Patience is a Virtue: Hacked iPhone Users!

When the iPhone first came out, you couldn’t help hear about it. In fact I was practically a celebrity the first week. The buzz was definitely there.

By week two, criticism started to arise. There was a definite lack of features, and a very quickly growing demand for these.

Now Apple limited themselves in two ways. They went with one service provider, AT&T, and they did not really allow for third party development. While these short comings are a major ordeal for some customers, they also need to realize that there are other options out there. If you don’t like the fact that you have to use AT&T, or that you can’t really get third party application, them maybe the iPhone is not right for you.

Now, I don’t want to step out and defend the big faceless (unless we think of Steve Jobs) corporation (Apple), but we as consumers knew the limitations of the iPhone before we bought it.

Here’s the deal. It would be great to unlock the iPhone for several different reasons. But, lets face it there is a reason Apple and AT&T don’t want you to do this. That is just a fact of life you are going to have to deal with. These companies have to protect themselves, and they have made these restrictions very clear.

One may want to take their iPhone overseas, and use a pre-paid SIM card. Okay fine, but here’s the catch. You loose functionality, and your phone number. So what is the point. Sure it is easier to carry just one device, but it’s not like you can’t use AT&T overseas. It is very expensive, but it is not all that much more than a pre-paid card, if you only use your phone a little. And you can’t you any cell phone overseas anyway.

Third party applications would be awesome. But at the end of the day, I want my phone to work. I can’t tell you how many times I have installed something, that looked cool,and it has caused all sorts havoc. Again, I just want my phone to work. At this point there is not much that I need to add to the phone. Sure it would be nice to have some of these extras, but when I bought the phone, I knew what it had and excepted it. Now I have extra features, and am excited about it. But at the end of the day, Apple knows they need to add more third party support. The thing is the phone is still brand new, and this is a new market for them. In time I am sure that we will see an improvement, at least a move in the right direction.

Technology is a bitch, it can be really powerful, or can bring us to our knees. Things advance a record speeds, just look at how many iPhone hacks there are already. But we have been warned, and we need to except that. There is a reason that Apple has such cool products, and we need to be patient. We can’t complain about getting punished for breaking the rules. We need to do what Apple taught us, think different. In time Apple with improve the iPhone, who know what kinds of surprises we might see with Leopard. And we would all have to be fools to think that Apple does not see the demand for an open iPhone. But this is such a new product, let it learn how to walk before you make it run.