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[3]: Voiding the warranty
by wmlucas on Tue 31st Aug 2010 02:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Voiding the warranty"
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2010-08-31

Why would warranty be an issue unless there are problems with the device? Why should Apple need to diagnose a jailbroken phone to see whether the jailbreak led to the issue?

I haven't followed the saga regarding the Apple's comments about jailbreaking, but the company being against jailbreaking could be interpreted many different ways.

As a developer, I would be happy if the company put an end to App Store piracy. Piracy is a very serious problem here, considering that iPhone developers generally don't use or cannot use serial numbers to verify ownership. Even if the store facilitated this, the App Store is designed around impulsive purchase behaviours, such that serial number requirements would not be tolerated by users.

Personally, I doubt Apple is against using a jailbreak to grant access to SSH, to expose hidden functionality in the system, etc. That said, nobody here know their specific concerns either.

Edited 2010-08-31 02:33 UTC

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