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iPhone activation process

The iPhone needs to be activated before it can be used. It seems that in this process, the phone is being locked to the specific AT&T SIM card. Locking phones to a SIM is not unusual here in germany (at least for prepaid cards).

What is unusual, however, is that it seems to happen through the activation process – usually this happens before you open the box. It can’t be long until someone tries to find out exactly what happens during that process…

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