Apple provided updates to its popular iPhone that frustrates those who have hacked the phone in order to be able to use a network other than AT&T and/or to run unapproved applications. The NYTimes' Saul Hansell writes:
David Pogue, our technology reviewer, received a cautionary message last night from a person familiar with Apple’s plans after he posted a video showing some unofficial, but entertaining, applications that can be installed on the iPhone. Take those applications off your phones now, David was warned, or a software update scheduled for Thursday afternoon could turn your phone into a brick.
On Monday, Apple had issued a press release warning of “irreparable damage” to iPhones that have been modified or unlocked from the AT&T network. It also threatened users that “the permanent inability to use an iPhone due to installing unlocking software is not covered under the iPhone’s warranty.”