French "unlocked" iPhones crippled in other countries
Posted 18 December 2007 @ 12pm in News
Apple are busy deleting posting referring to this issue, and their pack of friendly posters keep insisting the issue is because the phone is not really unlocked. Anyone who counters this false assertion gets deleted.
iPhones that are sold as "unlocked" through Orange of France (the iPhone's official provider there) are crippled on various wireless carriers outside of France, failing to make phone calls, send SMS messages and perform other critical functions.
Apple may rectify this issue with a future firmware/software update that allows officially unlocked phones to work in countries where the devices are currently crippled. However, the company has not responded to requests for comment or technical explanation of this issue.