Apple Starts to Unlock iPhones?

On August 27, 2009

I just read that Apple is going to start unlocking it’s phone–but only in Finland.  I (personally) hope this is just the tip of the iceberg. Before you know it, I predict that other countires will be freeing users from their carriers. As more and more countries start to fall in love with their iPhone, more and more pressure is going to be put on Apple to make the  iphone ‘open’ to other networks. 

I think that freeing the iPhone from it a particular carrier will open the market to a broader base of users that are tied to a particular carrier because of a contract, requirement by their employer, or just preference for their service.  I can’t wait to see this happen.  Opening up the phone to all carriers be great for us users–as we’d get more "freedom"–and great for Apple–as they gain more market share; thereby making the iPhone even more ubiqutous in today’s culture.