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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RE: I ssee both sides of this
by Soulbender on Sat 9th Feb 2013 02:33 UTC in reply to "I ssee both sides of this"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Allow side-loading in iOS, but only after turning on a "big red switch."


Sounds good...

This switch would, once turned on, send your serial number to Apple


Until this part. WTF? It's NONE of Apple's business who jailbreak their phones.

and void your warranty (unless, of course, you've paid for extra Applecare coverage).


I would have thought that's already the case.

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