Current iPhone unlocking policies?

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What's the current Koodo policy on iPhones and locking?  I know they can no longer charge an unlock fee, and the Q&A says you can unlock a phone immediately if "buying outright", although there's nothing about what restrictions if any might apply if you don't buy it outright.
A local Koodo outlet though that new iPhones might be coming unlocked out of the box, but they weren't sure.  Is this the case, perhaps only for non-Tab phones?
I'd normally buy direct from Apple since there seems to be no advantage to buying through the flanker brands, but I've got a $150 discount from their conversion of the old positive Tab balance, so I'll likely buy through Koodo if I get an iPhone.  Unfortunately, they don't carry the two iPhone 7 colors I'm most interested in (silver, gold).  I guess its a black phone again... :)
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Official Response
CRTC regs are publicly available and easily googled. All phones as of Dec 1 2017 must be sold unlocked. Anything sold before must be unlocked for free. That's it. No exceptions for tabs.