Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Aug 2010 22:47 UTC
Apple Since interesting news that I'm actually knowledgeable about is still a little hard to come by, I have to work a little harder. This is something interesting to discuss: John Gruber, rather famous Apple blogger, is now arguing that Apple is in fact not fighting the jailbreaking community. Wait, what?
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RE: Why are people so delusional?
by thavith_osn on Tue 31st Aug 2010 00:14 UTC in reply to "Why are people so delusional?"
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Just so you know, there is no 100% proof of evolution or climate change, both have a lot of holes in them, that is why they are currently classified as theories and not laws (no matter what Carl Sagan said - LOL). Creationists and those that argue that there is no climate change (or at least, induced by humans) have a lot of holes in their arguments too.

We don't know all the facts about Apple's motives. We can look at the evidence and try and have an educated guess, but the fact is, we don't know the facts about most things, and certainly not Apple's motives, just as we don't know what MS's motives are or indeed Google and so on.

To suppose otherwise is arrogance (as has been pointed out).

The fact is, if there is a security hole, then Apple (and I would hope other companies) should fix them and pronto. If you are currently jail-breaking (or should I write gaol-breaking) your phone, then this will be an expected inconvenience.

Personally, I would like to have root access on my phone, and it would be nice if Apple provided that (as they currently do with their desktop OS X). How this would be managed would be very interesting.

My guess (and it is totally a guess) is that Apple isn't so much against jail-breaking as much as carriers might be more against it. Allowing people to find ways to not pay AT&T (or Optus in my case) wouldn't be in their best interest. I do understand that Apple would lose revenue from the App Store too, so they have a vested interest also.

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