1. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    So there is buzz going around that since Apple is touting the iPhone 4S as a world phone, that they will all be unlocked no matter what carrier you buy one from? What do you think?
    Last edited by XM_JDM; 10-04-2011 at 05:38 PM. Reason: updated due to article from TUAW
    10-04-2011 04:30 PM
  2. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    No chance.
    10-04-2011 04:30 PM
  3. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    Ah, well I figured that much but some are convinced...

    Now I wonder too if there will be a factory unlocked sold at least. My guess would be no as well since it took almost a whole year for Apple to sell the iPhone 4 unlocked.
    10-04-2011 04:32 PM
  4. FrDakota's Avatar
    Will be in certain countries.

    Either outright at a steep price or with a plan in France and unlockable after three months in that plan.

    The 16Gb unlocked 4S will be at 629 euros apparently.
    10-04-2011 04:45 PM
  5. DreamOutLoud65's Avatar
    it is a world phone both cdma/gsm.

    from Apple's site:
    World phone
    UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)4
    802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
    Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
    10-04-2011 04:47 PM
  6. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    it is a world phone both cdma/gsm.

    from Apple's site:
    So dosent that mean that it should come unlocked for those that want to buy the phone who travel a lot and NEED access to those bands?
    10-04-2011 04:49 PM
  7. anon(52425)'s Avatar

    Apple's site suggests unlocked iPhone 4S will be available | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

    Rumor may be true according to wording on Apple's site. My factory unlocked iPhone 4 is a mere 2 weeks old, it may be time to take it back or exchange it for the 4S.
    10-04-2011 05:31 PM