files in iPhone Firmware reveal providers overseas?

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  1. SBik2 macrumors 6502a

    SBik2

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    via engadget

    That iPhone firmware leaked this week? Well, as found on the iPhone Dev Wiki it's been cracked open, its files laid bare, and deep within the system one can find four very special, very telling files:

    Default_CARRIER_ATT.png
    Default_CARRIER_CINGULAR.png
    Default_CARRIER_TMOBILE.png
    Default_CARRIER_VODAFONE.png

    We know AT&T / Cingular have a 5-year exclusivity agreement on the iPhone in the US, but if this doesn't make clear Apple's plans to launch on Vodafone (presumably for UK and much of Europe) and T-Mobile (presumably for Germany) we don't know what does.
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    WEll these files can easily be altered with a software update so just because it is on there at the moment doesn't necessarily mean that these will be the providers. And if this were indeed the case it means that apple new the Europe carriers before the iPhone was released which is contrary to the information which is currently flying around the internet.
     
  3. dannyallen34 macrumors regular

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