Pondering the iBrick

While this is probably the proper way to view the bricked iPhone madness (via Gustaf)

“Remember, you don’t have to apply these updates to your phone. iTunes will let you skip them. You can happily continue to use your unlocked phone. And it’s simply unreasonable to pretend to continue to be in a relationship with Apple when it’s you — not Apple — who’s already ended it.

So don’t come crying to the Macalope that Apple is somehow screwing its customers. When you bought and activated your iPhone, you entered into an agreement. When you hacked it, you ended that agreement. Don’t try to crawl back into bed and attempt to spoon Steve Jobs just because you want the iTunes WiFi Store to work on your unlocked iPhone.”

this is food for thought as well (via Engadget)