Fear Mongering: Recycling Apple’s “If You Break It, We Will Brick” Stance

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Information Week is "reporting" that Apple is maintaining a "you break it, we brick it" attitude in direct opposition to the recent Library of Congress DCMA revision that okays the jailbreaking of phones.

The article is based on a note on the House of Jobs' support form, stating "Apple strongly cautions against installing any software that hacks the OS…It is also important to note that unauthorized modification of the iOS is a violation of the Phone end-user license agreement and because of this, Apple may deny service for an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that has installed any unauthorized software."

Here's the problem: the note was posted one month BEFORE the Library's ruling, but has not been taken offline.  We're waiting for someone to come forward and say "yeah, I ran JailbreakMe.com and Apple remotely zapped my iPhone."

Nice to see yellow (e)journalism is alive and well.

End Note:  Will Apple void your warranty for the jailbreak, you bet.  Will they brick your phone remotely because you have the jailbreak – no way, unless they want big PR disaster on their hands.

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