Apple updates iPhone. Legal, unhacked phones become bricks?
Thursday, September 27, 2007 by Dave Winer.
According to Saul Hansell at the NY Times, Apple intends to break phones that have been unlocked.
But Francine Hardaway and Patrick Scoble both updated this afternoon, and bad things happened. Hardaway's phone was "fried," she needed a new phone, and Scoble lost all his data.
Hardaway: "Trust me, I didn't hack it."
Jeff Clavier: "This effing piece of s..t is bricked."
Robert Scoble, Patrick's dad, updated successfully, and got the new features. Scoble has guts.
Spaley's iPhone is now "a useless piece of crap."
Looks like Josh Bancroft's iPhone was hosed too. I would hold off on the update until we find out what's going wrong.
Sugar Attack: "It wasn't until I saw a friend tweet about the new iPhone firmware upgrade that I realized I could now access the iTunes WiFi store."