Apple is now selling the iPhone 4 unlocked in the US.
Link to Apple’s website where you can buy it
The iPhone, current and previous generations, has been available unlocked in many other countries for a while now, so it’s nice to see it available in the US.
What does this mean?
Customers can buy the unlocked iPhone 4 and put a T-Mobile micro sim card in it.
Customers can use the device internationally
No 2 year or 1 year contracts
Unlocked CDMA iPhone 4 / unlocked universal iPhone 4 coming soon?
eBay’s market for unlocked iPhone 4s will plummet [ just kidding lolz]
The iPhone on Verizon can only result in a good thing. The design is barely any different from the original iPhone 4 on AT&T, but it is a result of the CDMA chips that Verizon requires. Unlike AT&T and T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint use the CDMA network. The 4g LTE that Verizon has does not currently work for the iPhone 4, but will probably in the next generation. The iPhone 4 will be shipping February 10th 2011, a week after a special pre-order date for existing Verizon customers where they can get the iPhone 4 if their contract ends in a specific amount of time.