iPhone unlock for sale

The one U.S. dealer handling iPhoneSIMFree's unlock, which lets iPhone owners swap out SIM cards so that the device can make calls on cellular networks other than AT&T's listed the hack for $99. According to a sales representative who answered the phone at New York-based Wireless Imports, the reseller is waiting on iPhoneSIMFree to deliver the licenses. Preorders taken today are supposed be filled within 48 hours.Although Wireless Imports' price is nearly three times more than the highest wholesale per-license cost quoted in an e-mail reportedly sent by iPhoneSIMFree to resellers last week, others have quoted lower prices. An Australian Web site, iPhone Worldwide Unlock, listed the hack for $50 and claimed that it had already received 1,000 orders. A German reseller has also priced the unlock hack at $50.

Like Wireless Imports, the Australian and German dealers are currently taking preorders only.
All three resellers made it a point to stress on their Web sites that they do not guarantee the unlock will survive the next iPhone update from Apple, echoing caveats from the still-unknown developers behind iPhoneSIMFree. Some iPhone owners interested in the unlock may decide that the risk isn't worth it, if only because they will be charged for any future unlock.

Apple's iPhone updates have required users who installed hacks or workarounds to restore their devices from scratch, a process that erases the modifications. However, unlike the first firmware update, the 1.0.2 update did not cripple most hacks and allowed them to work once they were reinstalled.

An Irish company that announced its own software-only unlock has been silent on the subject since late last month. UniquePhones last mentioned its iPhone unlock on Aug. 28, when it posted video of an unlock in progress.