iPhone 6s/Plus now available SIM-free via Apple Online Store

Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are now available SIM-free via the Apple Online Store.

Apple explains: The SIM-free iPhone comes without a wireless contract commitment or carrier financing. It doesn’t come with a nano-SIM card for iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone 5s. And because it’s unlocked, it isn’t tied to one carrier, so you can get a nano-SIM from any supported carrier worldwide, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, or Sprint in the United States.

Purchasing a SIM-free iPhone means you will not qualify for the lower iPhone price associated with a contract or a carrier installment plan. If you don’t want a multiyear service contract, or if you prefer to use a local carrier when traveling abroad, the SIM-free iPhone is the best choice. A SIM-free, unlocked iPhone may be activated on supported GSM and CDMA carrier networks.

The SIM-free iPhone 6s model is A1633 and the SIM-free iPhone 6s Plus model is A1634.

MacDailyNews Take: This is the ideal iPhone for frequent travelers.

Apple offers unlocked iPhone 6 and 6 Plus for all U.S. carriers – January 6, 2015
Apple to start selling unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the U.S. tomorrow – January 5, 2015
Apple starts selling unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 5s in the U.S. – November 22, 2013

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. The TMobile contract free phone from Apple is the same price but you get a free sim that works with TMobile but you can take that out and use any other sim without any configuration or need to deal with TMobile. I have got the TMobile for the past 2 years but used it on StraightTalk, switched to TMobile, and used a 3rd party sim when traveling abroad.

  2. 1 By “A” do you mean “AUD”? ISO 4217 is pretty demanding. Not being an iPhone owner, I didn’t know that there was any country/phone combination in the world that demanded you take a supplied SIM and contract. If I’d set out to buy an iPhone and was told thus, I would’ve fallen off my chair. I have experience with two country extremes — in New Zealand you buy a phone, you buy a SIM. No one gives a damn how you use either and no one asks your name. In Russia, you need your passport and there are many forms to complete. But, in neither case, a compulsory SIM and contract.

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