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You can already buy an unlocked GSM iPhone 6 or 6 Plus direct from Apple but it comes with a T-Mobile SIM in the U.S. Consumers will have the option to ditch that SIM card — much to T-Mobile’s chagrin, I’d guess — according to 9to5 Mac whose sources say the SIM-free iPhones go on sale Tuesday.
Pricing should remain the same as the currently available unlocked models, which start at $649. The only real difference here is that you’ll have to provide your own compatible GSM SIM card for your new phone since there won’t be one included. Update: This phone did launch on Tuesday and isn’t just an unlocked GSM model; it’s a “world phone” that supports CDMA, GSM, TD-LTE and many other networks.