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July 3, 2007

iPhone Without the Phone!

Reports are popping up across the web from various iPhone owners who have managed to bypass mandatory ATT activation, thus turning their iPhone into a widescreen iPod with WiFi internet access (AKA, a 6th generation iPod.)

There seems to be two different ways to do it, the easiest is described on Alex King's Blog. It seems he just called and cancelled his contract with ATT (if you do so within 30 days, you do not have to pay the $175 cancellation fee.) Because his phone still has a SIM card in it, there is a possibility the ATT network could communicate with his phone and disable it.

Another way involves removing the SIM card from the phone, which would make it impossible for ATT to disable your iPhone, but would still leave the possibility that Apple might update iTunes in the future with a little something that could disable iPhones not playing by the rules. Time will tell.

**Any one of these actions could permanently disable all iPhone functions, so do so at your own risk.

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