Apple has somehow quietly started selling the iPhone unlocked to customers. Aimed at those who don’t want a ties to a single carrier or travel outside the US and would like to use their phones with local carriers, the 16GB model goes for $649.00 and $749.00 for the 32GB.
If you don’t want a multiyear service contract or if you prefer to use a local carrier when traveling abroad, the unlocked iPhone 4 is the best choice. It arrives without a micro-SIM card, so you’ll need an active micro-SIM card from any supported GSM carrier worldwide.
This sale is only GSM model, with the CDMA model still firmly remaining Verizon only for now. This move is going to be very interesting and we wait to see how it’s going to impact on the already declining market share of the iPhone in the US thanks to Google‘s Android OS.