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August 27, 2007

He’s a Bad Apple

by @ 6:24 am. Filed under Current Events, Technology

His name is George Hotz and he’s a bad Apple. Hotz is a 17 years old computer hacker and… a genius, but he is a bad Apple. Just two months after Apple Computer introduced the iPhone to the world, Hotz hack into it. The iPhone was a locked device until last week that is when Hotz got his hands on it. By locked I mean it could only be used on the AT&T cell phone network. Apple Computer and AT&T currently have a revenue sharing agreement…that’s good for Apple and good for AT&T, but what about the consumer. Now Hotz, the boy genius says he has unlocked the iPhone and it can be used on the T-Mobile network and overseas. Hotz put nearly 500 hours into hacking the iPhone. He stayed awake for long hours aided by caffeinated beverages. Why did he do it? Hotz says it wasn’t for the money…he just wanted to use his iPhone on his T-Mobile service. Hotz has published the instruction for unlocking the iPhone on his blog iphonejtag.blogspot.com …after reading the instructions, if you can’t figure out how to do it on your own, don’t lose hope…Hotz is selling his unlocked iPhone on eBay.

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