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A hacker claims to have figured out a way to activate the iPhone without going through AT&T, a move that demonstrates how Apple's attention-getting gadget is likely to become a favorite target of tech tricksters.
The recent feat by Jon Lech Johansen, known as "DVD Jon" for his notoriety for breaking anti-piracy code on DVDs, is not expected to have any major impact on AT&T as the exclusive wireless carrier for the iPhone. While Johansen is offering a software download to activate the iPhone, the user would not be able to use the device as a mobile phone. Instead, the user would get access to the gadget's other functions, such as e-mail, video, music, and Web browsing through a Wi-Fi connection.
Originally posted by Tom Bedlam
Personally, I don't see the big thrill about the iPhone but I guess it's an Apple thing. Then again, I also don't give a squat about iTunes, so that may be your answer.
Originally posted by FredT
One of our docs just got one. Its typical Apple. Looks good, easy to use, and has some killer features.
Originally posted by uberarcanist
Where do you work that is so important that they must be that anal about security?