Apple Inc. this week began sale of the Unlocked iPhone 4S SKU for customers to purchase the device without a carrier contract.
The unlocked iPhone 4S 16 SKU sells at $649, the 32GB SKU at $749 and the 32GB SKU at $849 are now available at Apple.com.
Apple Inc. in Oct. said it sold 4 million iPhone 4S units at launch in the first three days of sale to set a new sales record for the device.
The sales figure beat the previous record held by the iPhone 4 at 1.7 million units sold in three days.
U.S. pre-order sales for the iPhone 4S topped 1 million units in the first 24 hours of pre-order sales.
The figure surpassed the prior record of 600,000 units sold in one day made by the iPhone 4.
In addition, AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless, and Sprint Nextel Corp. sold out of initial pre-order stock for the iPhone 4S days prior to launch.
The iPhone 4S began sale at brick and mortar retail stores Oct. 14.
The iPhone 4S includes the A5 Dual-Core CPU, 8MP camera, 1080p HD video recording functionality, iOS 5, and a new voice command protocol called Suri.
Suri can call, text, email, remind, and offer weather, stock, traffic, direction, and definition information via voice commands.
Battery is said to offer 8 hours of 3G talk time and 10 hours of video.