Why does apple block what the iPad can do?

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  1. Bill-fl

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    I don't get it. There are so many things that a jail broken device can do that I wonder why apple doesn't allow them from the start. I was just looming at the mywi app as an example. Apple says the iPad can not create an adhoc network. But yes it can, with that app. Of course that app only runs on a jail broken iPad. It makes no sense to limit what the device can do.
     
  2. locus

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    my $0.02 cents why apple does that ?

    One because Steve Jobs thinks he knows what is good for you, the decisions he makes are better for you he knows better then you,

    also so they can do those features later on and sell more pads or phones etc. watch the next ipad will have a camera in the back then the next in the front etc, this keeps people buy the latest and greatest (according to jobs)
     
  3. gentlefury

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    All you have to do is look to the Android OS to understand Apple's method. Android allows anything to be installed.....foreign APIs, codecs, file system adjusters, you name it. And it works like crap! You can easily install an app that breaks your device forcing you to reinstall the OS, you can cripple your device and make it run super slow.

    The iOS method is to provide a consistently great and smooth experience. If you want the benefits that jailbreaking brings....than jailbreak! The base system tho is the experience that Apple has intended, unaltered and unhindered.
     
  4. madsquabbles

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    jailbreaking also brings all the "negative" features you mention about android. just as rooting an android phone brings benefits like jailbreaking does.

    i'd have to say ignorance causes the most problems (of course bad luck causes a bit, too). just watch what you install and where you get it from.

    in my opinion the only things ios has over android is a gpu accelerated ui and a far better app store. i've spent more on apps in the 3 weeks i've had my ipad than i've spent in the year i've had android. app quality is pretty low - sort of like comparing linux apps vs mac or windows. i've even spent more on my ipod touch in the year i had that than did on android's app store. there is tons of spam and garbage in it's app store. the majority of my spending has been in donations to developers at xda.

    in some ways control can keep the quality up. look at all the junk android tablets out. if someone's first experience with a tablet would have been with some of these low quality junkers then one would seriously consider avoiding android after playing with one of them.
     
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    [soapbox mode]ON

    I think the issue is that the OP is looking at the iPad from a "tech savvy" user's point of view. Steve Jobs, OTOH, has one job and that is to make money for the shareholders of AAPL stock.... period. Some may think of him as a "visionary", but at the end of the day, he is a businessman... first, last and always.

    The iPad isn't about technology, its about making money for Apple. It is not a "re-packaged" laptop, it is a consumption device... made for consuming stuff from The Apple Store. To that end, the iPad and all of the other mobile devices are serving their purpose well.

    At least Apple left the device open enough to allow jailbreaking... with all of its rewards and risks. If Apple really wanted to lock down their mobile devices so tight that jailbreaking was not possible, I assure you that those folks at One Infinite Loop are quite capable of doing that!

    [/soapbox mode]OFF
     
  6. Hasty

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    Tbh I haven't read anything about jailbreak apps which has made me want to do it. Don't even care about multitasking. All I want is folders onscreen and those will be coming next week.
     
  7. Bill-fl

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    @c4, see there is one thing you dais that I have a problem with apple on. You said, if ey wanted to lockdown their devices from being jail broke....

    Once I write the check, it's my device,not theirs.

    What I don't like is, don't tell me that it can't do something, when in fact it can. Just say, we don't allow it. Why wouldn't the mywi app be allowed in the app store? Is there any good reason? Can it harm the iPad?
     
  8. iPadCharlie

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    I guess my point is that it is, in fact, Apple's product. They designed it to their specifications, but yet, you went out and bought it anyway. If the iPad does not suit your needs, you shouldn't have bought it!
     
  9. Rich Gibson

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    I'm a photographer. The combination of a jailbroken IPAD and Cydia's iFile means I can take only my IPAD and two extra SD cards and have two complete backups of my vacation's shoot. No aluminum MBP, power supply, external drives and carrying bag. On our last trip overseas from Dulles they weighed our carry on luggage!
     
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    Meanie.:D
     

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