I'm seeing a lot of unlocked iPhones available in the UK.
My question is can Apple detect an unlocked iPhone when its plugged in to iTunes and disable/re-lock it via a software update ?
Any updates will be done via iTunes. My phone has been updated from 1 to 1.0.1 then 1.0.2 and the unlock has been affected as much as i have had to reunlock the phone as it does a factory restore.
The deal would be when firmware 1.1.1 goes live via iTunes wait a few days to see the unlock reports . If it can still be unlocked then upgrade away and the reunlock.
Once you get the hang of the process it is about 15 minutes start to finish.
I think the question refers to the SIM unlock, not the application unlock.
That is SIM unlock.
When it has done a firmware upgrade it relocks the phone. However the current unlock programs still unlock 1.0.2 but as no one has got their hands on 1.1.1 i can't vouch for that ( and i'll be waiting while before i upgrade ).
maybe this answers my question
I'd like an iPhone the legit way on Nov 9th but TCO of £900 minimum is just too dear