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    Question According to apple store employee, 1.1.1 unlocks will be bricked in 3 months!?!

    I just got back from the apple store where i purchased a new iphone in anticipation of the new unlock coming from the dev team.

    anyhow, as usual the sales person says "are you using it in the US, not going to unlock it, etc"

    of course i say yes

    she then goes onto say that if you unlock it, it won't be functional in 3 months.

    I replied, oh, there is a new update coming then?

    she replies, No, its made to do that, the phone is not meant to be unlocked so once you do, it activates something inside then over the course of 3 months your phone will no longer work...

    i purchased the phone anyways.

    is this even possible?

    Unfortunately...this isnt' the first time i've heard it from an apple CS person, the first time, the guy was a complete idiot so I took it with a grain of salt.

    Has anyone else heard this?



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    I think he's full of it...... Apple would have said something about it via press release or other...... I think transmittle of that kind of information into thier employees hands wouldnt be something they would do.

    Second they would be sued into chapter 11 if they embedded a timebomb into it.

    just my .02$ USD

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    apple twats, i think they are going for the scare mongering angle now:0), im 99 percent sure that if there was any watermark inside the phone that told the phone to deactivate in 3 months it would have been found by the dev team and reported as all the files have been decrypted. Anyway as for a stopclock nuke of the phone, i would very much doubt it. They will have law suits hitting them from every angle.

    They are twats, i cant believe they are doing this angle of attack now, telling there foot soldiers who get their salary paid by us the customer to say this sphiel.

    They are taking the enjoyment out of buying the phone now,

    its like yes we will take your 300 pounds and by the way if you unlock it, it will self distruct in 3 months

    Prats....

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    It's fud, but to test it, set your clock forwards 3 months

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    lol why 3 months? what a joke.


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    in 30seconds this pc screen will blow up. you have been warned

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    c'mon guys, relax. this thread is just a joke. someone trying to get a rise outta you guys. who in their right minds believe that the random-hourly-employees down at the apple store now anything the rest of the world doesnt? get a grip guys. this guy is obviously just bored and feeling lonely......

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    WTF! we are in october 1999?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sooodvs View Post
    lol why 3 months? what a joke.
    thanks for the responses guys.

    I have NO idea, she just said 3 months, the other CS guy earlier didn't mention a time frame.

    Like I said, i bought the phone anyhow and plan to unlock it whenever it comes out...but i just thought it was strange.

    I'm in south florida, we have 3 apple stores.

    the 2 employees that said this were at different stores, so true or not, its coming down from higher up than just them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by izim1 View Post
    c'mon guys, relax. this thread is just a joke. someone trying to get a rise outta you guys. who in their right minds believe that the random-hourly-employees down at the apple store now anything the rest of the world doesnt? get a grip guys. this guy is obviously just bored and feeling lonely......
    Lonely? WTF?

    why would I make this up?

    thanks for the insults, I'm reporting what ive heard (twice now) and sharing the information. IF its false, it wouldn't be the first time someone reported incorrect information on a message board, or this one for that matter.

    Ignore it if you think its a joke, I certainly hope it is false, as I just bought a new phone.


 

 
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