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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

DVD Jon joins iPhone hacking brigade

The iPhone launched over the weekend, and it's already got a gang of hardcore hackers playing with it and trying to decouple it from the AT&T network. The latest? Jon Lech Johansen - better known as DVD Jon.

Johansen explains that he's found a way to activate an iPhone without paying AT&T a penny. Meanwhile, the people at The Unofficial Apple Weblog have also had a crack, and have a different way to make it contract free.

Of course, there's one crucial element missing from all these hacks - they mean you can't actually use the iPhone as a phone.
Interesting. Obviously, there's a huge market of people who just want the iPod part of the iPhone.

BTW: Why does the iPod application crash so much when I'm using Safari? Songs just suddenly stop playing all the time, causing me to go back into iPod to start it up again. It's not a fluke: This happens regularly, and regardless of what I'm doing.


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