It was only a matter of time: as if like clockwork, a group of hackers have reportedly cracked the iPhone, and figured out how to use it on networks other than At&T: the network it should exclusively operate. I’m surprised it took them this long!
The difference between this method of hacking into the device and others reported on the ‘net over the past few weeks, is that the process is reportedly very quick, and does not require highly technical operations to complete. "No need to open your phone. No need to solder," says the Website. The group, named iPhoneSIMfree.com, claims that all that’s required is to install the developed software on the iPhone, and it should function on other carrier networks. According to the site, individual, per license units will be available starting next week.
This is big news for consumers north of the border who have been patiently waiting to get their hands on the “revolutionary” device: the iPhone is currently not available in Canada, or any other country but the U.S., for that matter.
Of course we'd like to think that most consumers will wait until the iPhone is legitimately available in their country. As for Canada, although no official launch date has been announced, all signs point to Mr. Rogers being the likely partner. And the sooner this happens, the less hacking we, and Apple, will have to endure.