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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This article is crap...
by apoclypse on Tue 31st Aug 2010 12:46 UTC
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Apple has never actively gone after jialbreakers and haven pretty much dragged their feet when it comes to stopping jailbreaks from happening on their device. Apple could do a lot more to deter jailbreakers than it currently does. Look at Sony and the PS3 for examples. Apple is nowhere near in the same ballpark as what goes on there. In-fact Apple has always been rather lenient with the hacker community as long as these hackers don't try to 1) monetize the hack to Apple's detriment (Psystar) 2). Use some sort of security exploit that can potentially create issues for users not interested in jailbreaking their device.

At this point Thom is talking crap, and/or has really short memory when it comes to Apple. Regardless of Apple's intention with the legality of jailbreaking your device they have never actively gone after jailbreak users or developers nor have they locked down their device to the point where doing anything jailbreak related will brick, report, or block your phone. Nothing at all.

So Apple doesn't have a supported backdoor to their software, neither does the Xbox, or a PS3 (Sony recently removed their only supported hacker related door, though it was very limited in what it gave access to). Why don't you complain about them? They've done much worst than Apple has ever done to the jailbreak community. Apple, like MS, and Sony are obligated to protect their developers because that's where the money is at. Their huge Appstore shows that what they are doing works and developers like me appreciate that extra layer of protection, something that I personally think is missing on the Android devices where piracy is rampant. Google is not really doing much about it. They either don't care or have no idea how to go about it. Code obfuscation is a shitty way to protect developers.

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