We receive many questions regarding the Factory Unlocked iPhone like; What is it? What's the different between an iPhone and a Factory Unlocked iPhone? Which is better? Can one still jailbreak it? If i update my firmware version do i lose my unlock feature onto it? Basically jailbreak it'll I lose anything? How much will it cost? Where can I buy it? Will Apple do international shipping on it? Do you know the countries which have it?
In certain countries there are certain laws and restrictions that does not allow Apple to sell iPhones that are locked to local cell phone service providers. These laws made Apple come forth with an iPhone that known on the market as Factory or Officially Unlocked iPhone, which is not 100% true, because this phone isn't been locked, it had been manufactured by Apple with no SIM card restrictions so that you can utilize it with any GSM SIM card worldwide.
Among the advantages of this phone is it is not important how many times you update, upgrade or downgrade your firmware, it'll still work with any Sim worldwide, you can also still jailbreak this iPhone and also you do not have to worry about effecting the unlocking status of your factory unlocked iPhone. But besides the proven fact that this iPhone is NOT locked to any specific company, and you may use it worldwide without needing to unlock it, it's exactly like the locked iPhone.
Factory Unlocked iPhone is better than a locked iPhone due to two reasons, one its already unlocked so you do not have to worry about unlocking it, and two you can change your firmware version each time apple have a new version as well as your iphone will stay unlocked.
Here is a list of countries that sells Factory Unlocked iPhones:
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
If you visit the Apple store during these countries they'll let you know what you can buy the Factory Unlocked iPhone for, but there's couple of things you need to know, Apple store will not ship international so if you really want to get a factory unlocked iphone you will need to find somebody that lives in a single of those countries to ship it to and then they can ship it for you, another thing you need to know of the Apple Store is they will limit you to definitely 2 iPhones per customer, which means you can't create a business from it. Soon we will be listing the hyperlinks for all the apple stores for the above countries that sells Factory Unlocked iPhone.