Here’s a continually updated list of what the “brick update” did and did not do to the iPhone. [Ars Technica]

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  1. 3ZKL says:

    “heres 100$ back for buying our phone, but just so you dont forget whos boss — we are gonna brick your junk anyway.”

  2. Alvis says:

    Seriously – just because there’s an ongoing subscription for SERVICE doesn’t mean the phone is being RENTED. These early-adopters BOUGHT their phones. Removing non-Apple-bought ringtones? This is nuts.

    That said, this IS Apple, so what did they think they were getting? Being able to use all sorts of “next gen” features on your phone doesn’t outweigh the fact that you have NO CONTROL over your phone AT ALL.

    I’ve been using the same mobile phone for the past four years. It can place calls, I can upload my own custom ringrones and backgrounds over a serial cable, and that’s all I need it to do. When OpenMoko is a little more polished I’m picking one up right-quick, but until then, buyer beware. Shiny, flashy phones are that way to snare you in, not because they’re any good for the consumer.