Apple Inc.'s warning Monday about the dangers of downloading software to unlock the iPhone had a strange ring to it. Kinda like parents warning coming-of-age kids that if they spend too much time enjoying a certain 'pastime,' they risk going blind.
Of course that isn't true and many kids kept doing it until they really did need glasses. And then they got scared and might have stopped. Seems like Apple is employing the same strategy. Download unlocking software and you risk turning your $400 iPhone into a non-working piece of art for the coffee table. A worthless brick that no longer does anything.
Except for the fact that several tech experts I've talked to doubt Apple's claim, at least right now, and say if you read between the lines of the warning, Apple is essentially confirming the effectiveness of the software downloads. That's not to say Apple isn't busily developing software updates that in fact will disable your phone if you download them and also have unlocking software already loaded.