“Apple’s goal has always been to insure (sic) that our customers have a great experience with their iPhone and we know that jailbreaking can severely degrade the experience. As we’ve said before, the vast majority of customers do not jailbreak their iPhones as this can violate the warranty and can cause the iPhone to become unstable and not work reliably.”
That's right.... stick it to the man!
I bet Apple is already implementing technology that checks whether a phone is jailbroken or not so they can prevent the whole "not getting caught' thing from happening.
You're probably right Taylor. Whatever they can do to track all of the evil ones down and squash the warranty protection that they paid for, they will gladly do.
Except that they can not void your entire warranty because you jailbroke your phone. There is a little law in the US that says they have to prove your modification is what caused the failure.
what exactly does the warranty say that makes it void your idevice?
But, ya i can see apple making a update very soon that will detected edited files or jailbreakon files from itunes... this will be the best way to do it i guess.
This is true... but how many people do you think actually know that? They're probabl banking on most of their customers not knowing that and will probably turn away a lot of people.
I haven't jailbroken my iPod Touch, partly because I don't trust people whose names are "mAcAcRaCkA" et al.; but mostly because it hasn't been demonstrated to me that it's all that useful.
We've been shown (in a previous HH article) one app which allows display of upcoming calendar events on the unlock screen. Huzzah, three cheers, release the doves and all that. I have the impression that jailbreaking is mostly for hardcore Unix geeks, and there's no reason for a human being to do it.
So perhaps someone can tell me of these "numerous programs ... that are so useful" which would require me to void my warranty, so that I can make an informed decision whether or not to go through the whole process? (Note; If you are a hardcore Unix geek, please reply in real words. Thank you.)
I say what clem said. Many people have asked if my iphone is jailbroken, then i go um...no? At this point they go "but why not? it has lots of cool future!". I would be like "Really? what is so cool about it?"... Now they say " FREE stuff man!" and i would say "Really? FREE stuff? and say i'll do it right now" and stop the convo... Most of the apps in there have no use to me and just a waste of time doing it.