Earlier today we hit upon a great hypothesis regarding Apple’s agenda with the newly released unlocked iPhone 4. However, we feel that the handset is pointless, and we still find if strange how people have been confusing this with a jailbroken version. One of the main reason that it is not worth buying is down to the price, $649 and $749 is a lot of money to pay for a device that is now a year old.
Most iPhone users do not need an unlocked version, only those who travel to other countries. Then again if you have a business contract, then there is still no need for an unlocked version. If all you do is stay at home in the U.S., then you may as well stick with your locked iPhone.
Another downside is setting them up on other carriers. More often than not there will be issues with settings, as each carrier has different ones, such as MMS, Voicemail etc. Also you have to remember that you will not be able to gain full access to other carrier’s services, T-Mobile and their 3G service being a prime example of that.
The only other strong reason not to buy a jailbroken iPhone 4 is the fact that it is a waste of money. We say this because that is a huge amount of money to pay for a phone that is set to be replaced in the coming months.
Finally please do not confuse this with a jailbroken device, as it is not. Although it will be open for other networks, it is still closed for those unauthorized apps– so think before you buy. If you do wish to have a jailbroken iPhone, then eWeek suggests that you are much better off purchasing a locked version and then jailbreaking it.