iPhone 3G Already Unlocked
While original iPhone unlocker offers up his two cents...
A group of Brazlian tinkerers has already unlocked the 3G iPhone
, allowing the use of the phone on any carrier (but of course without all of the functionality, like visual voice mail). Just like the workaround for the original iPhone, the group uses a special card that piggybacks to your SIM card -- making the phone think it's working on the correct carrier. Forbes
meanwhile has an interview with George Hotz, the original unlocker of the first-gen iPhone. Hotz now has a nice job at Google, and calls the latest iPhone "a step backward from the original iPhone":
I wonder what Apple was doing for a year. I know they added a GPS chip, 3G support, designed a new case. But it's the same ARM11 Samsung chip, not the Intel Atom, like people wanted. And it still uses the same CPU and software.
Hotz says this about the worry of lawsuits:
Companies don't sue kids in their basements. It wouldn't justify your legal fees even if you took everything I own.