Mobile phone manufacturing giant, Apple is making unlocked and SIM-free versions of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro available on day one. This is a huge deviation compared to past iPhone launches.

Normally, Apple launches new iPhones with carrier SIM cards pre-installed, then they subsequently launch iPhones with SIM-free and unlocked several weeks later.

When the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro go up for pre-order, you’ll be able to order with a carrier SIM pre-installed, via the iPhone Upgrade Program, or completely SIM-free and unlocked.

Nearly all iPhone models sold on apple.comand at the Apple Store are unlocked. This means they aren’t tied to a single carrier. The exception is when you buy an iPhone with AT&T Next. It will be tied — or locked — to AT&T.

– Your iPhone will be unlocked when you:

– Choose any carrier and select One-time payment.

– Choose any carrier and select Apple iPhone Payments.

– Choose any carrier and either join or upgrade with the Apple iPhone Upgrade Program.

Purchase a SIM-free model. This is like any other iPhone, just without a carrier nano-SIM card.


The iPhone 11 starts at $699 for 64GB of storage, while the iPhone 11 Pro starts at $999 for 64GB. The iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at $1099. Pre-orders will begin on September 13th at 5 a.m. PT, 8 a.m. ET. The new iPhones will arrive to customers and be available in Apple Stores on September 20th.

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