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Unlocked iPhone 4 Coming This Week?

Unlocked iPhone 4 Hitting Apple Stores on Wednesday?

Update: Apple's unlocked iPhones went on sale a day early than expected. You can order your own unlocked iPhone 4 now on Apple's website.

Apple fans are chomping at the bit for new iPhone news, especially since there was no mention of the device at last week's WWDC keynote presentation, where the next generation iPhone has historically been announced. It's assumed that the iPhone 5 (or iPhone 4S as some are now calling it) will be unveiled this Fall alongside the launch of iOS 5. But instead of waiting a whole three to four more months for iPhone news, Apple may be throwing mobile addicts a bone this week — rumor has it Apple will begin stocking an unlocked iPhone 4 on its shelves this Wednesday.

Coming in white or black, and in 16GB and 32GB flavors, this may sound enticing to the average consumer (since you can take the phone to any carrier you want), there are some downsides. First, you'll be paying a huge up-front fee. Since you won't have to sign up for a contract with Verizon or AT&T, you can buy the phone outright, which will likely cost you several Benjamins (starting at $599 to be exact). Second, you don't really have that many choices. The only device Apple is rumored to be releasing unlocked is a GSM-compatible model, which gives you a choice of AT&T or T-Mobile for service.

There is an upside though. Find out what it is when you read more.

International travelers will get the biggest benefit from an unlocked iPhone, as they can purchase (or rent) cheap SIM cards from the country they're visiting to eliminate pricey roaming fees from US carriers.

Tell us — would you buy an unlocked iPhone 4?

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