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iPhone update

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iphone.jpgOn Thursday Apple released a software update for the iPhone. Not surprisingly this disabled iPhones that had been hacked to use with non-AT&T SIM cards. It also disabled hacks used to install third-party applications. (Currently Apple does not officially allow third-party development of native applications for the iPhone.) Preventing the use of non-AT&T SIM cards is an understandable move on Apple’s part; it needs to protect the interests of its partner, especially considering that it takes a cut of AT&T’s iPhone revenue. Disabling the other hacks is more controversial though. Some regard the lack of native iPhone applications as a big minus and at some point I think Apple will have to officially endorse development of these. It would certainly be preferable to the current free-for-all.

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Written by macinjay

September 29, 2007 at 3:42 am

Posted in Apple Mac

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