Unlocked iPhone X Is Now On Sale

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The unlocked iPhone X will work with any carrier, including support for all CDMA and GSM networks. The unlocked iPhone X with 64 GB of storage costs $1,000, which people will have to pay all at once as opposed to monthly installments like they would when buying a carrier-specific iPhone. The new option, available from Apple's online store in the U.S., 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).

The iPhone X, which was announced September 12 along with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, is Apple's 10 anniversary edition of its original iPhone, which debuted in 2007 and fundamentally changed the global cell phone marketplace.

The iPhone X is finally coming to the US SIM-free. This version gives the freedom of activating the phone at any local or worldwide carrier by simply getting a SIM card from your desired operator.

Apple will also soon allow its employees to purchase the iPhone X through the internal employee site at a discount. If you're close to an Apple store, you can pick your order up on Tuesday.

The smartphone, which drops the physical home button of past iPhone models in exchange for an upward swipe from the bottom of the screen, is covered with glass on both sides. In fact all SIM-free iPhone X orders will be delivered by December 12, or in a week with plenty of time before Christmas.

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

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