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Printed from posts sale of unlocked iPhone 3Gs

updated 03:35 pm EDT, Mon April 13, 2009 unlocked iPhones

Online vendor is now selling unlocked 16GB iPhone 3Gs, a listing at the site claims. The phones are in detail described as "never-locked" models, able to connect to any GSM carrier in the US, including T-Mobile. Buyers are moreover said to be able to use the phones without the restrictions of hacked devices, such as an inability to sync with iTunes or download official firmware updates.

The list price for the phones is $800, however, and their origin is unknown. While Apple has begun selling contract-free iPhones, the official American options are still linked to AT&T. The most likely source may be regions such as France and Hong Kong, which sell unlocked iPhones that could in theory be imported at a high premium. Apple has not stated any position regarding the listing.

by MacNN Staff




  1. rytc

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Hacked iPhones show no such restrictions, synching with iTunes is not a problem - however, downloading official updates can be pain it's true. These phones are most likely Grey market phones, which unless parallel importing is banned in the US? would be perfectly legal.

  1. rytc

    Joined: Dec 1969



    They state quite clearly the phones are coming from overseas that that therefore the instructions contained will be in Italian - so they are obviously coming from Europe.

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