Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Feb 2013 01:01 UTC
Apple "Over the last half a week, Apple has been hit with the largest mass-hacking incident in its history. And the perpetrators were the company's own users. Nearly seven million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners have cracked Apple's restrictions on their devices using the jailbreaking tool Evasi0n since the tool was released Monday morning, according to the latest count from Jay Freeman, the administrator of the app store for jailbroken devices known as Cydia. That makes the iOS-hacking app the fastest-adopted jailbreak software of all time, Freeman says." Because, of course, only nerds and geeks jailbreak. There's also a technical analysis of the jailbreak.
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Small percentage
by WorknMan on Sat 9th Feb 2013 01:28 UTC
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7 million seems like a lot, until you consider that it's only about 4% of the userbase. Of course, I think Apple should open it up more, but if you're the kind to jailbreak a device, come join us over in the Android camp, and I'm talking about REAL Android Nexus devices, not the HTC/Samsung FrankenAndroid bullshit. You will find these devices to be not crippled like Apple's offerings, and the bootloader can be easily opened up for all kinds of custom ROM goodness ;)

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