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Why does Apple suddenly have a problem with Jailbreak ?
For the longest time apple didn't seem to care about jailbreaking . All of a sudden a few months ago they seem to have a problem. I'm a newbie and have only had my 3Gs for 3 months, I had it jailbroken before and must say it was awesome however the tehthered jailbreak was a problem so I stopped. What did I miss that they now care about jailbreaking ?
- 03-21-2010, 08:55 AM #2
- 03-21-2010, 09:01 AM #3
It weird that one can buy an iPhone, and it not really belong to them, i.e. you can't modify it if you want. It's almost like Apple are saying you can 'rent' your iPhone from us.
I just want to be able to have themes, and different tones. I personally don't think that is asking too much...
- 03-21-2010, 09:34 AM #5
One need only watch TipB to understand it. The issue is brand, customer satisfaction. Apple is alll about brand. Brand is what their customers buy. Brand is what their investors buy.
The jailbreakers think that they are the market, that Apple would sell more if they removed the restrictions. They believe that customer satisfaction would not suffer. Palm believes that. Google believes that. Apple does not believe that, nor do they much care. They have followed a conservative strategy, and, at least by their own metrics, it has worked. Apple says, "Good enough is good enough."
- 03-21-2010, 09:42 AM #6
Apple wants to protect its own market for software and the market of its partners. The closed system is part of that strategy. Note that to the extent of jailbreaking, others are selling software into the iPhone market.
It is also part of Apple's overall strategy. They are able to sell an Apple quality product at a popular price, in part because they have an interest in the software sales.
Last edited by whmurray; 03-21-2010 at 09:52 AM.
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