Apple is enjoying its web of customers all around the world. It is hard to detach any such customer from iPhone because of the huge popularity of this Smartphone. As iPhone 5 is in the market, mostly iPhone customers are rushing toward it. However, those who cannot afford to buy a new one can have the latest features and apps through unlocking their recent iPhone version. Although apple does not appreciate the unlocking of its device but it is not illegal to wish for the brand new features and applications.
First of all, you had to understand that why someone using iPhone needs to unlock his/her device. Normally unlocking refers to open any lock of a car or house or any room. However, when it comes to information technology, word unlocking is used in many variations.
To unlock an iPhone means to have a new set of features on the same Smartphone. Apple had made contracts with some network carrier companies, which means that they sell iPhone with their own network support. If you purchased iPhone in USA with a specific network carrier, you cannot use any other network without unlocking it. If you move to any other country, where that specific network is not available, then you have to unlock your iPhone to use any other network.
Apple sells its devices like iPhone on rates suitable for all classes. To keep the balance between manufacturing price and selling price, iPhone had made contracts with different companies to use specific networks for a limited time. By doing this, they can keep up the profit ratio and hence provide their device at low rates.
Apple is trying hard to make iPhone better so that it could discourage the unlocking practice.
When we look at iPhone 5, it has changed the trend and technology used in Smartphones. Especially SIRI and ‘voice command system’ had brought iPhone 5 on the top of the list of smart phones. SIRI is such a great innovation that you only have to speak and order your iPhone without handling it manually and iPhone will follow your command.
There is no doubt that it is a masterpiece. Still Apple customers are looking for unlock iPhone 4S, which means that there is no fault in iPhone but Apple has to revive their policies to discourage unlocking.
Unlocking is also good in a sense that it saves your money. Firstly, if you cannot afford to buy a new version of iPhone and still want to use the new features and apps, you can do this through iPhone. There is no need to spend money for purchasing a new device.
Secondly, if you are walking with the contract of using a specific carrier network, you can download music and other applications from only specific portals like iTunes and app store. Downloading from these portals is not free, apple charges money for downloading which is quite annoying for its customers. I
f you are successful in unlocking your device, it means you are no longer in control of that contract and you can download apps from where ever you want. Therefore unlocking also gives a freedom breath in a sense.