iPhone user, working at Apple...
Morning all -
I'm just curious. If one works for say, Microsoft, using\having a iPhone, or Android I'm sure would be taboo...
So, with that said, do you think there are employee's at Apple that have their iPhone(s) jailbroken?
Or, are they using some fancy OS that's not yet been released to the public?
- 12-21-2009, 08:03 AM #2
Who knows. I'm sure some of them have spare iPhones that are jailbroken, which they don't take into the Apple Store. Just like ATT employees, same thing. They probably get discounts on refurb iPhones, so they have spares to play with.
- 12-21-2009, 08:18 AM #3
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- 12-21-2009, 09:37 AM #5
- 12-21-2009, 09:57 AM #6
Apple gives their employees iPhones to use. Jailbreaking them would be be a bad idea as they are not the employees property in this case. Also, Apple can and does randomly go through peoples phones and office computers.
The risk of jailbreaking while at Apple is likely too high.
- 12-21-2009, 12:43 PM #7
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- 12-24-2009, 01:54 AM #12
I hate how people think that because of your place of work, you can't use a competitors product. Take this example. My friend is a engineer for the Xbox team at Microsoft and he has a Playstation 3. He also uses a Mac Pro at Microsoft. Boot camped of course. I use Microsoft as an example because they are one of the largest Mac software developers. As far as the PS3 thing goes, it doesn't hurt to see what the competition is doing.
As far as the Jailbreak thing goes, I say it depends on how far up the apple chain they are. Do you think Steve cares if a Apple Retail store clerk skins his iPhone in winterboard? No.
I mean Eric Schmidt, was formerly on Apple's board of directors. He is the frigen CEO of Google.
All I am getting at is a Job is a job. Nothing more.
- 12-24-2009, 09:24 AM #13
- 12-27-2009, 05:58 PM #14
Even though most don't, Jailbreaking does support app theft, and for this reason I can not support Jailbreaking... Too many devs have had their hard earned coding time stolen, and without Jailbreaking this would not of happened...
- 12-27-2009, 07:09 PM #15
Locks (copyprotection) are never full-proof. They keeps honest people honest. If thieves want it bad enough, they will find a way to steal it.
- 12-27-2009, 07:21 PM #16
If I goto your house and do nothing more then pick your lock and leave your front door wide open, am I part responsible for the person who comes by next and robs your house?
In a sense guns do, does the average human being need a semi assault rifle? Do bars support drunk driving, if you say no, they why have bars been served for over serving... If a tool was designed for theft the argument that it could be used for something legal is valid but still not just...
The system was locked to safeguard malware and also protect devs and many other reasons...
- 12-27-2009, 07:22 PM #17
- 12-27-2009, 11:17 PM #18
I worked at the Apple store until recently, and I'd say about 60% of those who owned iPhones had them jailbroken. Additionally, as perviously suggested in this thread, Apple Store employees don't get any kind of discount whatsoever on iPhones.
- 12-28-2009, 11:54 AM #19
- 12-29-2009, 11:37 AM #20iPhone Newbie
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Of course I endorse jailbreaking!!! All my Buddies have JB phones and not or of them pirate anything from the app store. In fact, there was a statistic floating around a few months ago stating that US had the lowest percentage in pirating apps.
Jailbreaking is to free your phone from all the BS restrictions that uncle jobs has us under-
If you ask me, I enjoy flipping through my rhapsody music collection through my headphone command button while I'm surfing the web at the same time
A stock iPhone is good but a jb iPhone is sooo much better and we all know it.
- 12-29-2009, 12:23 PM #21
I was in an Apple store less than two weeks ago, patiently sat through (and helped out where appropriate) the one attendee iPhone workshop so I could ask the guy what he knew about jailbreaking, and the risks involved (this was pre-JB for me, and I was still unsure!). I started by saying that I understood that it wasn't approved by Apple, but did he know anything about it. He repeated the schpiel that it wasn't approved by Apple, then talked to me for ten minutes about it! He turned to the nearest Mac and immediately pulled up the Dev Team's web site, and when I asked about blackra1n, he said, "oh yeah, I forgot about that one... it's good too"! Then he pulled out his iPhone and told me that his was jailbroken, but he didn't do anything that made it LOOK jailbroken, because he used it to teach workshops! I took the plunge that day, and am SO glad I did!!!
Last edited by DainBramage1; 12-29-2009 at 12:28 PM.
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