Well, Apple made the statement yesterday that their next firmware update is going to make my iPhone running on a T-Mobile Sim a iBrick. Honestly, I would rather smash the thing then run have to be bound to AT&T.
The iPhone is cool but you’re not going to get me to restore and stick the AT&T Sim back in. It’s not going to happen in this lifetime.
Apple, do what you must but I guarantee you the world is not just going to give you much of a pass on this one. You are completely within your legal right to try and make my SIM-unlocked phone a iBrick. At the same time I am within my legal right to keep it unlocked and use the device with a carrier I want.
The problem you have Apple, is you got greedy and wanted exclusive deals that put money in your pocket instead of releasing a open device that would have made it the world default phone.
Imagine a completely Open iPhone with no SIM lock. You would have made up the difference in sales volume alone and guaranteed that your entry into the mobile market would have truly competed with other major handset manufactures.
Very Short-Sighted there, Mr Jobs.