Unlocked iPhone 4s available now?
Apple already selling unlocked, contract-free iPhone 4S in the United States | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence
From most of the replies, seems like this is for real.
My question though is I am an AT&T customer. If I put my SIM card in it, will the phone then get locked to AT&T?
Does anyone have experience with this yet?
- 10-28-2011, 02:11 PM #2
- 10-28-2011, 02:53 PM #4iPhone Intermediate
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from what i am reading from my research. AT&T is LOCKED. verizon and sprint's unlocked situation is confusing...
VERIZON: phones will be unlocked for good customers when the unlock is available?
SPRINT: phones are locked locally, but the sim is unlocked internationally. an update supposedly is coming out to LOCK the phone, but you can lock and unlock the phone as needed by going to a store.
don't quote me on any of this. its confusing as hell. if i knew anything about jailbreaking, i'd do that when its released. [my previous iphone was already jailbroken...so i don't know if jailbreaking automatically unlocks the phone or what].
Well almost everyone that responded in the link I posted claims that if you buy FULL PRICE with NO CONTRACT the AT&T version, then it will not be locked. I am just afraid that it will relock itself if I put an AT&T SIM card in it. How does the iphone know if I am on a contract or not.
- 10-28-2011, 02:56 PM #6
- 10-29-2011, 08:11 AM #8
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- 10-29-2011, 08:52 AM #10
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- 10-29-2011, 08:56 AM #11
Even though Apple claims that it is NOT unlocked? That is the basis of my original question.
The article I posted seems like this was not intentionally happening. Apple denies that these phones are available. However, too many have confirmed it in the responses for it not to have some truth.
- 10-29-2011, 11:27 AM #14