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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RE[5]: Voiding the warranty
by mbooth9517 on Tue 31st Aug 2010 15:00 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Voiding the warranty"
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Your first point is the most interesting; that it should not be able to break hardware by the software.

Assume for a minute that a chip can run for a length of time at a certain temperature, but any longer than that its possible to damage the hardware.

Its certainly plausible, and, in my opinion acceptable, to determine this in software, and software which can be flashed.

If its possible to replace this software (which calculates whether the chip is getting close to a dangerous limit) to be replaced, then its an admission that hardware alone can't mitigate all these risks and I reakon its completely fair that replacing this software voids the warrenty.

Whether or not this is the case with apple; I don't know. But just consider that software may be responsible for hardware opperating within its range

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RE[6]: Voiding the warranty
by jgagnon on Tue 31st Aug 2010 16:43 in reply to "RE[5]: Voiding the warranty"
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There will always be legitimate reasons to implement some features/functions/etc. in software versus hardware. One without the other is far less interesting and functional. You can easily make hardware more flexible with software and make software faster or more secure with hardware (just a couple examples). Overlap is a good thing but can also lead to abuse or problems.

To state that one has to be impervious to changes in the other is downright shortsighted and reeks of ignorance.

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