With iPhone X supply constrains easing, Apple has began selling unlocked & SIM-free iPhone X models in the United States.
SIM-free handsets allow customers to easily switch between carriers, with a user able to put any SIM-card into their device and use it on either a pay-as-you-go or monthly contract.
“SIM-free” means your iPhone doesn’t ship with a carrier SIM card. The SIM-free iPhone sold on apple.com and at the Apple Store is unlocked. That means you’re free to use a SIM card from any carrier that provides service for iPhone.
The iPhone X has been available to buy from Apple unlocked & SIM-free in a range of countries since launch, however Apple typically waits around a month after the official launch date of the device to release the unlocked version.
The iPhone X, pronounced “iPhone Ten”, features a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED edge-to-edge display with 2436 x 1125 resolution and 458ppi, HDR support, Dolby Vision, HDR10, and True Tone. The Home Button has been removed from the iPhone X, with Apple adding a new Tap to Wake feature which works alongside Raise to Wake.
iPhone X features the new A11 Bionic chip with a special neural engine that helps power Face ID which unlocks the device by taking a 3D scan of the users face. Apple says Face ID can’t be spoofed by photographs, masks, and makeup, and changing your actual appearance with a hat or beard or makeup won’t prevent Face ID from working.