If you’re looking to buy an unlocked iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro, there aren’t many choices. Many retailers that previously sold unlocked phones have changed their policy and now require a carrier activation on purchase. Fortunately, if you’re looking for an unlocked iPhone 14, there’s still one place you can buy one.
Where can you buy an unlocked iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro?
The only place you can purchase an unlocked iPhone 14 is the Apple Store. Every other major retailer requires you to activate the phone with a carrier upon purchase. This wasn’t always the case, though.
cYou could buy an unlocked iPhone at Best Buy a few years ago. Unfortunately, this policy changed when the iPhone 13 was released. Now, you can’t even buy a phone locked to a carrier and activate it later. Instead, you have to activate the phone at the time of purchase. This maces for an annoying sales experience since it’s much faster to do it yourself on your carrier’s website than in-store.
Fortunately, buying an unlocked iPhone on the Apple Store website is easy:
- Find the model of iPhone you want.
- Choose the color and amount of storage you desire.
- Enter your trade-in information (or skip it)
- Select a payment option
- Buy: Choose “Connect to any carrier later”
- Finance: Must use “Apple Card Monthly Installments.”
- Apple iPhone Upgrade Program: Can get unlocked if you’re eligible for upgrade
Choosing the above options will ensure you’re purchasing the iPhone 14 completely unlocked. Fortunately, even if you do purchase with a carrier, you can get your phone unlocked after certain requirements.