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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The1stImmortal
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2005-10-20

-sigh- Just realized the comment engine mangled that comment too late to fix... Worked in the preview though. Irritating.
My bit was:
If the hardware permits software to do something so blatantly stupid as this, then it's a hardware/firmware bug and I'd expect Apple to honour the warranty.

If one started trying to get apple to support the IOS on the device after installing malware through jailbreaking, then I'd expect a rejection of warranty.

Jailbreaking should void at most the software warranty, but the hardware should be covered until you break out the soldering iron or start drilling through the phone or what have you. [/q]

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