According to Singapore retailers, Apple theatened to take leagl action against them for selling illegally “unlocked” iPhones,” Leung Wai-Leng reports for The Straits Times. “The phones are unlocked by hacking into their software so that local SIM cards can be used.”
“Sim Lim Square retailers and even some online local sellers have stopped selling the gadget,” Wai-Leng reports.
“A retailer in Sim Lim Square said shops there, including his, received a warning e-mail from Apple about a month ago,” Wai-Leng reports. “It threatened legal action should they continue to sell ‘hacked’ iPhones, which could make them liable for $1,000 per iPhone sold.”
“A Straits Times check with 12 electronics shops and cellphone sellers in Sim Lim Square found none openly selling the gadget,” Wai-Leng reports. “But one retailer on the fourth floor said the sought-after phone could be ‘brought in’ for interested buyers.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mike in Helsinki” for the heads up.]