Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Feb 2013 01:01 UTC
Apple "Over the last half a week, Apple has been hit with the largest mass-hacking incident in its history. And the perpetrators were the company's own users. Nearly seven million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners have cracked Apple's restrictions on their devices using the jailbreaking tool Evasi0n since the tool was released Monday morning, according to the latest count from Jay Freeman, the administrator of the app store for jailbroken devices known as Cydia. That makes the iOS-hacking app the fastest-adopted jailbreak software of all time, Freeman says." Because, of course, only nerds and geeks jailbreak. There's also a technical analysis of the jailbreak.
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Soulbender
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2005-08-18

There has to be able to be some record of the device being jailbroken, otherwise Apple will end up obligated to fix something they don't support


No, it really doesn't.
Apple techs can see if a phone they're working on has been jailbroken or not. If it has been jailbroken, no warranty. Sure, there might be the occasional clever person who can trick them but hey, them's the breaks so live with it.
Phones are no different from any other product in this respect.

The only way I see to be fair to both the businesses and the power users is to have some form of record that the device has been jailbroken.


Sorry but no, this is just WAY too much "big brother is watching".

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