Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Aug 2010 22:47 UTC
Apple Since interesting news that I'm actually knowledgeable about is still a little hard to come by, I have to work a little harder. This is something interesting to discuss: John Gruber, rather famous Apple blogger, is now arguing that Apple is in fact not fighting the jailbreaking community. Wait, what?
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So, let's review.
by Christophe on Tue 31st Aug 2010 02:00 UTC
Christophe
Member since:
2010-08-31

Apple's entire massive, take-no-prisoners, to-the-last-man, death-before-dishonor fight against jailbreaking is:

1. Filed some paperwork with the Library of Congress.

2. Fixed security problems without giving a rat's ass about whether or not their fix was convenient for jailbreakers.

By Apple's standards, that's sending jailbreakers a muffin basket.

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RE: So, let's review.
by Kroc on Tue 31st Aug 2010 07:33 in reply to "So, let's review."
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

What you’re missing is the part where they tried as hard as they could to prevent jailbreaking _before_ the release of iOS4, but missed a hole that hackers found in the PDF viewer.

It’s not like Apple provide a doJailbreak (); API for those who want to. Hackers are having to rely on good old-fashioned programming flaws to get in, and it’s not without trying.

Apple don’t want jailbreaking—period. They will up the anté with the next hardware & software release.

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RE[2]: So, let's review.
by Vargol on Tue 31st Aug 2010 18:11 in reply to "RE: So, let's review."
Vargol Member since:
2006-02-28

Oh yes a jail breaking API.

Now let's write the next iOS virus.

int main(void) {
doJailBreak();
doSomethingNasty();
return 0;
}

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