Hey there's an iPhone firmware update this week: if you are running a hack you may be screwed

(Screencap via Engadget)As my colleague Larry Dignan reported earlier this afternoon, Apple will push through an iPhone firmware update later this week that it says will "likely" defeat any and all of those iPhone hacks out there.

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(Screencap via Engadget)

As my colleague Larry Dignan reported earlier this afternoon, Apple will push through an iPhone firmware update later this week that it says will "likely" defeat any and all of those iPhone hacks out there.

Here's the statement from Apple:

Apple has discovered that many of the unauthorized iPhone unlocking programs available on the Internet cause irreparable damage to the iPhone's software, which will likely result in the modified iPhone becoming permanently inoperable when a future Apple-supplied iPhone software update is installed.

Apple plans to release the next iPhone software update, containing many new features including the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store (www.itunes.com), later this week.

Apple strongly discourages users from installing unauthorized unlocking programs on their iPhones. Users who make unauthorized modifications to the software on their iPhone violate their iPhone software license agreement and void their warranty. The permanent inability to use an iPhone due to installing unlocking software is not covered under the iPhone's warranty.

So to those of you who have installed your iPhone hack: bad boy, bad boy, what you gonna do when the firmware's come for you?

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