Apple announced the start of sales of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus without binding to the cellular operator’s network. The device is available for order in the online store of the company.
Since the release of the first iPhone in 2007 the unit was sold and serviced exclusive in the US, the only operator – AT&T. In February 2011, when the term of the exclusive contract AT&T with Apple has expired, the American market was also released CDMA version of the iPhone 4 for the Verizon operator. Later, Verizon joined the third cellular provider Sprint.
Up to this point the new flagship of the “Apple” brand was sold with reference to the cellular operator. iPhone 7, which would use the network AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint with a two year contract, worth respectively $199, $299 and $399 or $299, $399 and $499 for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Now the Americans can purchase in the online Apple store of “unlocked” devices. The cost of the iPhone 7 without contract will be $649 for a model with a memory of 32 GB (about 41 000), $749 for the version with 128 GB (about 47 000) and $849 with 256 GB (53 500 rubles) iPhone 6 Plus – $769 for the model with 32 GB of memory (48 500 rubles), $869 for a model with 128 GB (54 900 rubles) and $969 – with 256 GB (61 000).
All smartphones available in packages of black, “black onyx”, silver, gold and rose gold. Delivery time the iPhone 7 without a contract for us customers, as indicated on the website, is 1-3 days for all models except “black onyx”, the latter promised to deliver in 3-5 weeks.
In other countries, Apple sells unlocked has long been “seven”, but in the U.S. the price of these smartphones will be one of the lowest in the world.