jobs seeks kill switch for JB devices

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    I think this might be a bit of tech-press paranoia personally.
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    Steve Jobs doesn't seem like the kind of guy who would shoot himself in the foot. There is nothing "accidental" in the design of the iPad (iPod Touch or iPhone). It is the way it is on purpose. The "geniuses" in Cupertino could have easily designed a product that was (nearly) impossible to jailbreak if they wanted to do so. While I am sure that most people keep their iDevice 100% original, there is still a significant percentage of the population that jailbreak and I don't think he wants to lose his portion of the market share.
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    they don't want anyone to jailbreak and keep trying to stop the JB. Iphone/ipad has had a kill switch in it for a long time, its nothing new.

    You can disable this killswitch in SBSettings.
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    He's also the kinda guy that likes being in control.

    why don't they just use mobile me for remote shutdowns?

    I hope it's just some posturing.:)
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    Call me skeptical, but I can't help but believe that if Apple wanted a "bulletproof" device, it is well within their capabilities to do so. The way it is now, its like locking the door but leaving the keys in the lock. Although they can not "officially" say so, I think they actually want people to jailbreak and "push the envelope" with these devices. It makes good journalistic fodder for the computer magazines, blogs and forums. As they say in Hollywood, there is no such thing as bad publicity!
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    There is no such thing as a bulletproof device. The more secure you think a system is the more vulnerable it becomes, and someone will figure out how to exploit it.

    As for a remote killswitch, that is illegal. You paid for the device no one has the right to deem how you see fit to use it, as was ruled last month.
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    I will say this. Steve Jobs is a MORON. He loves the power and he loves the control. For those reasons alone he is a moron. What he cannot seem to understand though is that he can never ever EVER stop "The People".

    With the new bylaw saying that Jailbreaking IS LEGAL....he cannot do anything about it.
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    Far from a moron.condescending ass maybe:)
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    Ah hah! Now I get it! So in other words, you are saying that people who love being controlled and doing what other people say are the really smart ones? Excuse me, but there are a few hundred million people in China, North Korea and Cuba who might disagree with you!
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    heh. Exactly but was trying to be polite about it. LOL!!!!

    1991-C4: No....I call them mindless. :D
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    Steve Jobs' personal net worth is over $5,000,000,000 (that's 5 BILLION dollars) and Apple's net worth is over $200,000,000,000 (that's 200 BILLION dollars).

    Yesiree, he's just a freakin' idiot and has no idea how to run the company!

    What is your net worth?
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    There's nothing moronic about making money. It's the way this continent works.

    The whole jb movement is trivial as I see it. If people were really serious about it, they'd change of OS drastically like installing MSW. That would be a kick in the apples!:p
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    yeah a kick in the users apples.
    Why make the device even worse?
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    Tone it down bucko. There is a saying....Power Corrupts....and so does money. Those who believe that Money is worth ANYTHING are fools. I never said that he does not know how to run a company....I only said that he is a moron. Worth 5 Billion eh? That means nothing.
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    All I meant to say, bucko, was that morons generally don't earn that kind of money. But then again, there were all of those Wall Street brokers and mortgage bankers who earned tens and hundreds of millions of dollars for putting this country's economy where it is today so maybe morons can be filthy stinking rich!
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    Hey, if someone can install a version of OSX light I'll be one of the early adopters. That will also kick 'em in the apples...:)
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    Gates used to be Satan,now he spends a lot a time figuring out how to donate his billions.I dont hear to much about jobs' philanthropy. Didnt he used to be the cool,touchy-feelgood guy?

    I respect him as a businessman and his design insight...hence my presence here discussing my purchased products.


    As far as his Totalitarianism/Authoritarianism leanings,not so much..
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    Yes Apple is evil, Microsoft is evil, and Google is the worst of the lot (spawn of Satan). However, there is no way that Apple can legally kill jailbroken devices. They will have a huge class action lawsuit on their hands, along with some extreemly negative press. Also lets not forget that JB is 100% legal and legitimate. Think of it kind of the same way as Apple killing all Mac computers running Ubuntu... never going to happen.
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    Forgive my ignorance but I have a technical question, Mike you might know the answer.

    There's been talk of an alleged kill switch in the iPad, if it exists, how will it work and what would the result be?:confused:

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