“No one ever doubted that the iPhone would be unlocked. It was only a matter of time before someone figured out how to crack the armor that heretofore has kept iPhone users from popping in a SIM card other than the iPhone-specific one that AT&T Wireless supplies with every new iPhone,” Melissa Perenson reports for PC World.
“It seems that the team of someones at iPhoneSimFree.com are the first to successfully pull off this feat. The group says it has unlocked the phone, and will be releasing its software for sale starting next week,” Perenson reports.
“Unlocking the iPhone dramatically widens the phone’s appeal. For one, it means that you won’t be tied to AT&T Wireless’ services and network; you can use whatever local GSM network operates best for your needs–and potentially save money while doing so. Once it’s been unlocked, you can take the phone with you anywhere, and pop in the SIM card of choice,” Perenson reports.
“Engadget says that at the moment, the hack appears ‘restore-resistant’–meaning you won’t have to re-hack your phone after you apply an iPhone update,” Perenson reports. “I’ll be interested to see what the response will be from Apple and AT&T Wireless.”
Full article here.
Engadget’s article here.