IPHONE, UNLOCKED? HACKED?
Well, that's the case. This news has been on the main page of Yahoo! for the past few days. This guys is just UBERLY cool! If only I could do something so spectacular during this week of holiday that I have. It would be a great way to spend my holidays too!
SAN FRANCISCO - The teenage hacker who managed to unlock the iPhone so that it
can be used with cellular networks other than AT&T will be trading his
reworked gadget for a new car.
George Hotz, of Glen Rock, N.J., said he had
reached the deal with CertiCell, a Louisville, Ky.-based mobile phone repair
Hotz posted on his blog that he traded his modified iPhone for "a
sweet Nissan 350Z and 3 8GB iPhones."
This is just so so cool! Unlock an iPhone, and get a Nissal Fairlady? A Z33 I suppose? Since its a 350Z. Nothing beats this man! If only I knew how to. =P Oh and 3 more iPhones too!
"This has been a great end to a great summer," Hotz wrote.
Hotz said he will be sending the three new iPhones to the three online
collaborators who helped him divorce Apple Inc's popular product from AT&T's
network. The job took 500 hours, or about 8 hours a day since the iPhone's June
Well, he spent 500 hours trying to unlock the Apple iPhone which in USA is locked to AT&T as their service provider. Worth it huh? Work 500 hours, for a Nissan Fairlady. I'm willing to! HIRE ME!!! =P
Hotz made the deal with Terry Daidone, co-founder of CertiCell, who also
promised the teen a paid consulting job.
"We do not have any plans on the
table right now to commercialize Mr. Hotz' discovery," Daidone said in a
And in the end also getting a consulting job? Wah HOW NICE? What more do you want? A car, 3 iPhones and a Job! Not to forget, the FAME! This fella is so lucky!
Read the original article and more about it from Yahoo! here.
Well, personally, I think the iPhone is just a hype. The main reason I do not favor the iPhone is its OS. The iPhone runs on an independent OS by Apple. Therefore, being much of a PDA user I am, I love to explore 3rd party applications. In this case, I don't think there are any for the iPhone as of yet.
The other reason would be because of its price. To me, its way overpriced! Rumoured to be selling at RM4000+ here in Malaysia, I would rather get a Nokia E90 for that price.
Well, that's my case on the iPhone. For GAYA purposes, YES, definitely! But for practicality, NAH, not good enough!
I rest my case! =P