So the iPhone hype (iHype?) is reaching fever pitch.
I’m struggling to get excited … yet.
I’m guessing it’s going to be years before they are available here in NZ.
And it doesn’t look good for those who were considering using something like Shipbuktu to get their hands on one …
“Then there is the issue of the iPhone being sim-locked. And I don’t just mean that the phone is locked, nope, the sim is locked physically into the phone! It can’t be removed. Seemingly there is a way to map your existing number to the sim in your iPhone – this will be part of the activation process. But you can’t take your sim out of the phone for any reason. What happens when you want to upgrade to a new phone? No idea. Presumably this will be straightforward if your new phone is another iPhone – but if it is not…”
Those in the US need to sign up for a two-year contract at US$60 per month.
Now that’s lock in!