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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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by zima on Tue 12th Feb 2013 18:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
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Is that 500 million iOS users, devices in use, or total devices sold?

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RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by MOS6510 on Tue 12th Feb 2013 18:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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Hard to tell I guess, but with such a big number you can be off by a few million and it's still a big number.

I have several iOS devices, but some are used by several people and my old iPod touch and iPhone 3G aren't used at all.

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RE[4]: Comment by ilovebeer
by zima on Fri 15th Feb 2013 19:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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I suspect the differences might be a little larger than "a few million" - perhaps even on the order of 100 million, perhaps more.

Still a big number, of course.

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