There's no chance Apple will make the new one easy to unlock; it would wreck their deals with AT&T, O2 etc.
Excellent, thanks. Would it restore automatically? If not, how do I do that?
You may be right, but currently I disagree, so here's the slightly longer story.I'm not so sure. If that were the case, they would have done something in each of the firmware releases so far, as the deals were more important at the beginning of the iPhones life than they are now that it's established and has a good following and interest. They could scrap these deals and still sell just as many iPhones, probably more as people who are worried about cracking and unlocking will go for it.