On launch day, customers were able to purchase only devices locked on AT&T, T-Mobile, Verzion, or Sprint. Two weeks later, the first unlocked models became available on Apple.com, as reported here. Nevertheless, the phones have been still tied with a specific carrier. Now, you’re finally able to buy an unlocked, sim-free iPhone X from the online Apple Store! What’s the big deal you might ask? Well, this option comes with a series of important advantages, which are listed below:
1. Carrier Free
The first and most obvious one, is that the phone is unlocked, which means that you can easily switch between carriers!
2. CDMA & GSM Compatibility
Secondly, a sim-free unlocked iPhone X has to be compatible with both GSM and CDMA networks. This means that you will be able to use it with all carriers from the United States and abroad, which is a great thing if you travel a lot. Only part numbers MQA52LL/A,MQA82LL/A, MQA62LL/A and MQA92LL/A (depending on color and storage size) which relate to the A1865 series are known as the global iPhone X models!
3. Qualcomm Powered
The A1865 iPhone X packs a Qualcomm manufactured modem, the faster LTE chip that the device houses. GSM-only models like the A1901 iPhone X are equipped by the slower Intel modems, as explained here.
4. Higher Resell Value
The A1865 iPhoneX costs the same $999 or $1149 + taxes depending if you opt for the 64 or 256 GB version. Nevertheless, this global iPhone X model will have a better resell value, simply because you can sell it to customers tied with any available carrier, it has the faster Internet modem and is compatible with both CDMA and GSM cellphone technologies!
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