Iphone Hacker trades Iphone for New Nissan 350z and 3 New Iphones and a cushy new job! ~ Ask The Admin

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Iphone Hacker trades Iphone for New Nissan 350z and 3 New Iphones and a cushy new job!

Good Evening Ladies and Gents,
This just in from my lazy, insomniac news wire: The New Jersey kid who cracked the Iphone and set it free from it's AT&T bonds is definitely reaping the rewards of accomplishing a feat that happens to be the hottest thing on the newswires everywhere. Now normally hackers do stuff every day that can be considered a feat of logic and programming. Some coders write beautiful code that some would consider a work of art. And some coders decide slyly to crack something that happens to have it's own torrent of marketing, commercials, hype, glitz, glamour and utmost popularity in the ever-changing cellphone spotlight. As manufacturers clamor to make the next Razr, and now the Iphone, they sink billions of dollars into making sure these devices become household names. Enter Apple, who decides to create a phone that is completely closed source and gives no leeway for tapping into it's full capabilities as an information tool. So this is basically the equivalent of leading the worlds most famous sheep to slaughter. Enter George Hotz, a barely mature New Jersey teen who made the fateful decision to crack this particular egg's shell; the most highly publicized electronic "egg" in the world right now, and for the past few months. This fateful decision has propelled him to semi-stardom (2.0) and might just have set him for life.
Troy Wolverton of Mercury News writes on SiliconValley.com :

"George Hotz, who last week found a way to manipulate Apple's new cell phone so that it will work on other networks besides AT&T's, is trading one of the two phones he hacked for a new car. And, as Hotz would put it, it's a "sweet" one at that, a new Nissan 350Z.

"This has been a great end to a great summer," Hotz wrote on his blog.

The teen said he is trading the iPhone to Terry Daidone, co-founder of CertiCell, a Louisville, Ky.-based mobile phone repair company. In exchange, Daidone is going to buy him the car and will give him three brand new iPhones, which Hotz plans to hand out to members of his informal team that helped crack the iPhone.

As part of the deal, Hotz will have a paid consulting job for CertiCell. He plans to visit the company's Kentucky offices later this week to demonstrate his iPhone hack in person."

This news makes me very happy folks. It's a testament to hard work, ingenious ideas, sturdy execution, and most of all impeccable timing. Troy goes on to write:

"Hotz initially tried to sell the iPhone on eBay, but said he ended the auction after it received multiple bogus bids.
Instead, he solicited a deal through his blog, which is how he hooked up with Daidone. Now he's eagerly awaiting his new car."

Bravo George. We salute you. Perfectly executed on all fronts. And congratulations on your new job and your lavish rewards. You earned it.

This is Commodore64, Over and out.