Apple Has No Right to Break Your Unlocked iPhone (See Proof)

Published: Sep 25, 2007

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7 Responses

  1. Mackenzie (1 comments) says:

    Unlocking a cellphone is copyright infringement. When you buy a handset from a carrier, it has programming on the phone. It’s a copyright of the manufacturer.

  2. Childress (1 comments) says:

    Fuck apple and the communists that try to control the free flow of knowledge.

  3. 9997 (1 comments) says:

    well…i guess it’s better not to unlock ur iphone then! or is it?

    i personally would not want it damaged!

  4. (1 comments) says:

    Once you unlock your iphone, you can no longer use most of the apple software.

  5. Zach (2 comments) says:

    well how many people were dissappointed when their unlocked iPhones were turned into expensive paper weights after the last software update? Which warned that it would ruin unlocked or “hacked” phones

  6. Cleverboy (2 comments) says:

    You are TRAFFICING IGNORANCE. Read the TUAW article. Unlocking alters your phone very significantly, as “re-locking” shows you. Apple will not “break” your phone, YOU ALREADY HAVE.

  7. Cleverboy (2 comments) says:

    Wow. What increibly brain-dead logic. Read the poster’s reasoning very slowly. Let me break it down for you.

    1. A DMCA exemption makes it LEGAL to unlock your phone.
    2. Ergo, Apple would be in violation of the law if they damage your device.

    Yikes. Talk about a leap of logic that’ll break both your legs! Apple has said very clearly that the REASON why iPhones that have been unlocked may become inoperable, is because these unlocking hacks make changes to the baseband firmware that effectively “damage” the phone.

    Anyone who knows about unlocking knows that these unlocks SURVIVE a phone restore. So, logically, the software that is upgraded, needs to be able to talk to the software that is NOT upgraded (resident and irreplaceable on the phone as part of your original activation process on a “clean” phone direct from the production line).

    Now… here’s where the LAW could ACTUALLY be against Apple. Read the Slashdot article about the “Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act”. That said, Apple insists that the unlocking software is damaging the phone, and that is the exact option under which the act does NOT apply. Is it really “damage” that unlocking programs do? Is “bricking” really an unintended consequence of upgrading to the latest OS update? I guess those are the only areas up for question.

    Don’t give people a false sense of security on faulty logic.

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