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  • http://twitchgamer.net Jordan Hatcher

    Unlocks are legal from the first day in the US, so I’m not too sure that this will have a huge impact. Though I’d imagine that French consumer protection laws are more developed, and so the ability — or lack thereof — to have a two year contract (as in the US with AT&T) could be more damaging.

  • http://profile.typekey.com/ianbetteridge/ Ian Betteridge

    It’s not the legality that’s at issue – in most places, it’s legal to do an unlock at any time. What’s important about the French case (which I didn’t make clear enough) is that after six months, providers MUST provide an unlock if requested. Presumably, that would prevent Apple from doing anything to the phone which negated that official unlock, too, which would hit Apple’s profits badly.