16 GB iPhone 4 model costs $649, and the 32 GB model costs $749.
Apple iPhone fanatics will finally be able to do what their brethren overseas and across our Northern border have been able to do for more than a year now – buy unlocked models so you can pick your own carrier.
“Get all the features of iPhone 4 — FaceTime video calling, Retina display, HD video recording, and more — in a phone that you can activate and use on the supported GSM wireless carrier of your choice, such as AT&T in the United States,” says Apple in a message to prospective customers.
The 16 GB iPhone 4 model costs $649, and the 32 GB version costs $749. Both options also offer your choice of colors (white or black).
“If you don’t want a multiyear service contract or if you prefer to use a local carrier when traveling abroad, the unlocked iPhone 4 is the best choice,” it adds. “It arrives without a micro-SIM card, so you’ll need an active micro-SIM card from any supported GSM carrier worldwide.”
So all you have to do is go to a wirless carrier, sign up to get an active micro-SIM card, plug it in, and then connect it to your Mac or PC via USB cable to complete the setup.
The price may be a but off-putting for some, but that’s the price you pay for no contract to subsidize the price of the handset.
The benefit, of course, is that you can pick and choose carriers both here and abroad.