Monday, August 27, 2007 at 04:00 PM | Posted by kazouz
It’s been some time since I’ve posted an iBall article, but there’s good reason. I’ve been too busy playing with my iPhone. Everyone around me gets jealous of the attention I give to the iPhone and I can’t count how many demos I’ve given.
I just thought I would write a quick opinion piece on my thoughts about ‘unlocking the iPhone’ for those of you interested.
Although I have impressed droves of people with the iPhone’s functionality, the number one reason people have said they would never buy one is that they are in a contract with a carrier other than AT&T.
But if you’ll notice, Apple has kept very quiet regarding the stories about unlocking the device, almost as if they don’t mind. Well they probably don’t. The iPhone will really see sales skyrocket once people are able to use the phone without getting out of their contracts.
AT&T on the other hand is the one who loses when iPhones are unlocked. Although visual voicemail won’t work without AT&T’s service, users seem willing to sacrifice that feature to benefit from the multiple other features the iPhone offers.
At any rate, the lawyers will battle this one out, but in the end, Apple will probably end up on top…making phones that sell like hot cakes no matter which provider they depend on.