A service called CutYourSim, which we learned about recently, has been shut down. Now, CultofMac reports, many are left awaiting refunds and even the company providing the solution doesn't know what happened.
We wrote about the service, saying that it allowed for users to permanently unlock their iPhone with no jailbreak. For $180 bucks and after following a few steps, anyone could have an unlocked iPhone.
Commenter Logo posted on iSmashPhone with the following:
" I can't imagine Apple would allow the phones to continue to be unlocked once they find out which phones were unlocked with this method. Wouldn't it be easier to find a hole in iTunes to have it spoof an IMEI number of an unlocked phone?"
Well, it looks like it may have happened. As mentioned before, CutYourSim doesn't even know how the service has stopped, but they reached CultofMac with the following statement:
‚Äö√Ñ√∫Unfortunately, we were not able to complete the rest of the unlocks waiting in our queue due to our suppliers being unable to offer the service anymore,‚Äö√Ñ√π CutYourSim told Cult of Mac. ‚Äö√Ñ√∫Our suppliers have told us that there is a possibility that the service may return, but they do not know when, so we have decided to start processing refunds for any orders that we were not able to complete.‚Äö√Ñ√π
It seems that no one outside of CutYourSim knows who this "supplier" is, but it's believed that some pressure from Apple may have been the reason for shutdown. Well, the good news is they they have issued refunds to those who paid, but did not receive the unlock.