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    Default New theory about apple.
    I was just thinking about this, and i honestly think apple lets unlocking and jailbreaking slide, meaning their not really trying all that hard to prevent it. Because if you think about it, apple makes a whole lot of more money with people on t-mobile buying an iPhone and unlocking it instead of just AT&T. Plus, i'm sure if apple really wanted to, they could permanently make the iphone non-jailbreakable.


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    Apple dont give a rats *** what you do with the phone once you buy it.... Once you buy its AT&T problem
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    Yah, it's none of Apple's worries what you do with it once you buy it from them. For all they care, they have the $400\$500 in their books. I guess AT&T ended up on the losing side by signing that exclusive deal with Apple As far as Apple is concerned, they are selling their phones - AT&T, TMobile or Mom-Pop carrier - none of their concerns

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    well apple has a deal to get a percentage of all att sales via the iphone, so they are technically losing money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by screamforme02 View Post
    well apple has a deal to get a percentage of all att sales via the iphone, so they are technically losing money.
    Ohh is that so? I didn't know that Thanks for the lil piece of information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by screamforme02 View Post
    well apple has a deal to get a percentage of all att sales via the iphone, so they are technically losing money.
    This is true, but it's also important to note that the iPhone is becoming available on more and more carries, meaning in Apples contract with AT&T is becoming less "unique and rare", and AT&T will probably start to give less money to Apple per iPhone since Apple is getting that money from other carries as well.

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    Like i said before in a similar thread. Apple doesn't give a rats åss. They make money either way.

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    Did you know that Apple also makes $18 dollars a month for each iPhone subscribed to AT&T? They loose over $216 a year when your phone is unlocked. Thats $432 over a 2 year contract. So yes, Apple actually does care. They have tried different methods of preventing unlocking such as baseband upgrades, a new bootloader, irreversible upgrades (which we have gotten around with tools such as ziphone, and iBrickr) and many other things. If Apple didn't care, they wouldn't try to fix these holes in the firmware. Don't think Apple is only trying to lock iPhones because AT&T is whining to them. They are loosing alot of money. If you have 1,000,000 iPhone users on AT&T, thats $216,000,000 dollars made each year.
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    so they win a lot, loose some, but still come out with tons of $$$ still

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    Yeah pretty much.
    That's why i dont think its the most amazing thing in the world when people talk about 1.2 being jailbroken.
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    either way im sure Steve will still be able to upsize his combo at lunchtime

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeal View Post
    Apple dont give a rats *** what you do with the phone once you buy it.... Once you buy its AT&T problem
    hahaha im sure thats how they look at it.

    "you signed up with at&t. you need to contact them. we here at apple cant help you"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kadinh View Post
    hahaha im sure thats how they look at it.

    "you signed up with at&t. you need to contact them. we here at apple cant help you"
    Well actually apple still cares about you. Thats why you can always go to them for help and they give you a 90day warranty

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    i know. but i can just imagine all the ppl calling apple for help with their phone service.

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    Maybe apple does care, maybe if/ when you upgrade to the 2.0 software, your phone will be locked. Installer is like limewire, Apple might view it as illegal, who knows? Only time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garris View Post
    Maybe apple does care, maybe if/ when you upgrade to the 2.0 software, your phone will be locked. Installer is like limewire, Apple might view it as illegal, who knows? Only time will tell.
    how is installer like limewire?? not at all the same..
    apps from installer are from our comunity and are all for "free" with no rights reseved unlike music and movies from limewire..
    installer is legal

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    im on AT&T, so unlocking isn't a problem if it cant be done in the future
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