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