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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"not fighting" = not suing
by Adurbe on Tue 31st Aug 2010 13:04 UTC
Adurbe
Member since:
2005-07-06

Apple are under no obligation to make it easy to jailbreak their phones. They sold a product. You bought the product AS SOLD.

They will support and warranty this product as it was sold. If you take it upon yourself to change things via unsupported hacks. They wont Stop you, but they certainly wont help you if it goes wrong. Why should they?

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Apple are under no obligation to make it easy to jailbreak their phones. They sold a product. You bought the product AS SOLD.

They will support and warranty this product as it was sold. If you take it upon yourself to change things via unsupported hacks. They wont Stop you, but they certainly wont help you if it goes wrong. Why should they?


Another one who didn't read. Fantastic.

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Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

i did read the article and am, tbh, confused at the assertion I did not. Anyway, will clarify.

Apple have apparently taken the logic that they are fixing holes. BUT they are well within their rights to sue people who are jailbreaking and breaching the terms of use of the product AS SOLD (as per my comment above)

Remember 'jailbreaking' is an umbrella term which is used for unlocking of carrier locks (legit), installing 3rd party os/addons (legitish) to outright software piracy (100% not legit)

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