On Fri, 23 Sep 2011, Peter Ross wrote:
one of my colleagues had a very funny "vendor lock-in" on an iPhone.
It was completely frozen, just a pretty brick (with his girlfriend's
picture on it, and 7:14, the time when it stopped working, like on an
old broken watch) - and there was no reset button, no switch-off, and
being different as Apple is, you cannot remove the battery either.
Thankfully an iPhone does not last that long without charging. So
after few hours the battery went flat and he could use it again.
I was curious about this, because I wanted another excuse to laugh at
iphones and the hipsters who use them: "haw, your iphone doesn't have a
reset button or screws to disassemble it because that would ruin the sleek
But alas, a simple google search reveals there are probably ways around
But, being software operated (unless there's a really neat timer circuit
linking the home and off buttons with the reset pin on the CPU), it's
prone to failure too.
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