Well today was announcement day for OnePlus but sadly we weren’t treated to a new phone or new phones today. Instead, OnePlus announced today that they have officially ditched the invite system for their flagship device, the OnePlus One. To celebrate the opening up of sales, OnePlus has made some accessories available for 75% off today only. You can snag a flip cover for just $5 or grab a premium screen protector for just $2. Sadly, shipping costs kind of kill it if you’re not also buying a phone.
While the death of the invite system for the OnePlus One is definitely good news, the invite system is not going away for future devices. OnePlus confirmed that at launch, the OnePlus Two will also only be available via invite. Though definitely frustrating, the invite system does allow OnePlus to reduce risk and in turn keep their overall margins low. In other words, the invite system is part of how they get these guys into our hands at a very reasonable price.
Still no word on when we’ll see the Two but you’ve got to think it can’t be too far off now.