iPhone Unlocked- For a price?

obeezyAm I the only person that finds it ironic that someone has unlocked the iPhone, but you have to BUY the software? I am sure they won’t mind it when I download the software for free via torrent.[…] Thanks to obeezy for providing this nice story on Digg (more than 62Diggs).

What other users say about this:

nepawoods: There is no irony. The iPhone is not free. You have to buy it. But once you buy it, you own it. It is a physical thing that you own, and you can do what you like with it, including unlock it. So what is wrong with buying the tools to unlock it? If you want open source tools, write them.

nepawoods: someone mind explaining the irony?

neiltc13: If you are going to spend $599 on a phone, a few extra dollars on software to make it work as it should isn’t really a problem.

geminitojanus: Oh the irony. Do some damned hard work and release it closed source, watch it get pirated in 10 minutes. Do some hard work and release it as open source and get completely ignored.

conbot: Well, there are already unlocking services out there. This is no surprise.

StephenCIreland: chances are theyll do an internet activated credit system like the nokia bb5 people do, so were going to have to run usb probing, ethernet probing, traffic sniffing and an app decompile to get this working, i suggest we get one technically competent person to buy the hack and release it for all

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