Even if apple can play god and have us not able to use a software jailbreak, and litigation to force them to open their system is stalled someone will do a hardware break, don't know apple well enough to know how their system exactly works but it's not impossible won't be cheap.. But 100-200 to "free" my machine is worth every penny.
Food for thought... Isn't the concept of ITunes and app store a fundementaly designed to be a "monopoly" under American law? Where's the litigation, to ensure everyone has a fair slice of the pie