“A teenager in New Jersey has broken the lock that ties Apple’s iPhone to AT&T’s wireless network, freeing the most hyped cell phone ever for use on the networks of other carriers, including overseas ones,” The Associated Press reports.
“The New Jersey teen collaborated online with four other people to develop the unlocking process,” AP reports.
“George Hotz, 17, confirmed Friday that he had unlocked an iPhone and was using it on T-Mobile’s network, the only major U.S. carrier apart from San Antonio-based AT&T that is compatible with the iPhone’s cellular technology,” AP reports.
“The hack, which Hotz posted Thursday to his blog, is complicated and requires skill with both soldering and software. It takes about two hours to perform,” AP reports.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Ryan” for the heads up.]