FINALLY Apple today started offering unlocked versions of their GSM iPhone! The online store now lists both a 16GB and 32GB unlocked version of the smartphone in both black and white models. The 16GB version retails for $649, while the 32GB option is available for $749. Apple currently sells locked versions of the iPhone tied to a contract with AT&T for $199 and $299 for the 16GB and 32GB models. Apple’s unlocked iPhones will only be capable of running on AT&T and T-Mobile networks in the U.S.
This is especially good news for people in the US who travel internationally. Now all you need to do is buy a SIM card and prepaid plan in the country you are visiting. You’ll have a local mobile number and no longer have to pay outrageous international roaming costs to call locally.