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http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2007/0...nlock-is-legit

Now a software hack is out there - that'll be worth alot of money for these guys who did it.
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http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/ptech/0...e.unlocked.ap/

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SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- The teenage hacker who managed to unlock the iPhone so that it can be used with cellular networks other than AT&T will be trading his reworked gadget for a new car.

George Hotz holds up the hacked iPhone he traded for a car.

George Hotz, of Glen Rock, New Jersey, said he had reached the deal with CertiCell, a Louisville, Kentucky-based mobile phone repair company.

Hotz posted on his blog that he traded his modified iPhone for "a sweet Nissan 350Z and 3 8GB iPhones."

"This has been a great end to a great summer," Hotz wrote.

The 17-year-old Hotz said he will be sending the three new iPhones to the three online collaborators who helped him divorce Apple Inc's popular product from AT&T's network. The job took 500 hours, or about 8 hours a day since the iPhone's June 29 launch.

Hotz made the deal with Terry Daidone, co-founder of CertiCell, who also promised the teen a paid consulting job.

"We do not have any plans on the table right now to commercialize Mr. Hotz' discovery," Daidone said in a statement.
Suuuuuuuure you don't, Daidone.
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~$60/hour. Not bad. He should have left the e-bay auction up, however.
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~$60/hour. Not bad. He should have left the e-bay auction up, however.
I agree. I'm still curious what AT&T's max bid was. Six figures I'm sure.
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He could have easily sold it for $100,000. It is usable on European networks, he really sold himself short only picking up a new 350Z.
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I wonder what the tax implications are ? Is the IRS going to try and tax him on the 350Z, or the value added to the iPhone ?
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but how do you know those bids were legitimate? I've heard that sometimes some unscrupulous bidders will put in fake/joke bids.
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but how do you know those bids were legitimate? I've heard that sometimes some unscrupulous bidders will put in fake/joke bids.
Nuh uh! My bid was totally legit.
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http://legalpad.blogs.fortune.cnn.co...ones/#comments
warning: this is more of a commentary-piece than a reporting-piece. Not a big deal, just know that going in...
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