Teen iPhone Hacker Gets New Car from Company This has become like one of those daytime game shows. A teenage hacker made a modification to Apple's much-publicized iPhone. It's supposed to be locked so you only use AT&T phone service. George Hotz of New Jersey spent hundreds of hours unlocking it. A company called Certi-Cell gave him a new Nissan in exchange for the altered phone.
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Teen iPhone Hacker Gets New Car from Company

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Teen iPhone Hacker Gets New Car from Company

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This has become like one of those daytime game shows. A teenage hacker made a modification to Apple's much-publicized iPhone. It's supposed to be locked so you only use AT&T phone service. George Hotz of New Jersey spent hundreds of hours unlocking it.

Now he's traded the phone for a new car. A company called Certi-Cell gave him a new Nissan in exchange for the altered phone. The company says it won't market his discovery, just yet.

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