Macbook Air supplies are low, and rumors are swirling about the imminent product refresh this Wednesday. Turns out unlocked iPhone 4s (iPhones sold without being chained to a carrier or contract) will join the fray.
You can thank Twitter user Chronic for starting this one. Chronic who has a solid track record breaking Apple related news vias his Twitter account tweeted Sunday:
Unlocked iPhones headed to Apple Stores for Wednesday: MC603 (16GB, Black) MC604 (16GB, White) MC605 (32GB, Black) MC606 (32GB, White)
Unlocked iPhones make a lot more sense in Europe than they do here. It's common practice over their to ditch data plans (relying on WiFi fo data) and go with local pre-paid sim cards as a means to talk and text. The pay-as-you-go model is much less popular and effective in the U.S. Verizon phones don't even have SIM cards, and even AT&T's GSM network doen't support T-Mobile's 3G frequencies.
Still, giving consumers the choice of whether or not they want to sign their soul over to Verizon or AT&T when purchasing an iPhone is encouraging. Just don't expect there to be much of a benefit if you do in fact choose to purchase an unlocked iPhone 4.
Source: PC World