Anyone notice how the Apple update doesn't brick iPhones, it just deactivates them and then because the baseband has been tampered with you can't reactivate them under any usual method. They don't get hit with destruction of property claims. They don't run afoul of the gray-ish DMCA -- DMCA says you can unlock a phone, but doesn't say anything in particular about actually being able to use it -- because they don't "relock" your phone. Seems to me all the unlocked iPhones are still unlocked. Not only did they not brick them, they didn't even relock them. They just returned them to the state in which the users bought them: they can't do anything but make emergency calls until you activate with AT&T. But because the basedband is whacked, you can't do that. They're just deactivated and won't reactivate due to user tampering, thereby avoiding all kinds of possibly legitimate legal claims against them.