Just days after announcing that he had successfully hacked an iPhone so that it can be used on a service other than AT&T’s, New Jersey resident George Hotz has already become a media darling and his star continues to rise.
Already having appeared on CNBC last week, Hotz has a busy week ahead of him:
- Monday: Dinner at the White House (alone, strangely, as president Bush isn’t there).
- Tuesday: Will unlock an iPhone LIVE! on Good Morning America wearing goggles and a white lab coat, assisted by the New York Giants cheerleaders. Diane Sawyer will inexplicably refer to him as “Professor Hotz”.
- Wednesday: Stan Sigman will be brought before him, prostrate and pleading for his life. Hotz, however, is unmerciful, and kills the whimpering Sigman with his bare hands, mounting his corpse on the white picket fence outside his house as a warning to other long-winded cellular providers.
- Thursday: Will sign a three-movie deal with Miramax for “iUnlocked It! – the George Hotz story”.
- Friday: Hot chicks everywhere will declare that they’ve “got the hots for Hotz!”
- Saturday: Hotz flies to England to be knighted by the Queen. There is an uncomfortable silence when the Queen says “We also have the hots for Hotz! Yes. Quite.”
- Sunday: On the seventh day, Hotz – creator of the unlocked iPhone – will rest.
Asked what the big deal is about a dude with a soldering iron and an open social calendar, Apple Phone Show host Scott Bourne said “He hacked an iPhone, dude! Oh, my god! You can use it with a T-Mobile account now! Don’t you see?! This changes everything! He is our new master! All hail George Hotz!”
Bourne then admitted he really had no idea what the hell the big deal was, either.