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News Apple moves to ban jailbreaking

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 17 Feb 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. D3s3rt_F0x

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    I think once you buy a bit of hardware, its yours to do what you want with it, if you want to void a warranty and install things on something its up to you, not the company that produced the product.

    Next Apple will be saying you cant sell there products to someone else, because there not getting a cut of the money.
     
  3. Jenny_Y8S

    Jenny_Y8S Guest

    This is crazy, applied to software is bad enough but hardware to hardware? That's Kwazy talk.

    So applied to hardware apple want it be illegal to use non apple approved hardware with your iphone? Say like the wrong headphones?

    Sorry you're ill mate, but maybe it's that special brand of Hickey Karma, 'Hi my name is Steve'.

    #1 on apple's Karma list - Just let people use the stuff they bought the way they want to use it
     
  4. ry@n

    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    This is stupid.. my touch is jailbroken so that I can have a custom theme and games that the appstore doesn't offer.
     
  5. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    ...Apple can suck my man danglies.

    Won't be keeping this 'phone' after my contract is up.
     
  6. Nedsbeds

    Nedsbeds Badger, Slime, Weasel!!

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    Why should this be such a requirement on the iphone and not in the other software products they offer? That is simply a thinly veiled get out attempt, and isn't a valid reason to introduce those restrictions.
     
  7. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    Fnar - gotta love companies for thinking that consumers won't care about things like this.
     
  8. rhuitron

    rhuitron Bump? What Bump?

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    There goes Apple. Showing the world just how commi it really is.

    You don't see Nvidia making it illegal to run Linux on it's mobo or gru's, right?
    Or Intel saying that you cant use windows on it's processors!
    So why on god's green earth should another company be allowed to determine what software you can run on it?!

    Screw you apple. We've always hated you.
     
  9. rhuitron

    rhuitron Bump? What Bump?

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    There goes Apple. Showing the world just how commi it really is.

    You don't see Nvidia making it illegal to run Linux on it's mobo or gpu's, right?
    Or Intel saying that you cant use windows on it's processors!
    So why on god's green earth should another company be allowed to determine what software you can run on it?!

    Screw you apple. We've always hated you.
     
  10. skpstr

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    Would this just cover installing non-apple store apps or will it also include modifying the iphone to work on other networks?
     
  11. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Almost certainly both mate. Apple wants to lock you into a specific network because they get a hefty kick from O2 (in the UK) for doing so - the tighter the lockdown, the more valuable it is to O2, so the more they are likely to be willing to pay.
     
  12. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    Crap like that makes me want to vomit....

    I hate companies that do this.
     
  13. Ninja_182

    Ninja_182 Enginerd!

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    Are we buying the hardware or are we buying a license to use said hardware?
     
  14. zimbloggy

    zimbloggy Genius Extraordinaire

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    Say what you will about Microsoft, but they do not do stuff like that.
     
  15. zimbloggy

    zimbloggy Genius Extraordinaire

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    It's only their own property that they spent tons of $$$ on.
     
  16. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish New Member

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    Yet another reason to never buy anything made by Apple :nono:

    Well done Apple PR! You certainly like providing me with many reasons not to buy your stuff! :hehe:
     
  17. B1GBUD

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    I had to update the Missus' iplod touch the other day just so I could download apps.... even that cost £6. Ok, it's not gonna break the bank but it should have been able to do that "straight out of the box".

    I don't remember signing or agreeing to a "right to use" or EULA, surely the consumer should be protected from acts of pure greed such as this?
     
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    If Apple sold houses....
    a cautionary tale
    by J.R. Hartley


    Home-Owner: Hi, I recently bought an iHome, and I wanted a couch for it.

    Apple: Well, you'll have to order one from one of our approved suppliers

    Home-Owner: But none of your approved suppliers sell a couch!

    Apple: Well, I'm sorry sir, but you'll have to wait until one does.

    Home-Owner: Nah, I'll probably just buy one from a third party

    Apple: You can't do that, sir.

    Home-Owner: Why the hell not?

    Apple: Because we're currently in discussion with legislators to make it illegal to buy furniture for the iHome from anyone else but our approved suppliers

    Home-Owner: What the hell?

    Apple: Well, are you an expert on couches or something? Do you have a Degree in Couchology?

    Home-Owner: Uhhh...no

    Apple: Well, it's for your own safety. How do you know that you wont buy a couch and one of the springs will snap and become lodged in your anus? Do you really want haemorroids sir? Here at Apple we dont want you to have haemorroids because we care!

    Home-Owner: Because I'm not stupid....

    Apple: Yes you are sir...

    Home-Owner: Excuse me???

    Apple: Well you're certainly not as smart as us sir. Here at Apple we're the smartest people in the world. We are a company of innovators - When no one had thought that you could use inspirational historical figures to posthumously endorse your products, we did. We think differently.

    Home-Owner: Well when you put it like that perhaps I could use the supplied toilet for all my sitting needs.

    Apple: Just don't **** where you eat, sir!

    Home-Owner: That's rich!

    Apple: No sir, we are!
     
  19. frojoe

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    In the US it has been made specifically legal to unlock a phone to use on other networks. The companies don't make it easy but since the FCC made that ruling, I doubt apple will be able to say no one can unlock the phone to use with another company.
     
  20. Nicb

    Nicb Let's discuss among ourselves

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    If they vote yes for this they are beginning to tie together the rules of copy protection and "Leasing". Its getting to the point that we not only not own the software but the hardware as well. I'll deface, hack, open up, pull apart, attach whatever I want to any physical thing I buy no matter what.
     
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