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Offline Luvlyan

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Apple iPhone warning proves true
« on: September 28, 2007, 12:04:48 PM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7017660.stm
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An Apple software update is disabling iPhones that have been unlocked by owners who wanted to choose which mobile network to use.
Earlier this week Apple said a planned update would leave the device "permanently inoperable".

Thousands of iPhone owners hacked their expensive gadget in order to unlock it for use with other mobile carriers and to run a host of unsupported programs.

There are also reports of the update causing issues with unaltered iPhones.

Oh boy....

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Re: Apple iPhone warning proves true
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007, 04:23:09 PM »
Fact and Fiction on the iPhone update, re: engadget

http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/28/iphone-update-facts-and-fiction/


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Re: Apple iPhone warning proves true
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007, 07:43:11 PM »
The iPhone could be so much more with 3rd party apps.....When will users start to punish companies screw their fan base.
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Re: Apple iPhone warning proves true
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2007, 08:39:59 PM »
Yeah, it's a reason why I don't like Apple in general. They tend to control their products.

Another article:

ITunes Update Makes Some Legit Phones 'iBricks'
http://www.betanews.com/article/iPhone_Is_Making_Some_Legit_Phones_iBricks/1190997380

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While the company has warned those who have unlocked the iPhone that the latest update would likely break their phones, some users are finding their locked phones broken by the update.

Eh....
« Last Edit: September 28, 2007, 08:40:58 PM by Luvlyan »

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Re: Apple iPhone warning proves true
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2007, 10:06:24 PM »
The iPhone could be so much more with 3rd party apps.....When will users start to punish companies screw their fan base.

Can you imagine how bad Apple would be if they had the market share of Microsoft?

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Re: Apple iPhone warning proves true
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2007, 05:41:04 AM »
I bought my wife an iPod nano for mothers day earlier this year, and recently an iTunes update hosed the iPod.  After she did some searching, it seems that many users had their iPods crater with that update (not sure which one).  I iPod crashed and was stuck "on" with the backlight shining showing a "Do Not Disconnect" message.  After the battery died, we charged the nano and it did the same thing.  After draining the battery again, we recovered the iPod.  Whoever said Apple products didn't crash, and were reliably was full of horse...stuff.

This is the second time that Xena's iPod has acted flaky and it's not that old.  Stupid Apple...  I'm honestly glad that the 1G iPhone isn't available in Canada.  All we need is another crappy phone up here.  Maybe by the time it hits 2G it will be a bit more friendly and Steve will get out of bed with the execs at AT&T.

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Re: Apple iPhone warning proves true
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2007, 03:02:01 PM »
We can all but hope that Apple does a better job next time...

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Re: Apple iPhone warning proves true
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2007, 06:01:27 PM »
Thought this advertising campaign was a great move by Nokia to make fun of Apple

http://www.engadget.com/2007/10/01/nokia-unlocks-anti-apple-campaign/

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Re: Apple iPhone warning proves true
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2007, 06:18:42 PM »
I wonder if t-mobile still has this advertising campaign going on at their kiosks?