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Lost American
14-10-2007, 14:59
Jim Dalrymple - MacCentral
Thu Oct 11, 8:05 PM ET

Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit against Apple and AT&T seeking $1.2 billion in damages because the iPhone is locked to AT&T’s wireless network. The suit also notes that Apple will not allow unauthorized applications on the iPhone. ADVERTISEMENT



Filed on behalf of Paul Holman in the State of Washington and Lucy Rivello in California, the lawsuit explains that in the United States the SIM chip is locked to the wireless carrier, not the hardware device.

When Apple released the iPhone it tied the device to AT&T. Switching out the SIM with one from another carrier simply caused an error when the phone was rebooted. However, the cellular community quickly tackled the iPhone and found several ways to unlock the phone, allowing users to activate it using another carrier.

On September 24 Apple warned customers that unlocking the phone could render it inoperable when future software updates were applied. Three days later, an iPhone update was released that effectively bricked unlocked iPhones.

“Apple expressly designed its software release 1.1.1 expressly to disable Third Party Apps and to disable any unlocked SIM cards, and to create technical barriers to install new Third Party Apps or to unlock the SIM cards,” the lawsuit reads.

The lawsuit also contends that Apple didn’t discover that unlocking applications would harm the iPhone as it stated on September 24. Rather, the suit says that Apple engineered the software update to disable the phones on purpose.

“Version 1.1.1 was an upgrade with limited specific changes and improvements,” the lawsuit reads.

According to the lawsuit Paul Holman purchased two iPhones and used third-party applications, as well as traveling abroad. Lucy Rivello said she wants to be able to use third-party apps and unlock her phone to switch to T-Mobile is she wants to.

From Yahoo News.

phoenixsampras
25-10-2007, 04:49
err

phoenixsampras
25-10-2007, 05:00
Pffftt... IPhone is obsolete already, get a UMPC like the new Asus ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (http://www.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=7317) for 300 bucks. Same size, but 10x times better than a rudimentary iphone, even you can use Win XP or Linuxor.

Also look at Samsung SPH-P9200 ultra-UMPC details break cover - SlashPhone.com (http://www.slashphone.com/102/8539.html)

and

Dopod U1000 UMPC Cell Phone that Kicks iPhone butt (http://www.handcellphone.com/archives/dopod-u1000-umpc-cell-phone-that-kicks-iphone-butt)

they coming the next year... so people stop that hype on Iphone, its gargabe believe me.

Also read this article about how own a Iphone could cost 2k USD True cost of the iPhone - CenterNetworks does the math! | CenterNetworks - Social Media News, Opinions and Insights (http://www.centernetworks.com/true-cost-of-the-iphone)

Fantastika
26-10-2007, 23:17
Jim Dalrymple - MacCentral
Thu Oct 11, 8:05 PM ET

Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit against Apple and AT&T seeking $1.2 billion in damages...

Filed on behalf of Paul Holman in the State of Washington ...

From Yahoo News.

Let's see, Paul Holman lives in Washington, that is where Microsoft is headquartered.... Duh! The suit is filed in ... surprise! Washington! And Washington state courts bend over backwards to accomodate their biggest taxpayer...

Microsoft now has their own copy of Apple's I-phone that they want to force everyone to use....(we're a year late, and we're 10x worse, but our products will be your only choice, because we're Microsoft, the world's most wonderful monopoly)

Lawyers, I mean plaintiffs, well actually super-greedy lawyers, seek 1.2 billion dollars (1.2 BILLION dollars?) for a phone that they can't reprogram? Does this mean I can get 12 billion for my MicroRat programmed so-called "smart" phone? Since there 10x as many on the market? I can't undo the electronics in it, or in my TV or DVD player, or my electic teapot either. I should sue the chip makers, but most especially, Redmond...

sevan
28-10-2007, 22:17
Pffftt... IPhone is obsolete already, get a UMPC like the new Asus ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (http://www.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=7317) for 300 bucks. Same size, but 10x times better than a rudimentary iphone, even you can use Win XP or Linuxor.

Also look at Samsung SPH-P9200 ultra-UMPC details break cover - SlashPhone.com (http://www.slashphone.com/102/8539.html)

and

Dopod U1000 UMPC Cell Phone that Kicks iPhone butt (http://www.handcellphone.com/archives/dopod-u1000-umpc-cell-phone-that-kicks-iphone-butt)

they coming the next year... so people stop that hype on Iphone, its gargabe believe me.

Also read this article about how own a Iphone could cost 2k USD True cost of the iPhone - CenterNetworks does the math! | CenterNetworks - Social Media News, Opinions and Insights (http://www.centernetworks.com/true-cost-of-the-iphone)

You HAVE to be kidding if you think those bricks - no, double-sized bricks, are better than the iPhone (which I own, use on MTS, and am quite happy with)....

WilliamFTH
28-10-2007, 22:53
You HAVE to be kidding if you think those bricks - no, double-sized bricks, are better than the iPhone (which I own, use on MTS, and am quite happy with)....

This is the real winner and the right comparison.....(HTC TyTnII) HTC TyTN II Review @ Mobility Today (http://mobilitytoday.com/articles/htc_tytnII_review.html)

Iphone?????I wouldn't buy it. too much money to pay for a fashion phone.

phoenixsampras
08-11-2007, 11:53
This is the real winner and the right comparison.....(HTC TyTnII) HTC TyTN II Review @ Mobility Today (http://mobilitytoday.com/articles/htc_tytnII_review.html)

Iphone?????I wouldn't buy it. too much money to pay for a fashion phone.

Thats nice,, but the new ASUS eee is the winner: YouTube - Asus Eee PC 701 News Video (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=9&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DtFLJJw6WRqM&ei=680yR4eXAYqewgHsvqieDA&usg=AFQjCNGDl15Vv5VPPoQbjiVxuh4V_t-NOQ&sig2=m1ijer4ittVFBefvQsD1Jg)

best UMPC till now

natalya_sergeevna
11-11-2007, 15:07
where to buy ASUSTek for 300 usd locally?

thanks!:coffee:


Pffftt... IPhone is obsolete already, get a UMPC like the new Asus ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (http://www.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=7317) for 300 bucks. Same size, but 10x times better than a rudimentary iphone, even you can use Win XP or Linuxor.

Also look at Samsung SPH-P9200 ultra-UMPC details break cover - SlashPhone.com (http://www.slashphone.com/102/8539.html)

and

Dopod U1000 UMPC Cell Phone that Kicks iPhone butt (http://www.handcellphone.com/archives/dopod-u1000-umpc-cell-phone-that-kicks-iphone-butt)

they coming the next year... so people stop that hype on Iphone, its gargabe believe me.

Also read this article about how own a Iphone could cost 2k USD True cost of the iPhone - CenterNetworks does the math! | CenterNetworks - Social Media News, Opinions and Insights (http://www.centernetworks.com/true-cost-of-the-iphone)

alekcei
11-11-2007, 17:38
If you compare an iPhone and a PPC running Windows Mobile there is a huge difference. The iPhone is Apple's very first device and is not gonna reach the level of possibilities than the PPC's offer you nowadays.
Let's see what happen in the near future with Apple's device, by the moment they gonna make an exclusive iPhone 3G for the spanish market which at least turns on a certain expectative and a wish to know what's next...