Apple Says Unlocked iPhones Will Brick After Software Update - What Does It Mean?Jason Chen9/24/07 6:53pmFiled to: iPhoneAppleBrickFirmwareHackingTopConsumeristFeatureunlockingValleywag771EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkNot only are certain Apple stores voiding the warranty on hacked and unlocked iPhones, Apple's just released a statement saying the unlock process coupled with a future iPhone update may make your phones a useless brick. Apple "strongly discourages users from installing unauthorized unlocking programs," because the "permanent inability to use an iPhone due to installing unlocking software is not covered under the iPhone's warranty." Our advice to users: wait until Firmware version 1.1 is out later this week before you decide to unlock your iPhone. If you've already unlocked your phone, don't update until you know it's safe. Full release after the jump.