Rumor: Unlocked iPhone 4 to come to USA

Jun 13, 2011 by Katie Gatto weblog

(PhysOrg.com) -- The smart phone rumors are flying around again, and this time they are about the iPhone 4. If they turn out to be true an unlocked version of the iPhone 4 will be available in retail Apple stores for customers in the US on Wednesday. An unlocked iPhone has the capability of making international calling significantly cheaper than getting a bill from AT&T. Unlocked models of the iPhone 4 have been released by Apple in a variety of countries, including Canada and several countries in Europe. If the rumor proves to be true this will be the first time that Apple has released an unlocked iPhone in the United States.

The rumor comes from a Twitter user, @chronicwire, an account that is only about a week old. Despite this several sites are reporting this users as a credible and well-know source. At this point @chronicwire's track record is completely unknown. According to the tweets four phone models have been selected for the unlock. They include: the MC603, the 16GB black phone, the MC604 the 16GB white phone, the MC605, the 32GB black phone and the MC606 the 32GB white phone.

Of course, this is not the first rumor that has been posted on this account for the current week. Initially the user stated that Apple would be announcing a MacBook Air refresh on Wednesday, designed with the back to school or new to dorms crowd in mind.

So, is @chronicwire telling the truth? No one can be sure of that until Wednesday, but for now it would be best to take the rumors with a grain of salt and not get your hopes too high.

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raypricecomedy
not rated yet Jun 13, 2011
An unlocked phone is always a good idea. But since the iPhone 4 uses a micro sim card, the unlocked iPhone 4 will be pretty useless as an international phone. (The most common way to use an international phone is to have a different sim card for whatever carrier you want to use. Most carriers do not even offer micro sim cards.)
sherriffwoody
not rated yet Jun 13, 2011
Seriously, is this news for a science website?? Its a consumer device, leave it to consumer websites to cover