Owners of unlocked iPhones hosed by software update | Crave : The gadget blog Well the war has begun. People who hacked their iPhones vs Apple.
I don't personally have an iPhone, but I think it is ridiculous for Apple to treat their customers this way. If someone wants to hack their phone for additional functionality, they should be able to.
The law allows you to unlock your phone and I think Apple and AT&T crossed the line. Also, people did not receive a discount on their phone to be a slave to a service.
I think this is setting up Apple and AT&T for a lawsuit and a lot of unnecessary bad publicity. AT&T is already struggling with bad service and the sales of the iPhone are starting to lag behind expectations.
This move could have a big effect on stock prices of both companies.