Hackers vow to thwart AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s iPhone re-lock/disablement
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a cat-and-mouse game,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Steve Jobs. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We try to stay ahead. People will try to break in, and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s our job to stop them breaking in.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Yesterday Apple issued a statement declaring that currently available unlocking solutions for using the iPhone on a carrier other than AT&T in the US or other authorized carriers in Europe cause Ã¢â‚¬Å“irreparable damage to the iPhoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s software,Ã¢â‚¬Â and that an update appearing this week Ã¢â‚¬Å“will likely result in the modified iPhone becoming permanently inoperable.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Whether or not such a complete disablement of unlocked iPhones by Apple is even possible remains a point of debate, not to mention the implications for AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s image that could accompany a mass bricking of devices. However, it could reasonably be claimed that such a disablement would merely be a side effect of necessary iPhone software updates, not an intentional move to punish unlockers.
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