How Apple's iPhone X Could Make Big Telecom Companies Squirm

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This option is ideal for business travelers who don't want to stick with a wireless carrier and who might want to pop in a SIM card from another carrier, such as an worldwide one during a trip.

There's no doubt the iPhone X is an attractive slab of a gadget but with all that complicated tech to fit together, and a later launch than this year's other iPhones, rumors have persisted that Apple has been struggling to make enough of the flagship handsets to keep up with demand.

Apple's electronic-SIM performs the same functions of a removable SIM card.

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The SIM-free iPhone X will work with any carrier, whether it's a GSM one like AT&T or T-Mobile, or a CDMA operator like Sprint or Verizon. If you selected the SIM-free iPhone, you'll need to insert your own nano-SIM card or obtain one from the supported carrier of your choice and activate it in order to use your iPhone.

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Buying a SIM-free iPhone X also means that you'll have to pay full price up-front: $999 for the 64GB model, and $1149 for the 256GB model. That means you're free to use a SIM card from any carrier that provides service for iPhone. The SIM-free iPhone sold on apple.com and at the Apple Store is unlocked.

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