SIM-free iPhone 7 and 7 Plus available now from online Apple Store stateside
It took Apple long enough, but now finally, you can purchase the sizzling hot new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in completely unlocked configurations from the Cupertino manufacturer’s e-outlet. In the US, that is, because elsewhere, you could get the two water-resistant, non-headphone jack-including devices SIM-free since day one of retail availability.
Unfortunately, you’re looking at very similar waiting times to carrier-specific variants. Namely, jet black models take 3 to 5 weeks (the 4.7-incher), and 6 to 8 weeks (the 5.5-incher) to ship out to “early” adopters, with all other iPhone 7 Plus finishes needing between 3 and 4 weeks for successful nationwide deliveries.
The SIM-free iPhone 7 in regular black, silver, gold or rose gold can arrive at your doorstep in just 1-3 business days of your order processing confirmation, so if time is of the essence, and perhaps waited too long for Note 7’s kinks to be ironed out, forget about big screens, dual cameras or “exotic” colors.
The outright costs are already widely known, starting at $649 as far as the smaller 7 is concerned, and $769 for the plus-sized version. The priciest config accommodates up to 256GB internal data, setting you back a whopping $969, no strings attached, no network restrictions, no operator obligations, no nothing.