Apple confirms : No unlocking the Apple Iphone 3G
Our Iphone for India posts are indeed the most popular posts on the blog ever with around 500 comments , anyway i was reading Techcrunch today and it seems that the new Apple Iphone 3G will be sold only with a contract. Moreover it will be activated in-store only. So unlike last time you wont be able to buy the phone without contract and unlock it. Apple and AT&T surely have learnt their lesson, but this strategy will ofcourse decrease total Apple Iphone sales while increasing AT&T customer numbers. This is because earlier people were buying the Iphone to unlock it, but now that wont be happening. Also more people will be forced to activate and stay with AT&T, meaning more customers for them and rivals will be losing customers. T-Mobile needs to think quick now
Also cancelling it will need $175 , so Iphone 3G may not be the next big thing after all. Disappointing !