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[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Sun 10th Feb 2013 01:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
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Put them next to a group of 500 million iOS users and they are the much smaller group.

Sure, 7 M is a big nummer, but a small percentage of the total people that could jailbreak.

The point is that it doesn't really matter what percentage of the total 7 million is -- 7 million is a lot of people.

Of those 7 M a large number probably didn't even perform the jailbreak themselves. The actual number of people that really do the jailbreaking is much smaller than 7 M.

Where did you hear this? Jailbreaking an iphone is as easy as downloading an app, running it, and waiting for it to finish. It takes more effort to sync or backup an iphone with itunes and everyone from kids to grandmas manage to do that no problem.

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