An Apple software update is disabling iPhones that have been unlocked by owners who wanted to choose which mobile network to use.
Earlier this week Apple said a planned update would leave the device "permanently inoperable".
Thousands of iPhone owners hacked their expensive gadget in order to unlock it for use with other mobile carriers and to run a host of unsupported programs.
There are also reports of the update causing issues with unaltered iPhones.
On Monday Apple issued a statement in which it said many of the unauthorised iPhone unlocking programs caused "irreparable damage" to the device's software.
Cheeky fookin barstard at Apple robbing gits THE USERS HAVE PAID A HIGH PRICE FOR THE PHONE WITHOUT SUBSIDY THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO WHAT THE FOOK THEY WANT WITH IT.
Imho, if Apple where a decent company in anny sense of the word, they would immediatly stop the update, pending a review of how it is placed onto the phones and also repair or replace the phones they have damanged.
And people slate Microsoft ffs!!! BBC News Report