Apple made a surprising move to start selling the iPhone 4 unlocked to any carrier. The phone is available to anyone now: no social security number needed, no mandatory binding 2 -year carrier contract.
This is great news for all iPhone fans overseas who have not yet been able to get their hands on the iPhone 4. The unlocked phone sells in black and white: $649 for 16GB, $749 for 32Gb and will work with an active micro-SIM card from any supported GSM carrier worldwide.
To be able to order from Apple in the USA you need a US billing and shipping address. By setting up an iTunes account (tutorial)* with US billing address and using a US Unlocked shipping address you easily sail through the checkout procedure.
*the US Unlocked Card necessary for setting up a US iTunes account will be available again shortly as we are transitioning to a Visa card. In the meantime please, use our Personal Shopping service.