Apple offers unlocked iPhone 4S online in the US
No carrier tie-in
Apple has begun selling unlocked iPhones through its US online shop.
Prices range from $649 (£406) for the 16GB model to $849 (£531) for the 64GB 4S. That's a lot, yes, but can work out cheaper in the long run, especially if you travel overseas.
Popping over to, say, Europe with an unlocked handset means you can grab a cheap local micro Sim card a make calls for a lot less than you'll pay when roaming with your home Sim.
Apple warned that the unlocked phones won't work on CDMA networks, even though they have on-board CMDA connectivity.
Non-contract 4S handsets have been available since launch, but only through Apple's bricks'n'mortar stores. ®
Coming next year
Comes in black or white does absolutely sod all but bears an Apple logo.
Preorder yours now to avoid disappointment
DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH IT COSTS TO MAKE?
APPARENTLY according to tech firm iSuppli the component for an iPhone 4s come to the grand total of...... £112.89. Manufacturing costs of £4.99, delivery charger and headphones, usb lead £4.37.
WOW £370 PROFIT ON EACH PHONE.
NOW that's what I call being taken to the cleaners.