Well, I am on the side of Apple on this one. Not only because I am one of the people who looked at the options and at the time decided that I am okay with switching carrier and paying as much as I did pay for the phone; but also because the limitations and warranties are clearly written and known to anyone who buys a phone and I do not really feel sorry for people who think they can trick the system and win or save “a quick buck” but then have to find out they couldn’t after all.
Apple warns unlocked iPhones may become inoperable
By Jim Dalrymple
Apple ended its silence on unlocking the iPhone via third-party hacks with a warning Monday that unlocked iPhones may become inoperable.
“Apple has discovered that many of the unauthorized iPhone unlocking programs available on the Internet cause irreparable damage to the iPhone’s software, which will likely result in the modified iPhone becoming permanently inoperable when a future Apple-supplied iPhone software update is installed,” the company said in a statement.