An short interview with the iPhone hacker

Wednesday, 26 September 2007, 10:48 AM EST

Hotz and a group of undisclosed confederates used a combination of hardware and software hacks in order to use his T-Mobile network on his personal iPhone, removing the exclusive AT&T network. Hotz has said that his actions are completely legal, protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which protects phone "unlocks," or removing a phone's original carrier to switch to another carrier for personal use.

Many critics have pointed out that what Hotz has done was not special, if legal, as even he admits that a layman "with an extensive knowledge of soldering" would need only 10 hours to unlock an iPhone.

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