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: Small percentage
by bowkota on Sat 9th Feb 2013 11:55 UTC in reply to "Small percentage"
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I think it's good enough the way it is.
So many friends of mine have come to me asking to restore their iPhones because someone had jailbroken it and they were having problems.

I've jailbroken my first 2 iPhones but I stopped after some point because of all the small issues that kept cropping up; it's just not worth the hassle imho and I'm more than computer literate.

I have great respect for the jailbreaking community; there's lots of great "hacks" out there with great ideas both in terms of making the UI better and bringing new functionality.
However my objection is that many people jailbreak their iPhones to get free apps. First of all, apps are cheap enough and you should be rewarding developers for their work. Second of all, a majority of these types of people come back a few months later with problems that they can't handle themselves.

To conclude, I support jailbreaking but I don't think that Apple should be making it easier for the average person, if only for their own good.

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