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Bricked iPhone

The iPhone update turns hacked phones into useless paperweights.

Posted on September 28, 2007, at 9:11 a.m. ET

As warned, iPhones with third-party software on them mysteriously won't work after the new software update - and even some non-hacked phone owners are reporting problems.

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