04/07/2007

Apple iPhone soon to be hacked

Now that people have got their hands on an iPhone the hacking has started.

Using recovery images people have already found the CPU type, built-in users (and cracked the passwords).

The activation process has also been broken, so it doesn't need to go through the iTunes/AT&T services. This doesn't allow the phone to be used with a SIM though, however the PDA and Internet functions work using WiFi.

There's now intense activity on unlocking the SIM so it can be used with other GSM services. Time will tell if it's actually possible.

Of course when people do break things, Apple are bound to release a software update to implement new security measures which will render these cracks unusable and they'll add more functionality so people want to upgrade (iChat and ringtones are already rumoured).