updated 12:30 pm EST, Thu January 17, 2008
'Turbosim' unlocks iPhone
Taiwan Star Telecom has launched its new turbosim unlock for Apple's iPhone, a tiny thin film circuit that rests between the real SIM card and an iPhone SIM socket to unlock the iPhone for use with any compatible SIM card. The unlock works on iPhones that ship with firmware version 1.1.2, fooling the iPhone into thinking it is using an actual AT&T SIM card (shipment and pricing information was unavailable).
Non-AT&T SIM cards still work with third-party phones when removed from iPhones, and turbosim is easy to install in just a few steps. The tiny circuit does not damage the iPhone in any way, according to the company, and a YouTube video demonstrating the unlocking process is already available: