There is a rumor that says that some Apple stores in the United States offer unlocked and contract-free iPhone 4S.
According to the fine print in the Apple’s website, the unlocked and contract free iPhone 4S were supposed to be available in November.
However, according to the report of the 9 to 5 Mac, Apple is already selling contract-free GSM iPhone 4S that is already unlocked from AT&T network. 9 to 5 Mac reports that Steve Thoughton-Smith confirmed the existence of unlocked and contract-free iPhone 4S and he bought a model.
Steve Thoughton-Smith is an iPhone developer and hacker that was able to equip iPhone 4 a Siri feature, which Apple said that will be an exclusive feature of the iPhone 4S.
It’s All Tech also confirmed the existence of contract-free iPhone 4S. According to their report, the off-contract iPhone 4S was unlocked and they were able to put a T-mobile SIM and it worked and experienced no trouble on it.
The writer in It’s All Tech bought contract-free iPhone 4S and he plugged into iTunes and he got a message that the iPhone 4S is unlocked.
The price of iPhone 4S are $649, $749 and $849 for the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, respectively.
John Gruber of Daring Fireball has confirmed that the Sprint iPhone 4S comes with GSM micro-SIM that is unlocked. Gruber reported that he was able to use a Canadian card in the Sprint iPhone 4S. This report is in line with the Sprint’s report. However, Sprint is planning to release a carrier update that will soon lock the GSM micro-SIM card slot.
iPhone 4S is the latest addition to Apple’s line of gadgets. It is currently a big hit in the US, UK and Australia where it was released initially. iPhone 4S carriers, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon Wireless, reported that they sold out the iPhone 4S units when they conducted a pre-sale. However, none of them released any figures of how many units they sold.
iPhone 4S comes with new and exciting features. It is already pre-installed and comes with the new mobile operating software, the iOS 5 – which was released last October 12 along with the iCloud. It also comes with Siri, which is the voice controlled system of the new handset. The iPhone 4S also comes with an 8-megapixel camera and fixed antennae, which was the initial problem of the iPhone 4.
Experts said that the iPhone 4S broke the sales record held by iPad 2 when it was released. iPhone 4S now is the highest selling gadget of Apple due to a huge demand on the product. This huge demand on the product was attributed to the new features of the iPhone 4S as well as to the untimely death of Apple co-founder and ex-chief Steve Jobs.
iPhone 4S hit the market last October 14.