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Unlocked iPhone 4S hits U.S. in November from $649

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Friday, October 7, 2011
News Categories: iPhone

Apple has confirmed that the iPhone 4S will be available unlocked and contract-free starting in November, 2011. According to the online Apple Store, 16GB models will be priced at $649, with 32GB at $749 and 64GB at $849. However, in a somewhat confusing note on the page, Apple’s text says that “the unlocked iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S will not work with CDMA-based carriers such as Verizon Wireless or Sprint.” It’s unclear at this point whether the text was merely preserved from the iPhone 4 and carried forwards to the iPhone 4S, which operates as a dual-mode worldphone with the ability to switch between CDMA and GSM networks, or whether this is related to an actual software or hardware restriction with the new device.

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And let me guess, 4S phones purchased through Verizon or Sprint will be locked permanently to those respective carriers?

Posted by Paul on October 8, 2011 at 6:32 AM (PDT)

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