We have only had the phone for a few hours but we needed to get inside its casing, what follows is our dissection of the Apple iPhone. Please note that we’re doing this so you are not tempted to on your recent $500/$600 expenditure, while it is quite possible to take apart using easy to find tools we’d recommend against it as it will undoubtedly void your warranty and will most likely mar up the beautiful gadget’s exterior. Do whatever you wish to your iPhone, but do so at your own risk :)
It’s no accident that the battery is not replaceable (EDIT: by the consumer. Owners must send the iPhone to be Refurbished if they need a new battery!). It’s called planned obsolescence. Next years iPhone II will (EDIT: may) have the replaceable battery, and there will likely be a music model that has a slot for memory (iPhone-neo?) but of course the music model won’t have a replaceable battery until the next model of that version. And so on … and so on.
Update: IPhone Cracked … Oh dear!
Put all the above together – the root account enabled (and now wide open) together with Cocoa web apps running as root that also are demonstrably crash prone and therefore exploitable – and you have the makings of a telephony Armageddon.
Heh … “telephony Armageddon” … that’s hilarious!
UPDATE: Another iPhone crack by nanocr.eu
I’ve found a way to activate a brand new unactivated iPhone without giving any of your money or personal information to AT&T. The iPhone does not have phone capability, but the iPod and WiFi work. Stay tuned!
Update: To the apple fanboy who emailed me telling me that the iPhone crack was “No big deal, and no one will ever ever be able to successfully exploit it” I have this:
iPhone users sure are awfully sensitive to anything they deem critical of their toy.