November 26, 2007

the Iphone, Unpacking

It's been about a month since I got an iPhone. It's absolutely lovable. No doubt, it's the coolest portable gadget(and phone) I ever owned yet.

When I decided to get one, It wasn't out in the UK, so I had to order it from the US through ebay(paying ridiculous customs charge). Nevertheless, no regrets.
The phone, iPod, youtube, internet, cool applications... and what not, all in one device, is worth every penny.

The iPhone came locked to AT&T sim card and could be used only in the US. Any iPhone has to be *unlocked* first to be used with GSM sim cards around the world. Since I got the phone, I've learned a thing or two about hacking the iPhone (and even helped a friend get his phone unlocked). It's no big deal really. The *real* iPhone hackers have done all the hard work and written applications to unlock the phone. One just has to follow the instructions(carefully).

It may be a while when the iPhone is out for sale in India and other Asian countries. So if you want to use it in any other country other than where the iPhone is officially out(US and UK as of this writing) unlocking it is the only way to go.

I took this short video when unpacking an iPhone(the 2nd one I unpacked). Thought it might be of interest to some people(I watch unpacking of gadget's video on youtube myself!). Here it is... a cheesy video :-)