Apple vs Jailbreaking: The Saga Continues… Part II

This article is about adverse issues experienced by customers who have made unauthorized modifications to the iPhone OS (this hacking process is often called “jailbreaking”). Issues that have been encountered include instability, disruption of services, and compromised security.

Yesterday you could read Apple vs Jailbreaking: The Saga Continues , and today Apple post the document officially on their support page. Apple entitled the article ” Unauthorized modification of iPhone OS has been a major source of instability, disruption of services, and other issues” and its basically addressing this terms:

  • Device and application instability: Frequent and unexpected crashes of the device, crashes and freezes of built-in apps and third-party apps, and loss of data.
  • Unreliable voice and data: Dropped calls, slow or unreliable data connections, and delayed or inaccurate location data.
  • Disruption of services: Services such as Visual Voicemail, YouTube, Weather, and Stocks have been disrupted or no longer work on the device. Additionally, third-party apps that use the Apple Push Notification Service have had difficulty receiving notifications or received notifications that were intended for a different hacked device. Other push-based services such as MobileMe and Exchange have experienced problems synchronizing data with their respective servers.
  • Compromised security: Security compromises have been introduced by these modifications that could allow hackers to steal personal information, damage the device, attack the wireless network, or introduce malware or viruses.
  • Shortened battery life: The hacked software has caused an accelerated battery drain that shortens the operation of an iPhone or iPod touch on a single battery charge.
  • Inability to apply future software updates: Some unauthorized modifications have caused damage to the iPhone OS that is not repairable. This can result in the hacked iPhone or iPod touch becoming permanently inoperable when a future Apple-supplied iPhone OS update is installed.

None of what is said above is exactly true, and some of the points are completely false, but it is clear that Apple, in its own way, must defend and protect themselves. All we have to do is, if we have time, to read this official notes and than carry on with our life…



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