Apple will now sell you an unlocked, SIM-free iPhone X

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Apple only needed a month to significantly improve iPhone X stock. Yet even despite the rumored shortages of face-scanning camera tech and OLED displays, Apple has done an admirable job of getting stock back on track after the initial few weeks.

SIM-free iPhone X models fully support both CDMA and GSM networks, thus allowing you to use them with any wireless carrier.

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Consumers coveting the iPhone X can now buy an unlocked SIM-free version of the handset directly from Apple, giving them the freedom to use it on whatever carrier they want whenever they want. Offered in Silver or Space Gray, the bezel-less Apple phone costs $999 for the 64GB version and $1,149 for the 256 GB one.

"SIM-free" means your iPhone doesn't ship with a carrier SIM card. Both versions are now listed on Apple's website as delivered on December 12.

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Meanwhile, recent test results from Cellular Insights revealed that Qualcomm-powered iPhone X models sold by Sprint and Verizon get consistently better speeds on America's most common LTE band than the Intel-powered version sold by AT&T and T-Mobile. The iPhone X supports GSM and CDMA networks, so users can get on almost any network they want with a SIM card. Buyers can opt to pick up the phone from a nearby store or have it delivered, although it looks like it'll only ship from December 12.

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