1. BLiNK's Avatar
    first of all, i am very aware that this is mainly for security purposes. great

    i'm finding various threads online very amusing in regards to this subject. it's almost like anyone who doesn't approve of jailbreaking thinks this, if approved, will end all jailbreaking. surely there will be a tweak for this, i hope

    can Apple legally do this?
    08-23-2010 09:28 PM
  2. farbod21's Avatar
    no. They dont have the balls (nor the stupidity) to implement this.
    08-23-2010 11:17 PM
  3. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    I have no loyalty to Apple. If they were dumb enough to pull that, they would alienate a lot of customers and potential customers.

    I agree with farbod that Apple is not dumb enough to do this.
    (Remotely kill or compromise devices legally jailbroken by their owners).

    However...SJ might be arrogant enough to think he could get away with it.
    08-23-2010 11:46 PM
  4. soulfulzeta's Avatar
    SJ would be crazy to do that. Like seriously, people can do whatever they want with their phones after they leave the store if they so chose.
    08-23-2010 11:58 PM
  5. farbod21's Avatar
    It would be the biggest waste of resources ever. If they can JB the device, they will be able to disable this garbage "detection" as well. Theyve already been able to disable apple's so called "kill switch" as well...
    08-24-2010 01:09 AM
  6. Top10's Avatar
    Knowing Apple, it could already be on its way to becoming reality. The average consumer might not even realise what it could mean for them. I think increased security is a good thing, but giving away privacy and control of my property, which I paid good money for, isn't something I can stand for. It's particularly worrying that carriers will have the ability to kill an iPhone. Too much power is always a recipe for abuse.

    Read my article where I discuss the patent in greater length- Top10.com iPhone 'kill switch' patent: is there cause for panic?
    Last edited by Top10; 08-24-2010 at 05:39 AM.
    08-24-2010 05:23 AM
  7. redbeard's Avatar
    That would be ridiculous, and would equivalent to a car company putting a code into the cars computer to grenade the motor if it senses you've done any modifications. Change the wheels? Motor blows up, change the exhaust? Motor blows up.

    That car company wouldn't last long!!
    08-24-2010 06:14 AM
  8. Ludacrisvp's Avatar
    That would be ridiculous, and would equivalent to a car company putting a code into the cars computer to grenade the motor if it senses you've done any modifications. Change the wheels? Motor blows up, change the exhaust? Motor blows up.

    That car company wouldn't last long!!
    Microsoft does something similar to this. Ever hear of the banhammer? Modded xboxs get kicked from live and have functionality reduced if detected to be modded. (you can do more than just play backups on a modded xbox just like a jailbroken ios)
    08-24-2010 07:32 AM
  9. TampaDude's Avatar
    It's sensationalistic hype. Nothing to see here.
    08-24-2010 01:22 PM
  10. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    It's sensationalistic hype. Nothing to see here.
    What?! You mean we've been taken in by bloggers trying to generate hits for their websites?
    But I thought everything we read on the Internet is true?
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    *end sarcasm*
    08-24-2010 06:20 PM
  11. macharborguy's Avatar
    1) it's just a patent, just like previous patents, like the one where the display has the ability to raise up and form buttons.
    2) I would personally LOVE to have the ability to kill my jailbreak via Find my iPhone.
    08-24-2010 11:49 PM
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