IPhone X, unlocked and SIM-free, arrives in US

Earlier this version of the smartphone was only available if purchased via Verizon or Best Buy, which used to charge an extra $100 premium.

The iPhone X is finally coming to the US SIM-free.

The new option, available from Apple's online store in the USA, allows customers to buy an iPhone X without having to commit to or otherwise have an account with one of the nation's top carriers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile).

Buyers of Apple's iPhone X phablet will no longer be locked into their mobile phone carrier's service now that the company has started selling a SIM-free version of the device through Apple.com and Apple stores.

SIM-free version smartphones offer you the flexibility to choose whatever carrier you want to go with, and switch between carriers without having to worry about anything else like contract. So, if, one intends to buy an iPhone X from the Apple's website then the options available would be a GSM or CDMA version of the phone which works effectively with AT&T and T-Mobile or Sprint and Verizon. The option also exists to pick up the phone from your local Apple Store, assuming there is one nearby.

As 9to5Mac reported yesterday, Apple is now offering the option to buy the tenth-anniversary handset without a carrier.

The threat of backorders and shipping delays have dogged the iPhone X since before the phone even launched.

The graphics processor in the new handset uses an Apple-designed GPU with a three-core design that delivers up to 30 percent faster graphics performance than the previous generation.

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