The Future of Cydia and Jailbreaking
Look, I'm not going to pretend to be some expert, or that I even know what I'm talking about as this is concerned, but I think the whole jailbreaking and Cydia thing is pretty awesome. I'm not the most optimistic person in the world though, so i had a question about that. I know how apple is about wanting to get every cent that they can out of people, and we also know that they are aware that a good majority of the pwoplw who jailbreak, use it to get free stuff. We also know that they are aware that there is a good percentage of the people out there who have iPhones do jailbreak.
My question: is it at all possible that they can somehow, if they decide in the future, to crack down on jailbreaking and cydia?
- 09-17-2011, 08:11 PM #2
IMHO, Apple has already tried this by the quick little iOS updates that they put out every time an untethered jailbreak becomes available. It's all a cat and mouse game if ya ask me. Apple hasn't been successful at stopping the jailbreakers so far and I doubt they ever will.
I'm also trying to figure out is why cell phone unlocking receives an exemption and others done
Unlike cell-phone unlocking (which receives an exemption from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act),
Library of Congress rules in favor of jailbreaking | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
- 09-17-2011, 08:39 PM #4
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- 09-17-2011, 10:18 PM #8
Yeah I've often wondered about thatómy best guess is that console devices have bigger lobbying groups behind them since they often have ties to Hollywood and bigger gaming dollars. But I believe the official reason was that jb'ing was allowed so people could use their handsets on a carrier of their choice. Interestingly, it's only legal to do it to your own device.
There are some good points about it all in these articles:
The jailbreaking exemption has its limits | News - Politics and Law - CNET News
Jailbreaking officially granted DMCA exemption | Phones | iOS Central | Macworld
- 09-19-2011, 09:34 AM #10
Video game piracy is one of the main reasons to jailbreak a console. Yes there are other things that it can do, but piracy is still rampant. Most people who jailbreak a phone do so for tweaks and customizations that aren't otherwise available and not to pirate games or apps.
Multimillion dollar (or pound, euro, etc) gaming companies lobby very hard every day to stop piracy. That's why it's illegal on consoles.
- 09-19-2011, 01:08 PM #11
I really dislike your tone. I'm sorry but I believe the developers who work hard to produce the apps on the app store deserve their paycheques, and Apple is no more money-grubbing than any other corporation. I don't like that you are making it seem like Apple is evil because they want to protect their developers from piracy.
- 09-19-2011, 02:33 PM #12
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- 09-19-2011, 03:00 PM #14
Speaking to a friend of mine in the industry stated that Apple is trying to add something to their phones that will work like windows with windows updates. If your phone doesn't transmit the correct signal then the phone locks down and can't be used. Apparently, jailbreaking your phone removes the signal or whatever it is and renders your phone useless. Of course I don't know how true or possible this really is but I thought it fit this category. Maybe somebody else has heard of this too.
- 09-19-2011, 03:11 PM #16
- 09-19-2011, 03:27 PM #18
Again, at this point it is all speculation so we will have to wait and see what transpires but at least this gives us something to talk about until we know for sure.
Worrying and speculating are like rocking in a rocking chair...it gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere!
- 09-19-2011, 04:09 PM #19
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- 09-20-2011, 08:43 AM #22
The fact that they are betas is the reason that no untethered jailbreak has been released for iOS5 yet. No sense revealing the hole before a final product is out.
However, you are correct. We will see what happens when the final is released to the general public.