Could an about face be on the cards at Apple? According to Macworld , the company’s CFO said during a Morgan Stanley Technology Conference that the company is “not wedded to any one particular way to go to market” and would consider other models.
Many people have read this as a sign that Apple might consider selling unlocked iPhones or dropping its model of selling the device exclusively through a single carrier. The practice of unlocking has already taken off without Apple’s say so – take the 400,000 devices being used on China Mobile’s network for example – so why not give the people what they want and open the device up to all and sundry?
Surely it’s a smart move on Apple’s part – unlocking the iPhone would equally open up the device to a far larger customer base and avoid any of the those pesky legal issues.