First off... If you don't know me, I'm a pretty big Apple fan. If you do know me, this is pretty obvious by the way I talk about Apple and about my love for my MacBook Pro.
I came across this article the other day about a kid who logged about 500 hours trying to "unlock" the iPhone so that he could use it on his own service provider.
Who didn't see this one coming?? I just didn't think it would happen so soon after the release.
While I love Apple, and I totally understand why they would make it available on only one provider, I think this goes to show that when there's a will, there's a way. I know that sounds cliche, but really... when you don't make something readily available to the mass, there's usually someone who will go above and beyond what is normal to make it work (whether it's for money or personal reasons...)
So what does this mean?
First of all, it means you can buy the code on ebay for about $3,000 and unlock the phone yourself if you want to use the iPhone with Verizon.
But what it really means is that you can bet iPhone 2.0 will probably have extra security measures built in so that it is more difficult for a (not so typical) consumer to "break the code".