It appears the ever industrious Asian phone hackers have finally started offering 'fully unlocked' iPhones to the Malaysian market. Previous hacks worked apparently on all the cellular networks here with the exception of Maxis (012). According to the lelong.com.my posting, this new haxorized version works across the board on 012,016,013,014 and 018. The only issue would be the price I guess - the 8GB model is being sold in the US at USD599 about MYR2088. The same unlocked model is selling on lelong for MYR2990!
Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs said Tuesday that it's his company's job to stymie hackers who try to unlock the iPhone -- the first time the company has officially said it would fight attempts to use the popular device on unauthorized networks.
At a London Apple retail store where he announced the iPhone's Nov. 9 U.K. debut, Jobs responded to a question about whether Apple would put a stop to the unlocking hacks that have mushroomed recently. "It's a cat-and-mouse game," said Jobs. "We try to stay ahead. People will try to break in, and it's our job to stop them breaking in."
Apple this week provided its vast developer community with new pre-release builds of its upcoming Mac OS X 10.4.11 Update, expected to be the company's final revision to the Tiger operating system ahead of Leopard's October launch.
According to a person familiar with the matter, the new builds -- labeled Mac OS X 10.4.11 build 8S2151 (for Intel Macs) and Mac OS X 10.4.11 build 8S151 (for PowerPC Macs) -- address a handful known issues, in particular those relating to system hangs when unmounting NFS volumes and copying files over a network.
Apple is sexy. The past decade has seen Apple create a big bang with its iPods, while the Mac has been transformed from a niche product for artists into a serious tool for business professionals.
And there's no sign the company is cooling down. The recent introduction of the iPhone, and a new generation of iPods, seems likely to keep Apple in the lead for innovation for a while to come.
An unlocked iPhone is a joy to behold, filled with third party apps – something the hackers haven’t yet achieved with the newly released iPod Touch, despite a promising moment that soon saw hopes dashed, while yet another iPod teething problem has reared its ugly head.
It seems no matter what Apple releases these days, something always seems to go wrong. When the original iPod nano was released, the screen was easy to scratch, but even before that, problems with battery life plagued some early models.