CutYourSim is a company that makes SIM cutters, but now it has devised a service that will put a big dent in your budget, but they claim it is a permanent unlock of your iPhone. According to their website:

Jailbreaking, or unauthorized hacks are NOT required. This unlock will carry on forever, you can now update your phone to the newest version without worrying about waiting for an unauthorized unlock to be released.

The unlock works with any version of the iPhone version, so there is no need to worry about updating to the latest version anymore as your phone is unlocked forever! If you are wary about paying $170 for this service, it might be comforting to know that the procedure does not void your warranty according to CutYourSim. Macstories has some ideas how is this possible:

Apparently, someone at CutYourSim found a way to ‘whitelist’ devices by adding IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) numbers to Apple’s own database — something that of course isn’t possible unless you have access to this database. Which leads us to think Apple might soon find a way to block the service — but we don’t know all the details behind Apple’s IMEI database so we can’t judge at the moment. It is possible, however, that the procedure involves accessing the IMEI database from a carrier’s online backend.

CutYourSim – it is hoped that you are currently having a peaceful sleep, because it is not going to last long. If everything goes according to plan, Apple will soon be asking its partner carriers to look at their online security. And then the legal eagles might start using their services. Make hay (or should that be money) while the sun shines, but the clouds might be gathering too quickly for you?