Unlocked iPhone 4S being sold at select Apple stores

T-mobile customers, rejoice! Keep it restrained though. 9to5Mac received some information that Apple has already begun selling the unlocked version of the iPhone 4S at select stores across the US. The company has not made it official yet, but developer, Steven Troughton-Smith, went in to an Apple retail store and purchased an unlocked iPhone 4S off contract.

The device will be available for sale, officially, from November. The device is GSM only, and will cost $649, $749 and $849 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB respectively. The unlocked phone reportedly comes with an AT&T SIM, but, stick a T-mobile SIM in and plug it in to iTunes and you’ll get the message displayed above. Unfortunately, due to bandwidth compatibility it will only work on Tmo’s EDGE network, and not 3G. I don’t know if you need a secret handshake or password to convince your Apple store to sell you one, or if it’s just at manager’s discretion. Either way, you could possibly get one if you ask nicely.

Via: 9to5Mac

 

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  • ctueddie

    Or could it be the possibility that an actual DEVELOPER went into the store to buy it?

    • Anonymous

      NO. I am not a developer and I bought one this morning.

      • sorman

        where did u buy it? I live in NY will they have in NY store?

        • Anonymous

          portland Oregon

  • Unknown

    Do they sell the white ones?

    • Unknown

      As in, were the white one available also or only black ones?

  • Songohan410

    What good is an iPhone really on T-Mobile’s EDGE network?

    • Unknown

      T-Mobile EDGE is faster than AT&T’s 3G speed. I tested my unlocked iPhone 3GS with my friend’s iPhone 4 and surprisingly, my phone loaded faster on web pages.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E6LSRXG5WQLCMDJIMCAHZLB6EM AtishP

      Yes, i have tested iPhone 4 on Verizon, AT 7 T and T-Mobile. T-Mobile’s Edge/GPRS bandwidth and performance is faster than AT & Ts 3G in LA, SF and NY.

  • Songohan410

    What good is an iPhone really on T-Mobile’s EDGE network?

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Techdaniiels

    They seriously need to chill with those prices >_< imean really wassuppp with that smh

    • IBMan9215

      You think thats a lot? In NZ it costs $1200 NZ, about $1000 US

      • Alex

        In Brazil, a 16Gb iPhone 4 uint sells for R$2000. Using today’s exchange that’s about US$1350…

  • Contactjatelo

    I bought 1 off contract, paid full price. It had an AT&T sim card. I got the unlocked message when i plugged it in to itunes. I have foreign sims but they don’t connect on the new 4s or my jailbroken and unlocked 4. I will have to go to a T-mobile store and ask nicely if they have a micro sim to test! :)

    • Danilovasconcelosjr

      where did you get this contactjatelo? at an Apple store??? how did you get this Iphone 4s off contract??? thanks!!

      • Contactjatelo

        At an Apple Store in Columbus OH. I’m not due for an upgrade with AT&T till November.

        • Omgggggggggg

          in china 1500 usd, chill out bro

      • Contactjatelo

        At an Apple Store in Columbus OH. I’m not due for an upgrade with AT&T till November.

  • http://twitter.com/SocalFrank1 Frank Alvarez

    How hard can it be to retune the data radio to the right frequency?

  • Mario

    the apple store online says they will be starting to sell unlocked iphones as of November. click the iphone 4s link, choose your color, and underneath “choose a network carrier” will be a small blue link that says “Or get iPhone unlocked and contract-free. Coming in November”

  • Anonymous

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  • Ridhi Bansal

    I need an iphone 4S unlocked that could easily work in india…n i want an india warranty or a worldwide warranty and it should be GSM and CDMA.

    • Camper

      Get Android bcoz u deserve it and not iPhone. and if you really  want iPhone then Go with what they offer.

  • Mopar6464

    Wonder if there is any hidden AWS bands in the phone somewhere that would work with T-Mobile their not telling us about.
    Maybe some high tech geek can jaibreak it and uncover them.

  • Anonymous

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=806295323 Fahd Malik

    Wow Here in Pakistan its around 1200US $ i wana have it but its still quite expensive i have around 800bucks dats all for a good phone ,,,,, thinking what to do 

  • Rafaelinho10

    thats good business tho if you buy 3 unlock iphones here and you sell them in south america you defenetely going to get profit from it.

  • Rafaelinho10

    thats good business tho if you buy 3 unlock iphones here and you sell them in south america you defenetely going to get profit from it.

  • http://twitter.com/torybelloise Tory Belloise

    My apple store in tampa said no.

  • Anonymous

    We have have the iPhone 4 ,3Gs? 16GB and 32GB, in stock for sale at  affordable prices.

    i Phone 3G 8GB Cost……..US$250i Phone 3G 16GB Cost…….US$300i Phone 3Gs 16GB Cost……US$350i Phone 3Gs 32GB Cost……US$400i Phone 4G 16GB Cost…….US$480i Phone 4G 32GB Cost…….US$530

    Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G 64 GB – Apple iOS 4 1 GHz – Black Cost US$450
    Apple iPad 2 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G for Verizon Black Cost US$550
    Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi 64 GB – Apple iOS 4 1 GHz – White Cost US$600
    Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G 32 GB – Apple iOS 4 1 GHz – White Cost US$650
    Apple iPad 2 with Wi-Fi – 64GB – Black MC916LLA/ Cost US$1,000

    Contact us for the Full details.and for other mobile phones in stock.

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    • Kurt Rohde

      You can buy an unlocked 4s today at any apple store you just have to ask for an AT&T phone no contract for full price. Do not ask for unlocked. Plug it into iTunes and it’s unlocked. Just did it today and works just fine with tmobile.