SIM-free iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus now available from Apple
If you want an iPhone 6s, or an iPhone 6s Plus, but you don’t want to have it tied to a carrier (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon), you should now be able to purchase an unlocked device online. Apple has made the SIM-free iPhone 6s (and 6s Plus) available as an option in its cloud store, where you’ll able to purchase phones with model numbers A1633 (6s) and A1634 (6s Plus).
Not being tied to a carrier has its pros and cons. While you will have the freedom of choosing your own SIM card (and it will most likely work on these carriers), buying a SIM-free iPhone 6s will require you to pay the full price, upfront. In the iPhone 6s case, that’s $649, $749, and $849 for the 16-, 64-, and 128Gb respectively, and, in the iPhone 6s Plus case, $749, $849, and $949 for the same, aforementioned storage versions.
Apple says “the SIM-free iPhone comes without a wireless contract commitment or carrier financing. It doesn’t come with a nano-SIM card for iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone 5s. And because it’s unlocked, it isn’t tied to one carrier, so you can get a nano-SIM from any supported carrier worldwide, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, or Sprint in the United States.”