6502

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    In the past I used to purchase T-Mobile version. Always unlocked and works with my AT&T sim. This year I was able to purchase a Verizon unlocked XS Max and it worked with my AT&T sim. To be clear, I purchased it from the apple store and not Verizon directly.
     

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