Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s PlusReuters/Beck Diefenbach

Apple's iPhone 6s and the larger iPhone 6s Plus launched on 9 September are now available at physical retail stores. For those outside the US, here is a list of countries where the devices can be purchased.

  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • France
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Hong Kong
  • China
  • Singapore
  • Puerto Rico
  • Japan

In the US, the SIM-free variant of the iPhone 6s starts from $649 (£428), and the iPhone 6s Plus from $749 (£528). For customers willing to subscribe to wireless network contracts, the iPhone 6s can be owned at $0 down payment and for $27 per month for 24 months. The iPhone 6s Plus can be purchased for $31 per month for 24 months, at $0 down payment.

How to unlock carrier-specific iPhone 6s and 6s Plus purchased from Apple Stores in the US

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus purchased through physical retail stores in the US paid for in full irrespective of carriers come unlocked by default. However, owners will be required to follow simple steps to complete the full unlocking process as mentioned below:

Step 1: Verify SIM-card is inserted within your newly-purchased iPhone 6S/6S Plus.

Step 2: Power on your iPhone 6S/6S Plus

Step 3: Connect handsets to a computer

Step 4: Launch Apple iTunes

Step 5: Verify a carrier message stating that the device is unlocked

Step 6: Proceed with an iTunes restore, or conventionally via iCloud.

[Source: The App Factor].