iPhone Stats: 250,000 Units Unlocked

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Apparently, the 10% to 15% guestimations analysts made about unlocked iPhones were too low. A whopping 18% (approximately 250,000) of all iPhones sold so far (about 1.4 million) are unlocked and running on networks other than AT&T. Apple COO Tim Cook, who made the announcement, also warned users that Apple won’t let the phones remain unlocked for long. Remember the 1.1.1 update? I’m watching for another one; it’s definitely coming. Apple may be planning to unlock the application platform, but you’ll still have to take your apps on an AT&T service plan.


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