Where do I purchase a Factory Unlocked iPhone 6/6 plus
In my attempt to purchase a Contract Free/ FACTORY UNLOCKED iPhone all I have
wound up with is a bunch of confusion. Here's how the story goes.
I checked on this Extensively today. I called the Apple Store (Online) and was told YES,
the Tmobile contract version is "Unlocked". I even called back and chatted to be sure,
and was told emphatically by three employees YES. Then I went two stores here in
New York City; 5th avenue store and the one on 14th street and was told
something different. I was told the Tmobile version is locked, but only for 40 days.
You must activate it on the Tmobile network first. After the 40 days you can then put in a
different sim and it will automatically unlock (Must have a different sim to do this).
I then went to Tmobile, and they said that's how their version works. (the one they sell).
I spoke to Apple Online again (4th time now) but was told at the opposite: "The Apple iPhone
Contract Free version is unlocked, does not require activation on Tmobile first, you can take
it to any GSM compatible carrier". I then asked if they are selling different version than what's
physically in the store and they could not comment on that, but only what was sold online.
Therefore, it may be that people who pre-ordered received an unlocked version. The version
that's being sold in the physical Apple store may NOT be the one you get when your order
online. It may instead be the one tMobile will sell you. I wish Apple would really clarify this.
Does anybody else know anything different? I would sure like to get a Factory Unlocked