Yes people, the future of iPhone jailbreaking and unlocking looks very bleak. Apple is really making it hard to continue unlocking and jailbreaking with their new iPhone 3G.
Apple has stated that all iPhone customers (at least in the
Now the new iPhone may look cool on the outside, but on the inside, it is a hackers very worst nightmare. Apple has fixed the hardware bootloader vulnerability that brought upon the first unlock. The vulnerability used by George Hotz (Geo Hot) back in 2007 when the iPhone was just a few months old. Also, the iPhone is now completely sealed up tight. (Like the iPod touch) It no longer has the super easy to open casing that the 1st Generation iPhone had/has. At this point it looks like iPhone unlocking via hardware will not happen at all.
Firmware 2.0, it looks like Apple finally got it right, right? Yes they did, but not so much in the features, but in their firmware’s security. They have switched to IMG 3 signing. They are most likely put special DRM protection on all Applications on the App Store (Which will debut on July 27). So now what? Well, my suggestion is, keep your iPhone if you are on T-Mobile (U.S.) or on any other carrier not authorized by Apple. Or if you want the new iPhone 3G, I suggest selling it to other people (Like me) rather that trading it in at Apple. (Apple is allowing people who purchased an iPhone after March 27 to trade their iPhone in for a new iPhone 3G. The only downfall? You have to pay 10% of your iPhone’s buying price just so they can take it.)
The iPhone 3G will be cheaper, but the plans will be more expensive. There will be no escape from AT&T and Apple. So bottom line is….iPhone unlocking and jailbreaking will not be a full scale thing….Apple will make sure of that.