Yesterday Apple announced that Unlocked iPhone 4 can be bought directly from its online store!! The UK apple store and France apple store has already accepted pre orders and would be shipped from July 2.
The 16GB iPhone is priced at £499 and 32 GB at £599. This according to me is very competitive price considering that iPhone 3GS 16GB was selling at £450 until a few weeks back. Interestingly we can a 8GB iPhone 3GS at £419.00 !!
Here is what apple store says:
Your new iPhone. Direct from Apple and ready to use.
When you purchase your iPhone from the Apple Online Store, you’ll get it SIM-free. So you can sign up for service with the carrier of your choice and change your carrier at any time. Questions? Call our iPhone experts at 0800 048 0408.
And can you use it worldwide?? Heck YES!! see what apple says:
Can I use my iPhone outside my home country?
Yes. iPhone is enabled to work on carrier networks using GSM around the world. Because the iPhone sold by the Apple Online Store is SIM-free, you can purchase a SIM or micro-SIM card and service from a local carrier at your destination. Or check with your home carrier regarding international roaming charges.
Also note that UK carriers like O2, Orange albeit have given upgrade and tariff details, they havn’t still given the new handset prices. This might be at subsidized initial prices but have enter into a contract with the carrier. Would be good to see if the carriers come up with attractive prices to lure the customers
All you iPhone Fanboys out there what are you waiting for? If you want a unlocked iphone then just go pre-order!!
PS: I have already pre-ordered!! now just cant wait to get my hands on this new iPhone