However, buying an iPhone X with a carrier plan often comes with discounts or incentives, like the ability to trade an older for the newer version. Yet even despite the rumored shortages of face-scanning camera tech and OLED displays, Apple has done an admirable job of getting stock back on track after the initial few weeks.
Well, if there were ever any supply problems, it seems they're easing - Apple just put an unlocked, SIM-free version of the iPhone X up for sale for the first time from its official United States store, with a starting price of $999 and a shipping time of 5 business days. Offered in Silver or Space Gray, the bezel-less Apple phone costs $999 for the 64GB version and $1,149 for the 256 GB one. Delivery for both configurations and colors are slated for December 13, which is consistent with the carrier-supported units. The iPhone X supports GSM and CDMA networks, so users can get on almost any network they want with a SIM card. The SIM-free model Apple is selling is expected to be the Qualcomm version, as that one supports all four U.S. carriers. Both capacities are listed as being available for pickup at an Apple Store today.
If you selected an iPhone for T-Mobile, it will come with the appropriate nano-SIM, but you'll need to contact T-Mobile or visit an Apple Store to activate your iPhone.