Rejoice iPhone lovers. Apple is now selling unlocked iPhones in the US, which makes buying them a whole lot cheaper and easier. How so? Most of us have family/know someone in the U.S. And most iPhones we use originate from there, previously requiring the user in other countries to “illegally” unlock their iPhone in order to use it. Well, those hurdles no longer exist. And I am very happy about that.
Just launched on the online Apple Store, the iPhone 4 is selling at $649, without taxes. Factor in a maximum of 10% in taxes and you get a device that costs $700, much less than the price Lebanese retailers charge or other countries around the world ask you to pay.
Although the price tag is a little higher that a contract-free US iPhone, it’s definitely worth it. I know where I’m buying the upcoming generation iPhone from.
Now the question that begs itself: will those who bought a contract-free iPhone be allowed to have their phones legally unlocked?
Cool! That should stop cell shops in Lebanon from robbing people by charging them $50 for a ridiculous unlock process.
An unlock process that is not permanent and is not official and deters you from being able to update whenever a new iOS version is released.