China Unicom To Offer Jailbreak Service & Free Cases To iPhone 4, iPad Customers?

China Unicom jailbreak service

According to a recent report on M.I.C Gadget, China Unicom, the official carrier partner for the iPhone and iPad in China, could be offering official jailbreak service to their customers.

The website has published pictures of promotional posters on display at a China Unicom store in Dongguan that reads:

“Support Service: Free SIM-trimming, jailbreak, installation of more than 10 hot apps.”

Though some will argue that pictures don't lie, the offer looks unrealistic for more than one reason. 

Firstly, it seems unbelievable that an official iPhone carrier will offer a service like jailbreaking, which Apple has always maintained is an unauthorized modification and may void your iPhone's warranty.

Secondly, the latest version of iOS, iOS 4.0.2 has plugged the security hole that was exploited by and hence cannot be jailbroken. In fact, the iPhone Dev team had recently announced that they shall not be releasing a jailbreak for iOS 4.0.2 and iOS 3.2.2.

China Unicom jailbreak service

China Unicom jailbreak service

Also, as an official carrier, China Unicom is likely to offer microSIM cards with the purchase of iPhone 4 and iPad and hence a SIM-trimming service appears doubtful at the moment. 

Interestingly, the promotional poster also talks about offering customers free cases along with the purchase of iPhones and iPads. This would make it unnecessary for these customers to sign up for Apple's free case program. The note however does not mention how these cases shall be different from those offered through Apple's program. 

What do you make of these reports? Do you think they are true? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

[via M.I.C Gadget]