“Gizmodo” (http://gizmodo.com/5499439/buy-iphones-without-contract-now-official-apple-document-leaked) is reporting that, according to Apple’s internal documentation, the iPhone is now available without AT&T contract or ID at any Apple Store. The “Gizmodo” contact claims that the iPhone is locked, however, so it will only work with AT&T SIMs.
Customers aren’t required to have an AT&T contract. And they can only purchase one iPhone per day.
However, the iPhones are still locked, so you’ll have to unlock ’em yourself. Still, Apple used to require an AT&T contract for the devices, even for the ones being purchased without a contract subsidy.
The “contract-less” price is US$499 for the iPhone 3G 8GB, $599 for the iPhone 3GS 16GB, and $699 for the 32GB top model.