TITLE

Apple Goes To War With Its Customers

AUTHOR(S)
Finneran, Michael
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Nov2007, Vol. 37 Issue 11, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author discusses a software upgrade to the iPhone cellular telephone from computer company Apple that restricts users from using other cellular networks, also known as bricking. The upgrade is intended to add functionality and resolve security issues but disables the phone if another cellular network is used. The company had issued a warning that the upgrade could damage phones that had unauthorized programs installed. The author notes that a class action lawsuit may be filed but suggests the software licensing agreement may authorize Apple's actions. He describes how the introduction of the personal computer (PC) made open computer architecture widespread.
ACCESSION #
27518343

 

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