iTunes now blocking non-AT&T SIMs?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by neiltc13, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    I docked my iPhone tonight, as I have done many times with an Orange SIM inserted (but no, I haven't run the iPhoneSimFree software yet, they're yet to add me to the list) and I was greeted with this:

    It's been working fine, letting me sync and generally do everything except the phone functions while I await being added to the unlock list.

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    Is this new? Is there a way round it? I've tried undocking/restarting/restarting iTunes but every time I dock my iPhone now this message appears.

    Hope this isn't a sign of bad times to come :(
     
  2. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

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    Damn Neil, thats not a good sign.
    is that the latest Itunes version you got installed?
     
  3. neiltc13 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    iTunes version 7.1.4.2 running on Windows Vista Home Premium.
     
  4. Skystar macrumors 6502

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    Wow I have never seen that before. I have been syncing just fine with my T-Mobile sim card installed, but I am using a Hyper-card dual sim adapter which emulates an AT&T sim.
     
  5. petite macrumors member

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    You probably just need to put the AT&T sim card back in and activate again.

    Don't worry. Apple has stated that they aren't going to retaliate against hacking.
     
  6. neiltc13 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    This is news to me. Did they really say that?
     
  7. pugnut macrumors 6502a

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    Not here

    Friends unlocked this AM and are using tmobile and are not having a issue. They tested by putting in my att card docked and put the tmob card back in and no issues.
     
  8. psychofreak Retired

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    Yes...its on the front page, here :)
     
  9. neiltc13 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Aha, but they didn't specifically ask whether it may be a condition of Apple's contract with AT&T that they ensure the phone stays locked to their network.
     
  10. Virgil-TB2 macrumors 65816

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    Well they said they would not intentionally break anything that would make hacked apps stop running.

    This is a different issue. Whether the iPhone is unlocked or not is an integral part of the legal agreement they have with AT&T.

    Letting you install a (hacked) native Nintendo emulator app is a different thing from letting you use an external server and program to circumvent a legal agreement.
     
  11. TXCraig macrumors 6502a

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    Just remember Apple gets a slice of your monthly AT&T phone bill! So its in their best interest to keep the phone locked. They said they will not block 3rd party applicaitons- unlocking the phone is not a applicaiton.
     
  12. Peace macrumors P6

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    This may be specific to European networks.A sign that Apple is about to go live with service there.
     
  13. petite macrumors member

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    Well, this isn't so simple. Many people have bought the iPhone without actually making a legal agreement with AT&T (which you make when you connect to iTunes and go through the regular activation). And I don't know about you guys in the US but in Europe you are free to do whatever with your purchased goods. Remember you are buying the phone full price - not leasing.

    But let's see. Apple is only gaining customers with the hacks. AT&T on the other hand is losing.
     
  14. petite macrumors member

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    In a way it is and in a way it is not.. But this, in my opinion, gives us the sense of Apple's relaxed approach to people hacking the iPhone.
     
  15. neiltc13 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes, but if it's a defined clause of Apple's contract with AT&T that they fill any holes which lead to customers being able to use the phone outside of AT&T's network then they will have to stop people from doing it.
     
  16. petite macrumors member

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    Now that's the first I hear about that... If so - then I stand corrected ;)
     
  17. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Yet selling the hardware to people who would not switch to AT&T wouldn't be a negative :D

    Win/Win either way Apple looks at it.
     
  18. gceo macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, but maybe a *small* retaliation against Vista.... hmmm....
     
  19. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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    Apple may not care, but AT&T might have something to say about it, and since they are sleeping together, if you don't listen to your significant other, they will raise hell.
     

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