iPhone Firmware 2.0 thought

Here’s a thought:

Now that Rogers will be bringing the iPhone to Canada, I wonder what will happen when the 2.0 firmware is released (most likely July 11th)? Let’s say you have a first generation iPhone, connected to the presumably newly released version of iTunes (on July 11th) and update the firmware and you’re logged into your Canadian iTunes account. Upgrading to a new firmware version has always locked the phone back to the original state – but would it now be locked to Rogers or AT&T?

I would be shocked if the above scenario ended up with a Rogers locked first generation iPhone but you never know…I might take a legitimately locked 1st gen iPhone with a plan of my choosing with access to the Apps store, Mobile Me, etc right out of the gate than the abomination that are their plans that lock you in for 3 years.

Or maybe not since I travel enough that I like having an unlocked iPhone.

It doesn’t really matter either way since the new firmware will be hacked a lot quicker than previously as a lot more is known this time around than last year.

Anyways, just something I’ve been thinking about.

One Comment

  1. inaequitas says:

    While Apple may improve the security of the firmware before release, so far Zibri has been hacking every beta within hours of release.

    http://status.ziphone.org/

    Since for iPhone 3G the focus seem to be on in-store activation (though the custom iTunes version that Rogers will be using has been leaked and is available on the tubes) I think Apple won’t go too crazy on making the software lock much different. If you are locked in a contract (with those outrageous cancellation fees) then Apple’s held their part of the bargain with the carrier.

    I just hope there will not be issues with the AppStore and FairPlayed applications on a jailbroken phone.

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