How the iPhone becomes an iBrick

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The New York Times has had several nice reports on the “iBricking” of the “iPhone.” The commentary on the blogs are well worth reading – they seem to fall into two categories: one, following Saul Hansell’s lead that this is not a very smart approach on Apple’s and ATT’s part (neither for the short term or the long term; in Europe, the strategy is a dead-end to begin with since SIMs there are normally portable per GSM approach) ; and the other, the “they deserve what they got, they should learn to follow the rules!”


Katie Hafner, Altered iPhones Freeze Up, New York Times, September 29, 2007,

Saul Hansell, More on Apple’s Latest Product, the iBrick, New York Times, September 28, 2007, 3:13 pm.

Saul Hansell, Steve Jobs Girds for the Long iPhone War, New York Times, September 27, 2007, 7:01 pm.


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