iPhone SIM Unlocking May Turn Devices into iBricks

At TUAW HQ, currently positioned well east of the Atlantic, we’ve been inundated with updates regarding a press release from Cupertino folks concerning the risks of iPhone unlocking. Apple has issued a stern warning: unauthorized iPhone unlocking software found online can permanently damage the iPhone’s software, rendering the device useless after installing future updates from Apple.

It appears that Apple’s main concern is to prevent iPhones from becoming unusable bricks following upcoming updates, particularly the one that will introduce the iTunes WiFi Music Store.

Their approach has been straightforward: “Unauthorized modifications to the iPhone’s software breaches the iPhone software license agreement and voids the warranty. The permanent inoperability of an iPhone caused by such software is not covered by the iPhone’s warranty.”

Furthermore, the press release indicates that the anticipated Software Upgrade will be available this week, which leaves iPhone users in suspense about whether their unlocked devices will face the catastrophic outcomes predicted by Apple.

For those looking to avoid potential disaster, considering Erica’s relocking procedure might be a wise move, although it is still in its preliminary testing phase.

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