Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th May 2012 21:47 UTC
Apple As Engadget notes, almost 1 million people jailbroke their iOS device this weekend, after the release of Abstinthe 2.0. Considering I'm actually hearing more and more non-techie users talk about jailbreaking, this doesn't surprise me in the slightest.
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Yup, no surprise there!
by leech on Mon 28th May 2012 23:04 UTC
leech
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2006-01-10

No surprise because for some reason, contrary to Apple's thought processes, people actually want to be able to 'own' their phone.

In a world that is leaning more and more toward being one where you purchase a license to use a piece of software or hardware and don't actually own it, people are trying their best to keep that feeling of ownership.

With the rumors going around that the next generation of game consoles are all going to be jailed and they will require a network connection just to play single player games..

Look at Diablo 3 as a perfect example of what NOT to do. The worse thing is though, even with the lack of offline LAN, and debacle of people not being able to log into it, people will still buy it up.

I guess the real surprise is that there aren't more than 1 million iOS devices that were jailbroken!

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RE: Yup, no surprise there!
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 29th May 2012 00:25 in reply to "Yup, no surprise there!"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

I wouldn't necessarily call it Apple's thought process. More like their desire to own and control both their devices and their users.

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