iPhone 4 Unlock to be Available Soon

Jul 13, 2010 - 9 Comments

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It was bound to happen sooner than later, and now iPhone 4 has been unlocked. iPhone Dev Team member planetbeing announced the following today on Twitter:

Looks like I now have an unlocked iPhone 4. :)

The tweet was followed up with a few pictures displaying the iPhone 4 with a carrier unlock activated (shown).

There is currently no word on when this iPhone 4 unlock will be available to everyone, but the iPhone Dev Team usually moves pretty quick so it’s safe to assume it will be relatively soon once the kinks are worked out.

The iPhone 4 that is available in the USA is tied to the AT&T network. This makes the unlock news particularly exciting for US customers who want to use the newest phone on another carrier, but they’ll still have to pay the full iPhone 4 price without contract (starting at $599) before being able to use the phone on a network outside AT&T.

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Posted by: Manish Patel in iPhone, News

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  1. tres bien says:

    I look forward to this for so many reasons…

  2. Michael Scott says:

    That’s what she said.

  3. […] are still tied to AT&T as the carrier. If you want to get around this, you will need to use a carrier unlock for the iPhone 4. Carrier unlocked iPhones are available in other countries, including France, the UK, and Canada, […]

  4. […] Other than the exclusive contract inked between AT&T and Apple, the other hurdle to bring iPhone to other networks is technology. Verizon is based on CDMA which would require a redesign of the iPhone. Moving the iPhone to T-Mobile would be relatively easy from a technological standpoint since both AT&T and T-Mobile use the same GSM technology which the iPhone is built for. The report notes that T-Mobile already has thousands of iPhone’s on it’s US network, thanks to carrier unlocks. […]

  5. Ina says:

    4.1 available yet? I mean unlock… plz tell..!

  6. don12c says:

    do i need to pay tax after buying iphone 4 in apple store in USA?

  7. tanya says:

    i have an i phone 4s on contract and want to unlock this can that be done? and if so can vodafone still block it on me so would it be worth my while? can someone give me advice thanks so much :)

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