It looks like Apple wasn't kidding when it said that the next firmware update for the iPhone would turn perfectly working unlocked iPhones into paperweights. However, the firmware update has a surprise for owners who haven't unlocked their iPhones.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sifts through the marketing hyperbole and casts his critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.
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Does the new Apple update brick unlocked iPhones?
What's the deal with AMD's new "Black Edition" Athlon 64 X2 5000+?
You just can't seem to throw enough memory at Vista.
Remember that Stealth Update I talked about a couple of weeks ago? The one that Microsoft sent down the pipes to XP and Vista users and installed it irrespective of whether the user had given consent for updates to be installed? Remember too how the apologists claimed that there was nothing wrong with how Microsoft had behaved because there was no harm done? Well, it turns out that this update isn't as benign as we first thought and can indeed cause problems for Windows XP users if they try to repair their installation.
... the real question is whether Apple is allowed to brick an unlocked iPhone.
Some good news for those waiting for the final release of Windows DreamScene.
Wow! I didn't think that a short post on Apple's press release about how an upcoming iPhone firmware update might brick unlocked iPhones could generate so much email! I think that there must be a fair few unlocked iPhones out there.
Excel 2007 fails remedial math ...
Earlier today I downloaded the standalone installer for Windows Vista SP1 and installed it on a few systems to see what it was like - and I thought you might like to take a look at it.