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Apple Warns Customers not to Unlock Their iPhones

Discussion in 'News' started by malware, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. malware New Member

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    Apple today released for the first time an official statement addressing iPhone unlocking software. The company said in a press release that it has discovered that "many of the unauthorized iPhone unlocking programs available on the Internet cause irreparable damage to the iPhone's software. In fact, the damage may be so serious that "the modified phone" could become "permanently inoperable when a future Apple-supplied iPhone software update is installed." Several iPhone unlocking products - free and fee-based - are available on the Internet today. Apple also noted that users who make unauthorized modifications to the software on their iPhone will violate their iPhone software license agreement and void the warranty.

    Source: TG Daily
     
  2. sleepeeg3 New Member

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    Lame scare tactics :rolleyes:
     
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    That's one of the most thinly veiled, low-ball threats I've ever seen...
     
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    i would bet that if you read between the lines it meanes the next update they put out will include some type of Apple validation thing to dissable it if it is unlocked. if i owned an iphone i wouldnt update it now.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    That's the reason I'm very interested in the Openmoko Neo 1973. Entirely based on open source.:cool:

    Not that the iPhone isn't interesting, it's just that I don't like it when it's locked and you're forced to use a certain provider for simply calling people. There should versions that you actually can use anywhere.
     
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    One reason why, in this aspect, Europeans have it better. Cell phone innovation in the US sucks a big one because of shit like this.
     
  7. WarEagleAU

    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

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    maybe, just maybe, its not a scare tactic but something true. I dont see why folks are fussing. Hell, just wait until their propriatery (Sp) contract with AT*T is up and then get it with other providers. You bunch of babies.
     
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    I'm really touched by Apple's concern for their customers which, of course, has nothing to do with trying to segment and milk the market to the last drop.

    The day I will accept a locked product, e.g. a DVD that's region-coded, an operator-locked mobile, or a processor which I don't overclock will be a sad day indeed. I humbly thank all those hard- and software developers that strive to brake or surpass the limitations placed on us by big business... keep up the good work!
     

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