It’s official. Apple has announced that they will indeed be releasing another iPhone update later this week. The iPhone firmware v1.1.1 (1.0.3) is slated to enable the WiFi iTunes Music Store that will give iPhone owners the ability to purchase and download any music from Apple’s premium music service. Of course, you’ll have to have a WiFi connection handy (you wouldn’t want to download a 5MB track with EDGE speeds, would you?).
There’s one more detail that’s sure to get early iPhone unlockers in a tizzy. Apple has also announced that applying this forthcoming update to any unlocked iPhone may cripple/disable/damage your precious handset’s firmware, permanently. Apparently, according to Apple, the unlocking software that is currently available does permanent and irepairable harm to the iPhone’s firmware.
So, if you’re one of those brave souls that took the plunge and unlocked your iPhone already, you might want to “re-lock” (reverse the unlock process) your iPhone before running the iPhone update. If you’re daring enough, you might want to check out Into iPhone’s guide to re-locking your iPhone, or just wait for the iPhone Dev Team (you know, the same guys that brought us the iUnlock solution) to release their re-lock tool within a week.
We recommend waiting on the iPhone Dev Team’s re-lock solution.