After reading all the reports that AT&T's likely to lose exclusivity this year (and possibly in June), I've been thinking about my unlocked iPhone. When they lose exclusivity, what do you think will happen to Apple's current policy regarding unlocking? With no partnership assets to protect, will they release OS4.0 as an unlocked firmware? Whether this happens in June or not, the iPhone is sure to become available on other US networks at some point in the future. My question is how Apple will handle it... active unlocks for all phones using new firmware, or turning a blind eye to unlockers? Sources: http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/analyst-t-lose-rights-iphone-next-june/2009-11-23 http://www.macrumors.com/2010/01/25/atandt-losing-iphone-exclusivity-on-wednesday/ (Note: article references mid-2010 exclusivity loss) http://www.mobilitysite.com/2009/10/atts-own-ceo-confirms-they-will-lose-exclusivity-of-the-iphone/ http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/c...-lose-iphone-exclusivity-ceo-admits/19107776/ http://www.fiercemobileit.com/story/analyst-t-lose-iphone-exclusivity-mid-2010/2009-11-24 http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=112699 These sources are all referring to rumors and analyst predictions of course... this is MacRumors after all, so don't expect news any more concrete than is possible at this point.