If you want an iPhone 6S or 6S Plus completely free of carrier association, now’s your time — Apple has started selling unlocked units at its online store, as spotted by 9to5Mac. That’s sooner than they often become available; last year it took until January for Apple to offer SIM-free iPhone 6 models.
Of course, you’ll need to pay full-price up front, just as you would if you were buying a contract-free T-Mobile phone. Pricing starts at $649 for the iPhone 6S and $749 for the 6S Plus, with most models currently showing shipping dates of between 2-3 weeks.
October 9th also marks the date that the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus go on sale in several new countries, mostly in Europe. Customers in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan will all be able to buy the phones today.