June 12, 2008

When Technology Fails, Try Process: iPhone instore activation

Since the iPhone OS wasn't up to the task of thwarting the haxor community, Apple is taking (being forced by AT&T?) the step of forcing customers to activate AT&T service at purchase.

Given the length of time it took to unlock the iPhone I (3 months) it appears Apple did a decent job attempting to secure the iPhone SIM. Despite that, someone at either Apple or AT&T is convinced they lost out on revenue from iPhones that were purchased and then unlocked and used on other carriers or even as wifi only devices.

Posted by Abner on June 12, 2008 10:13 AM


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