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Real reason Apple patches jailbreaks?

Discussion in 'iPad Hacking' started by inmy328xi, Jun 14, 2011.

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    I just don't understand why apple wants to take away the users ability to personalize their iPads. I understand the fact that people may download illegal apps but for the legit users like myself why all the fuss????
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    I don't know if it's an intentional patch as much as the way Apple updates things is a totally new version instead of overwriting updates onto the existing. From what I understand starting with ios5 the update method will become updates only. This may change the Jailbreak and it may not.



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    I don't know why either. They spend millions just to prevent a jailbreak that will come anyway. OTA updated should allow us to be jailbroken forever!
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    They just don't want you to customize their propriety software.... Appears they have a complex in that sense *shrug*

    Agree with Gray... Waste of money trying to stop it when it will just force people to want it more... And it eventually will come out.

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    They prevent jailbreaking yet they hire jailbreakers( Peter hajas mobile notifier )and steal ideas (wifi sync )
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    Very interesting thread!! I love reading all the responses and JB has always fascinated me. :)

    But let's remember the rules and stay on topic. Just a friendly reminder.;)
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    Now see ~ how do you know this? And you are accusing Apple of stealing?


    hmm.....
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    Exactly. There is no patent on wifi syncing.
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    I truly believe that they hate not controlling the choices the consumer makes
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    they even used pretty much the same icon for it. i'm sure they wrote their own code, but the idea is a bit too similar you have to admit.

    as to why apple stops jailbreak, it's to keep the numbers of people jailbreaking low. they want it to be a hassle to access stores other than their own. if apple didn't patch jailbreaks with updates, there would be more than one cydia type store, and some of them will compete directly with apps the app store is selling, except apple won't get their cut of the profits.

    and of course, their stand is that cydia tweaks (as most of them clearly state) can mess with your device and cause side effects which apple paid employees have to help you sort out. this just doesn't make sense from any company's point of view.

    let's not forget the p-word that nobody dare utter here ;)
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    What's lame about the whole wifi sync is the developer submitted it to Apple and they denied it so he took it to Cydia. Now Apple is going to release their own. True there is no patent on wifi syncing but if it was the other way around I wouldn't be surprised to read that Apple was suing the developer. We are not supposed to link to other forums so here is the text from that story.

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    I am extremely angry with apples no jbing rule. I know exactly why the us says it is legal and will be upheld till mircosofts goes under


    This all started with Netscape, Apple suing Internet explorer, Microsoft.. For microsft "monopolizing" the browser market on their Repeat their software, windows!!! I and most other people see this as gross misconduct hence jail breaking is not illegal.. And hopefully my crazy theory is correct and Microsoft will pay the lawyers to keep apple at bay...

    Lol don't like apple culture, thats a bigger rant, but their devices,IPhone and iPad are good products made great by 3rd party developers that do not abide by a culture I wholly do not accept.
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    "p" word? PM me that, would you? Inquiring Minds Wanna Know.:D
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    Pirates of the Caribbean.



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    Oh!! I am a sickie and not thinking. Thanks, Mark.:eek:
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    Each Jailbreak is based on a security flaw (especially the unteathered ones). I'm in favor of Apple providing a secure way to give (knowlegable and forwarned) uses total access to their devices. I'm not in favor of them intentionaly leaving security holes in the system as a convineince to jailbreaking.

    Since only a very small portion of the market is interested in jailbreaking, Apple probably does not see any reason they should go to the trouble to provide an approved path. On the other side, there they have lots of incentive and pressure to make iOS as secure as possible.

    And so, the saga will most likely continue.

    There may be other factors. I'm not rulling out the possibilith of 'evil' marketing geniuses trying to take over the world, but I'm not going to spend a lot of time worrying about it when there are simple, practical, reasons that things are they way they are.
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    I like what you say here, apple creates these products but it's the software and application developers that really enhance and make these products what they are. It's unfortunate that even though we the people can develop apps for apples profit but we can't have sole "custody" of our 500-700 dollar investment. It's so unfortunate.

    Do it well or not at all! #EAWF
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    It's not just him, it's half the internet.
    It does look fishy.

    Did Apple Steal Its Latest iPhone App from a... | Gather
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    Duce ~ very interesting article! What was the ultimate result? Did Hughes sue?
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    tsk :p

    Also, I read on engadget that he doesn't seem to be pursuing the matter. Smart choice probably, given the size of Apple's legal team. Plus if they didn't use his code, the feature in itself is too much of a no-brainer to be lawsuit worthy.

    Quote: Hughes went on to tell The Register that he was "surprised" by the similarities, but he hasn't offered any indication that he plans to push the issue any further.
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