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Apple's Official Response to Jailbreak Ruling

Apple's Official Response to Jailbreak Ruling

Posted July 26, 2010 at 10:06pm by iClarified · 30549 views
Apple has issued an official response to the ruling handed down by the Library of Congress on the matter of jailbreaking the iPhone. Today after much deliberation a final decision was announced by the governing body on issues of copyright infringement. The ruling goes as follows; an exception has been made to the DMCA that now allows you to legally jailbreak your iPhone in order to install unapproved applications and to unlock the device so the phone can be used with another service carrier.

CultofMac received a brief statement on the record from an Apple spokeswoman. Due to the legal nature of the issue she was unable to go into much detail:

“Apple’s goal has always been to insure 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.”

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Edwin - July 30, 2010 at 1:06pm
What's significant regarding this statement by the Apple Spokeswoman stating that "the vast majority of customers do not jailbreak their iPhones as this can violate the warranty" with "this can violate the warranty" and not this will violate the warranty being key. I believe there will be a tremendous amount of push back legally and even class action if Apple were to try and cancel a warranty based on Jailbreaking a phone now. There are more options when something is legal to do than when it is not legal to do and just because a company has the right to enforce their policies as they see fit, the consumer has every right to challenge a policy if it is perceived to be unfair by a majority of the same consumers. In addition, Apple stating that the vast majority of iPhone users don't do this is based on what hard facts? If Apple knew then they are not telling because they would then be in violation of privacy laws and would not be able push on inadmissible evidence like acquiring private information without the knowledge of the consumer so again I ask you, how do they know unless they already know and can't tell us because they'd show their cards.
Nedrith - July 28, 2010 at 7:00pm
yes, them restricting apps to only those they approve gives better stability to the phone. but so what, when my computer goes bad because of a program or whatever I don't complain about it I fix it. It's my decision to put a app on my phone that breaks it i'll fix it or I'll pay someone to fix it. I don't want apple to decide they hate this company or hate this idea and don't want people who do enjoy it to use it. There is a lot of good legal stuff available through jailbreaking, I'm sure much of that apple either wouldn't approve of or It would be too much of a hassle for jailbreaking. For example, a lot of browser-based games won't make phone apps for the Iphone because it would take too much work to get it approved.
drkztan - July 27, 2010 at 6:12pm
I really don't know what is people's problem with apple's app store. that they don't allow alternative app repositories? so what? if you ever had a gaming console, you would be accustomed to this bussiness model, sony, microsoft and nintendo all sell their SDKs to some companies. you can't go and make a wii game and selling it without nintendo knowing, dito with the ps3 or the xbox 360. i for one, am seriously glad apple gatekeeps the app store. mantains the quality bar high. if i want to go the wrong way i can always jailbreak. if you don't agree with me go see the android market. one in ten apps is NOT crapware
fi2o - July 27, 2010 at 10:15pm
I don't agree with you, it seems that you have NEVER jailbroke before, appstore is also full of CRAPPS go and check it now, or go and check the latest apps added, if you see the latest 100 apps added you can only take 1 or 2 as "good" apps, the other 98 are just fart apps, "lighting" apps, "beer" apps...
DT - July 28, 2010 at 12:30am
I believe you have never jb b4. I can give you an example. I tried to copy my contacts from the phone to my sim card. I found an app call simanager which was able to do that and that app was not in the app store.
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