My headline from yesterday was probably misleading. I only “unlocked” my iPhone so I can install third party software and my own ring tones, but here’s the real deal. George Hotz figured out how to really unlock the iPhone so it can use SIM cards other than AT&T’s, such as T-Mobile, using a hardware hack. Now, the people at iphoneSIMfree.com have found a software-only hack for unlocking an iPhone.
Since I already have a two year contract with AT&T, which I had even before I got my iPhone, there’s no reason for me to do it.