Don't want to buy Apple's new tied to a carrier? Now you don't have to.
As of this week, Apple is selling the iPhone XR SIM-free on the Apple Store website. That means you can buy the phone unlocked from Apple and connect it to whatever carrier you like. It's also useful if you want to keep the phone but switch networks, use it internationally, or give it as a gift.
The iPhone XR was available for preordersand then released on Oct. 26. You previously had to buy it tied to a specific carrier. Note that the and were available SIM-free since they released on Sept. 21.
Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.