The iPhone is only supposed to work on AT&T but there are those that insist on getting to use it on their prefered network of choice, Verizon subscribers will have to wait until 2013 when (supposedly) it will switch over to GSM networks.
A certain T-Mobile reseller reportedly located close to an Apple store is (or was) proudly advertising the fact that they would unlock your iPhone for you and get you a contract with T-Mobile.
I received the following email from a colleague:
Speaking of hacks, Today I went into an Apple store with a less than two week old iPhone that had the green tint camera problem.
Because it had been “hacked” with some 3rd party apps and was running T-Mobile they refused to service it, said the warranty was voided and “blacklisted” the phone against future service, or return!
Only after asking for the manager and having several conversations with her, did they finally allow me to return it, but charged me a 10% restocking fee…
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.