really cares about you. That's why it fought so long and hard
you from jailbreaking your iPhone and running unauthorized
apps, or unlocking your SIM card and jumping to another network.
In fact, it only tried to brick
your unlocked phone because it is so concerned about whether
you're having a quality experience. Or, at least
that's the line Apple's spokeswoman was trying to sell in the wake of
of jailbreaking, based on revisions to the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act by researchers at the Library of Congress.Apple
released for following statement
goal has always been to insure that our customers have a great
experience with their iPhone and we know that jailbreaking can
severely degrade the experience. As we’ve said before, the vast
majority of customers do not jailbreak their iPhones as this can
violate the warranty and can cause the iPhone to become unstable and
not work reliably.
spokeswoman confirms that while the government may say its legal,
jailbreaking violates your warranty -- but only because the company
cares so much about your experience. She commented that the
company hadn't yet filed any suits against makers of jailbreaking or
SIM unlocking software.While Apple obviously isn't happy with
the changes, underground iPhone developers like George
Hotz and the iPhone
Dev Team are rejoicing. The change means they will
have the opportunity to sell their jailbreaking/unlocking tools more
openly, rather than merely seeking donations. They can also
rest easy that they are unlikely to be prosecuted for their
efforts.The shift is also beneficial for Cydia.
Cydia, an underground app store specializing in safe unauthorized
apps (such as tethering apps), has been picking up steam of late.
It services the estimated millions of jailbroken iPhones in the wild.
quote: A better analogy would be that if you put aftermarket tires on your car or fuzzy dice inside and the engine breaks, that IS covered under warranty.
quote: Uh No: jailkbreaking your iphone does not cause "engine" or CPU wear...you can flash it back to legit IOS in a matter of minutes with zero detectable changes/side effects.
quote: Toyota cannot void my warranty for modifying my car/truck in such a way that it does not change/harm the mechanical function of the vehicle. Saying my engine warranty is voided because I wanted a custom paint job is rediculous.
quote: Installing a turbo/running an ignition advancer would be comparable to OVERCLOCKING the CPU on an iPhone...which even still would in reality only hurt battery longevity....the simple act of jailbreaking/unlocking DOES NOT overclock your iphone.
quote: A locked cellphone is a tool for a large corporation to monopolize and gouge a consumer base.
quote: Imagine buying a toyota and only being able to use toyota brand gas on a se 3yr contract term...that you have to pay for each month, regardless of whether you burn all the gas or not.
quote: I bought my first unlocked iphone 3gs last year and it has saved me massive amounts of money, and whenever I have a problem with my provider and threaten to switch at first they try to tell me about cancellation fees and that its against my contract to do this and that...then i simply mention my phone is unlocked... the guy starts saying sorry for this and that and all of a sudden i get transferred to the "cancellation department" and an amazingly cheap deal that i can't tell anyone about gets offered to me.
quote: sprockkets, please go back to the apple viral marketing dept and slurp on mr jobs' wang till your tummy feels better.... jailbreaking / unlocking helps the world by giving users and choice and as a side effect, saves everyone money.
quote: Eff you and the rest of the apple wankers even remotely for trying to stand behind apple on this one.
quote: I bought my first unlocked iphone 3gs last year and it...
quote: Apple could amend rules that stated that your first born child belongs to them if you jailbreak you phone, that does not make it legally binding in any way or form..
quote: Yes... because doing something against Apples EULA is automatically unethical and fraud..
quote: Apple has not brought any of these jailbreakers to court, because its very likely that they will not win. Apple has never been afraid to litigate in the past when they know they have a case, why would this be any different?
quote: You can just unjail-break it and revert it back to its original OS.
quote: Makes sense to me. If you bought a Toyota and installed a turbocharger, Toyota is not going to fix your car when the drivetrain blows up.