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    So, i just read that someone found a WIDGET icon hiden in the iphone,

    http://www.iphoneology.com/2007/08/0...ing-to-iphone/

    http://www.iphoneology.com/2007/07/3...-apps-widgets/

    also some clues of what looks to be SPOTLIGHT, we'v already seen a RINGTONE tab in itunes during a keynote, and we are all specting cool stuff like search contacts, copy/paste, save web/email content. and we can o fourther and spect apple to release video out, word processing app, full bluetooth functionality, wireless streeaming/ no-nead-a-computer itunes store/ etc, etc....

    we know the potencial and hope apple add all those amazing stuff to our divice... but, when ?

    well i think the strategy is the following.

    1.- Apple release the "basic" version of the iPhone (everyone's happy ) hackers enjoy ! and start releassing apps and everything...

    2.- apple calculate how much will be enough to release so its better than any hack out there. (eg; hackers release a movile version of open word, Apple release movile version of iWorks including keynote, and bluetooth capabilities to movile presentations over proyectors, full suport of mail app etc)
    so people feel forced to update!

    3.- When will this happens? well i think it will happens when:

    a) iphone arrives other countries so they choose the local apple afiliated carrier over a unlocked phone over any carrier

    b) when apple realize that a lot of people is going the hack way and using iphone with any carrier, that will put in danger their relationship with AT&T or any other carrier in other countries

    BOTH options will of course be AFTER!! the total unlock is done! so they can smash that hack! im afraid that that will be the strategy, so if someone decide to hack their phones they have 2 options, to instal NES emulators, and any other amazing feature that teams like dev tem did OR to use iphone with their local carrier and use the other amazing features that apple decide to release.

    what do you think?



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    I think that Apple is going to be fine with all the non-unlocking hacking we're all doing. All the native Apps and theming and other crap like that, they're not going to have a problem with it. Apple is not the kind of company to play cat and mouse, instead they will probably be releasing an SDK very soon, just like they did with windows on intel macs and boot camp. To my knowledge, Apple is the only company to understand the "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" philosophy .

    On the other hand, once the iPhone gets unlocked, all hell will break loose. This coming not from Apple, but from AT&T, who is intent on retaining its monopoly over the iPhone. The devs know this, and I think that is part of the reason why they're being so secretive. But, suffice to say, sooner or later, after the unlock is figured out, Apple will come hunting for those rebels among us, and I'm just happy i'm not one of them .

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    I think that Apple privately, deep inside of them they want to iPhone to be unlocked.

    Because they want to sell more phones and there is no way you can sell more phones by limiting yourself to one carrier - this will never be the case.

    But they make money not just from selling the phone - they make money from the carrier too.

    I think their strategy is to milk the carriers as much as possible until they see a slow down in iPhone sales due to people not wanting to switch operator and when the time is right you will see a leak of the encryption key by someone appear on the net accidentally.

    What Apple is doing is double dipping their finger in both consumer pocket and carrier pocket.

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    Shure, every other cellphone maker whants their phone to be unlocked, as well as software makers etc. but AT&T? i dont think so, im afraid that part of the contract between apple and AT&T stipulates that NO unlocking will be tolerated only time will tell.

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    I honestly think that this unlocking effort is completely pointless. So what if you don't need to use AT&T? What provider are you going to sign up for? T-mobile? That's the only other option, people. You would be surprised how many people think they can get the iPhone to work on Verizon or Sprint.

    Well, I guess Europe wants some iPhone action. But still...


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    Quote Originally Posted by thecompkid View Post
    I honestly think that this unlocking effort is completely pointless. So what if you don't need to use AT&T? What provider are you going to sign up for? T-mobile? That's the only other option, people. You would be surprised how many people think they can get the iPhone to work on Verizon or Sprint.

    Well, I guess Europe wants some iPhone action. But still...
    T mobile has better signal where I live, plus I'm still in a Tmobile contract and would prefer not to wait or pay a termination fee. Also, unlocked phone is very handy when travelling. In other words, US unlock good!

 

 

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