Unlocked iPhone 4S coming in November; won’t work with CDMA carriers

Earlier this week, Apple  announced  a brand new version of its iPhone iPhone 4S.    The iPhone 4S features the new A5 processor, a redesigned antenna, an 8-megapixel camera that can shoot 1080p high-definition video, and supports AirPlay mirroring. In addition,  the iPhone 4S is now a world-phone. This means there will be a single iPhone this year, for Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.

iPhone 4S worldphone

Today, pre-orders for the iPhone 4S began, and it also revealed that it will be sold unlocked and contract-free in November, starting at $649. It was revealed that the unlocked iPhone 4S will only work on supported GSM networks, like AT&T in the U.S. But it will not work with any CDMA carriers, including Verizon Wireless or Sprint.

“The unlocked iPhone includes all the features of iPhone but without a contract commitment,” Apple’s description reads. “You can activate and use it on the supported GSM wireless network of your choice, such as AT&T in the United States.”  Apple has warned that a credit check may be required for customers who purchase the unlocked GSM iPhone 4S in November. In addition, customers must be at least 18 years of age to buy.

The unlocked/contact-free version of the iPhone 4S is available in all three capacities, and is priced at $649 for 16GB, $749 for 32GB and $849 for 64GB. It will be available in both black and white beginning November.



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