Jail Breaking Apple Devices is Foolishness | MacTech

Jail breaking the iOS before the system is even released, is a sign of the times. There is a certain arrogance in the soul of those who “JailBreak” Apple devices. Allowing a device to do things they weren’t designed to do has an appeal when there is a valuable feature that is locked out by Apple strictly to protect Apple’s income. But often what is jail broken is really the security that is part of what makes the device so attractive in the first place.

Years ago it was a cottage industry to hack PC into running various flavors of the Mac OS. Obviously, Steve Jobs threw a tantrum and code and chips were added to stop that nonsense in every way they could think of. I guess there are people who have nothing more to do with their time than to try to get a junk PC to run Mac operating systems. At a dollar an hour, they could have purchased a Mac. Go figure….

Jail breaking iPhone to run on other cellular networks or to run apps that were not approved by Apple present both a way to get around the marketing plan Apple devised and the cellular networks they are doing business with. At the same time running unapproved apps on iPhone is hazardous, as some jail breakers have found.

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