Are iPhone Update Problems Malicious or an Unintentional Side Effect?S

In light of all the recent iPhone update problems, we wanted to ask readers what you think Apple's intention was with the update. Do you think it was a malicious disabling of phones, as in Apple knew it was going to render unlocked iPhones unusable and didn't do anything to avoid it? Or do you think it's more of a side effect of engineers needing the parts of the phones in a known state—a state that was modified when the phone was unlocked by third-party software? Does it make a difference for you either way?