Here’s an intriguing one; according to first hand reports in China, the iPhone 4’s carrier China Unicom is advertising a jailbreak service with purchase. With online services such as Jailbreakme.com, jailbreaking has never been easier and it seems the Chinese cell carrier has realized this and has turned it into a clever marketing scheme. This jailbreak service is not unique to the iPhone 4 as iPad 3G sales from China Unicom will get the same treatment.
According to M.I.C. Gadget, the promotional poster above reads “Support Service: Free SIM-trimming, jailbreak, installation of more than 10 hot apps.” These posters are not showing up in all of China Unicom’s stores but enough for this report to take place. One major thing to note is that iOS 4.0.2 breaks Jailbreakme.com so it is yet to be determined how these phones will be jailbroken. Maybe the service will only exist for phones which shipped with earlier versions of iOS 4.
Another point of interest is that China Unicom will reportedly provide free iPhone 4 cases with purchase, furthermore removing the need for customers to use Apple’s case program. There is no word on what cases will be provided and maybe this is Apple’s “better solution,” providing cases at purchase instead of through the app (Probably not)? Let us know what you think about this service in the comments.
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