Apple iPhone X now available unlocked and SIM

Apple iPhone X now available unlocked and SIM

Apple iPhone X now available unlocked and SIM

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.

Apple is also apparently expanding the lineup.

Now, wireless customers who prefer to stay off-contract or avoid one of the four major carriers can get in on the fun too, as Apple has just launched a SIM-free version of the iPhone X.

The iPhone X marks the first Apple smartphone to include an OLED display, which had been one of the main rumors in the news for months.

Now, if you find the iPhone X on Apple's website, you'll have the option to buy either a GSM or CDMA version of the phone that works with either AT&T and T-Mobile or Verizon and Sprint. Verizon has for years sold phones, even Apple's flagship, unlocked and with the ability to move freely between both GSM and CDMA networks.

Apple introduced this option for those users who like to switch between carriers or travel internationally on a regular basis.

As tech publication 9to5Mac notes, unlocked iPhones can be useful for people who do a lot of global travel or who like to frequently switch carrier networks.

The prices are the same as what you'll pay from the carriers themselves: $999 for a 64GB model, and $1,149 for a 256GB one.

The addition of this new iPhone X purchase option suggests that Apple has more supply of the iPhone X than earlier feared.

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