Okay, so we have to activate (at first) the 3G at AT&T or the Apple store. Why are we upset about this if we have a legitimate SDK that seems to be awesome? Doesn't having an SDK sort of take the wind out of jailbreaking? Apple doesn't charge the developer if they give their app away for free so what's the incentive to create a jailbroken app?
- Is the SDK really not as awesome as Jobs is claiming?
- Is there another reason to write apps for jailbroken phones instead of going the official route?
- Will the jailbreaking community have a harder time unlocking the iPhone? I really don't think the activation thing is going to stop them from unlocking the 3G.
- What happens when our iPhone craps out and we need to restore?
- Is this their way of forcing us to extend our contract with AT&T? I'm not looking forward to that. I want 3G but I don't want to restart my contract for another 2 years. I want to be able to "upgrade" to a discounted phone in another year, not two.
- Remember how people a year ago figured out the workaround to bypass the activation screen and they just bought iPhones to get a landscape wifi iPod without the phone features? Didn't that turn into unlocking? Do you suppose Apple is trying to short circuit that scheme?