Sherif Hashim Confirms iPhone 4 Unlock Coming Before Mid-January

I have just received a tip via Twitter informing us that Sherif Hashim, the well-known iPhone baseband hacker replied someone asking him (in Arabic) about if the unlock would be ready before 16th January. Hashim has confirmed that the unlock will be available before that date.

[Translated] Gerges2001: @sherif_hashim My military service will start on January 16, will I be able to unlock my iPhone 4 before that date?

Sherif_Hashim: @Gerges2001 sure
We'll have more updates as they come ! Stay tuned for that !

P.S. We're from Egypt and my mother language is Arabic so I could translate this tweet to English.