During Apple’s Let’s Talk iPhone event, they announced that they would begin selling the unlocked iPhone 4S in November, but we now have reports that they are available now.
According to 9to5mac:
Although Apple says that they will begin selling unlocked, contract-free iPhone 4S units in the United States in November, we have learned otherwise. Select Apple Stores in the United States have begun selling contract-free versions of the iPhone 4S, which our friend Steven Troughton-Smith was able to both verify and purchase.
The contract-free device can be activated by simply plugging it into iTunes. Once you have plugged the unlocked device in, the above message will popup informing you that the device has been unlocked. The contract-free iPhone 4S will include an AT&T SIM card but you are able to remove it if you don’t want or need it.
Contract-free, Factory unlocked iPhone 4S prices:
$649 for 16GB
$749 for 32GB
$849 for 64GB