I thought the furor around the iPhone update that either locked your iPhone so that it only runs the base software, or bricked your iPhone if it was hacked to run on networks besides ATT, was dying down. But then I read this blog from Leo Laporte, an Apple Fan and host or podcasts, radio shows and a TV show in Canada.
I’m hoping that this spurs Apple into doing the right thing and giving us our third party apps back. I’ve heard rumors that Apple might start selling apps through the iTunes store and that would be fine for me if anyone could submit apps and if authors had the ability to make free apps if they wanted.
I still have not updated my iPhone to the latest software and won’t until I can install and run my own apps. I’ll let you know if/when it’s ever safe to buy an iPhone again.
UPDATE: Business Week columnist Arik Hesseldahl agrees here.