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: Comment by mjtomlin
by Shkaba on Tue 31st Aug 2010 17:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by mjtomlin"
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#2. Wanting jailbreaks to be illegal is also not a clear indication of being anti-jailbreak. What Apple is really concerned about, and rightly so, is app piracy. 'Breaking iOS allows the bypassing of signed-code checking, which would then allow pirated apps to install and run. This is a big deal to developers trying to make a living from writing apps, and Apple is obligated to make sure they get paid for their work. Apple has to demonstrate a willingness to protect the developers or they could end being held liable for negligence and ultimately sued by a disgruntled developer who feels Apple isn't doing enough to curb theft.

#3. Apple is not "fighting the jailbreaking community" as the author of this article seems to think. Name one instance when Apple tried to sue a person for jailbreaking their phone. Or tried to sue the hackers who discovered and exploited the vulnerabilities and then developed and distributed the jailbreak. Or the last time Apple tried to shut down Cydia or any other "open" app store? THEY NEVER HAVE! Why? They really just don't care if people want to tinker with their device (although they don't want to have to actively support it either, e.g. it voids the warranty). [/q]


Your points under 2 and 3 are interdependent. Apple tried to make jailbraking illegal so that it could fight jailbreaking ... Apple can not sue anyone who discovers any vulnerability (nor can anyone else for that matter). Next time try to be more logical please.

Edited 2010-08-31 17:33 UTC

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