Sunday, July 20, 2008

Jailbreak for iPhone 3G

When the original iPhone appeared, there were almost no native third-party programs for the iPhone. There are now third-party programs. It remains true that iPhone buyers either sign a long-term contract with a carrier or pay a prohibitively high price for the phone.

Nevertheless, on 19 July 08, a team of programmers announced that the iPhone 3G had been “pwned” — hacker jargon for “controlled” or “compromised.” The jailbreak, if implemented through Pwnage 2.0, allows the iPhone to use programs not authorized by Apple, but it does not yet “unlock” it to run on unauthorized cellular networks. Interesting IP issues here, but that's another story.

[from Fortune/CNN]


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