When the iPhone 4 went on sale in the UK last year it was available with a number of mobile carriers here in the UK, you could also purchase the iPhone 4 direct from the Apple store unlocked.
This meant that you could use your existing mobile contract with the iPhone 4 or use a pay as you go SIM card with it, without being tied to any particular mobile carrier.
When the iPhone 4 went on sale in the US, it was only available with AT&T, this later changed when the CDMA version was announced for Verizon Wireless, but customers were still tied to individual carriers.
Now it seems that the US may finally get unlocked version’s of the iPhone 4 according to a recent tweet by @chronicwire, who has noted that all versions of the iPhone 4 will be available unlocked from this Wednesday.
This has yet to be confirmed by Apple, but it would make sense for the company, as iPhone 4 customers would be able to use the iPhone 4 on the network of their choice.
When Apple launched the first iPhone back in 2007, they needed the mobile carriers to get the iPhone off the ground, so they had to sign an exclusive deal with AT&T in the US, when this deal ran out we saw the iPhone land on Verizon wireless.
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