Jailbreak hardware

Discussion in 'iPad Hacking' started by eddkahn, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. eddkahn

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    Mar 23, 2011
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    Are there any hardware accessories made for a jailbroken iDevice.
    Would be kinda cool.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
  2. f4780y

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    Sep 11, 2010
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    What kind of stuff are you thinking about?

    The trouble with making specific hardware is that there is no guarantee the a device can be jailbroken and can stay jailbroken. You can imagine all the returns a hardware manufacturer would get because people "accidentally" upgraded their device to a non-jailbreakable version of IOS. It could also make support quite tricky.

    Hardware generally only becomes cost effective at volume, therefore you would need to shift a lot of units and keep the momentum up for it to be reasonably profitable. Jailbreaking is very popular, but I'm not sure there is a killer peripheral which enough people would buy...

    A more typical usage scenario is for jailbreaking to enable the use of hardware which is not supported by the iPad. For example, I use my Apple Magic Trackpad quite nicely thanks to JB bluetooth mouse drivers.

    Interested to hear what kind of hardware you are envisaging. :D

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