quote: Apple has protected itself by including a large amount of legal phrasing in its packaging, instruction manuals, and online materials, warning users against unlocking their iPhones, which they say violates their contract.
quote: "The inability to use your phone after making unauthorized modifications isn’t covered under the iPhone warranty. If the damage was due to use of an unauthorized software application, voiding their warranty, they should purchase a new iPhone,” said Bowcock
quote: Honestly, I don't know why apple cracks down so hard on these people.
quote: This doesn’t appear to be the case in some of the claims. Apple is voiding ALL warranty, even hardware, when you alter the software, which isn’t legal. It’s the same thing car dealers used to do with standard maintenance, like oil changes... If you didn’t get your XYZ car’s oil changed at XYZ, then XYZ would void your warranty. This was deemed illegal. If you alter the Apple software, and the touch screen is defective by manufacturer fault, they can’t simply turn you away because you altered the software
quote: But after researching, and reading my Audi warranty, that is entirely false.
quote: We are talking about software modifications, not physical hardware modifications.
quote: In terms of a car example, a good one would be if you purchased a new car from a dealership. While it was under warranty, you decided to make modifications to it - add a turbo charger, change cam gears, etc.
quote: You cannot just go buy a random turbocharger, bolt it on, and expect toyota to cover the warranty if you blow the motor
quote: ...Furthermore, if I was to add the TRD parts like their turbo-charger, that would actually still be covered under their warranty. The only catch was that if the non-TRD part was determined to be the cause of a problem, they would not fix that problem, but they would still fix anything else as long as that was not the case.
quote: This is highly irrelevant. Apple can never include language in violation of standard consumer protection laws.