Unlocked iPhone 4S launches in U.S., international launch in Hong Kong, South Korea, and more

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Apple's iPhone 4S is now available factory unlocked in the U.S. from Apple.com. Why it took until November when countries like Canada and the UK got unlocked models at launch, who knows? But if you've been waiting to go contract and SIM-lock free, now's your chance! (Reminder: Only the GSM/AT&T version is available unlocked, not the CDMA/Verizon/Sprint version).

Apple has also launched the iPhone 4S in 13 more countries, namely Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania and South Korea.

If you grabbed a new iPhone 4S today, let us know where and which model you got! And if you need more information to help you decide and get up to speed, check out:

iPhone 4S Features

iPhone 4S Buyers Guide

iPhone 4 Starters Guide

iPhone 4S apps

iPhone 4S accessories

iPhone 4S help

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Unlocked iPhone 4S launches in U.S., international launch in Hong Kong, South Korea, and more

14 Comments

Just ordered my from Amazon. Hope it doesnt dissapoints me since its my first iPhone ever (switched from a Blackberry 9810).

the question is I am on T-mobile and ell they dont have the I-phone I dont know if the unlocked version will have the T-mobile Frequencies for 3G? or still will be 2G?

I thought i read somewhere on here that all iphone 4s's were the same, both gsm and cdma, how would an unlocked one be only gsm?

I thought i read somewhere on here that all iphone 4s's were the same, both gsm and cdma, how would an unlocked one be only gsm?

Ordered my unlocked 4s on 11/11. The order is still "processing" and says "delivers November 28 - December 5."

Ordered my unlocked 4s on 11/11. The order is still "processing" and says "delivers November 28 - December 5."

hi,can i ask a question,my sister in Vietnam want to buy the international iphone 4s but i know they dont sell it here but if i buy the unlocked one,can i use it with the carrier in VN(they use GSM and sim card like Tmobile)and where should i buy it, at apple store