1. Mojadus31's Avatar
    News today was that SIM Lock free iPhones are no longer sold in the Japanese Apple Stores nor the Apple Online Store. So far no reason was given only a comment that even the Apple Store staff didn't know why and was surprised by this decision.
    Does anyone know more about this or when/if they will be available again?

    Thanks
    12-10-2014 05:20 AM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    News today was that SIM Lock free iPhones are no longer sold in the Japanese Apple Stores nor the Apple Online Store. So far no reason was given only a comment that even the Apple Store staff didn't know why and was surprised by this decision.
    Does anyone know more about this or when/if they will be available again?

    Thanks
    I haven't seen this. When you say it was news, who reported it?
    12-11-2014 10:31 AM
  3. Mojadus31's Avatar
    I saw several articles in my news app but couldn't find them anymore ... so here a few links for reports after a google search ... it is presumed to have something to do with the weak yen. Checking the Japanese Apple Online Store I still can't order the iPhone 6 or 6 plus.

    Edit: Because of my status I still can't post links here ... you will find some articles and blog entries when you search for "iphone 6 発売中止"
    12-12-2014 04:03 AM
  4. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Gotcha. I'll look for them on the train and add them here for you. (getting ready for work now and already late!)


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    12-12-2014 04:45 AM
  5. qbnkelt's Avatar
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6533484


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    12-12-2014 04:51 AM
  6. Mojadus31's Avatar
    Thank you for the link but that is not the issue I was talking about. It is correct that Japanese carriers only sell sim locked iPhones and that they won't unlock them even after your contract is over.
    Nevertheless you were able to get the sim lock free version from the apple store directly right from the sales start. But this week they suddenly went out of sale and noone knows if or when they will be available again. Most articles I read were suggesting that this is a move made because of the weakening yen, but there is no official statement from apples side still. It didn't seem to have reached English sources that's why I thought I post it here
    12-12-2014 06:53 PM
  7. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Ah dang. No I couldn't find anything official either. I'm so sorry.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    12-13-2014 05:56 AM
  8. Mojadus31's Avatar
    No worries
    12-14-2014 06:04 AM

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