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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Don't unlock your IPhone

The US Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act provides protection for consumers that prohibits Apple from voiding an Iphone warranty due to third party modifications or enhancements.

Cellphone manufacturers generally consider a successfully unlocked cellphone to retain its warranty, although a device that has been unlocked unsuccessfully can be considered to have a voided warranty if it can't be repaired by reflashing the firmware.

However, if Apple can prove that its written Iphone warranty legally and specifically prohibits unlocking, or that the modification or enhancement of unlocking the Iphone has damaged the device, it might get away with disclaiming warranties on unlocked Iphones.


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