Looking for a new, unlocked iPhone that hasn't been hacked? Normally iPhones come locked to a carrier, such as AT&T, and must be modified to allow usage with other networks. This could violate terms of service and Apple's warranty rules.
Two iPhone models that have never been locked can now be found for sale on the website Buy.com. These legally unlocked iPhones should be fully covered by Apple's warranty and make it possible to use the device on many GSM networks with no contract.
From the website:
The Never Locked iPhone!!
Apple iPhones have typically been locked to only use on the AT&T network, so they are not capable of being used on other GSM carriers such as T-Mobile or for overseas travel.
Hackers were able to break the software to use the iPhone on carriers other than AT&T, but any connection to iTunes or any software updates provided by Apple lock the iPhone and render it useless.Now the iPhone is available without any locks or restrictions to any GSM carrier. Also, the Apple guarantee is valid for all never-locked iPhones.
- Connect the iPhone to iTunes
- Update the iPhone software when the updates are available from Apple
- Purchase apps from the iTunes library or the Apps store on the iPhone
- Use AT&T or T-Mobile in the USA Or one of the 30 different GSM carriers all over the US
- Use with any GSM carriers globally
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Pricing is $999.99 for the iPhone 3GS and $859.99 for the iPhone 3G with free shipping.
Unlocked iPhones have been sold by Apple in several markets worldwide including Hong Kong, France, and Taiwan.