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Reason why Apple are so desperate to control their phones is simply due to their iTunes store. I bet they make more money through the store than they make on the phones themselves.
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It's more of an ego thing because their babies have been broken down by small groups of people compared to these companies arsenal of developers, coders, programmers, etc etc. I don't know how Apple will pull this off since we can jailbreak our devices and it's not like we can circumvent the App Store and get free apps with the jailbreak.

The 360 has been modded/hacked for a while now and it still competes on par to the PS3 or even better (I'm not that informed on it). Explain how that happens and the PS3 has been locked down since it's debut. Piracy is just an easy excuse to use to get what they want.
The thing is, a "simple" software hack won't work across the many generations of 360 kernels that we've had over the course of 5+ years. Even if it could, you are basically screwing yourself since 360 games have a huge online component that you can't use with a modded console unless you want to be bricked.(And AFAIK, there is no way to 'roll back' kernel updates after bricked console)

Therefore it is less valuable to buy cracked games, especially games with a huge online component.

And yes, console piracy is large with 360 and it still makes more profit than Sony's PS3... Far more actually.
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Reason why Apple are so desperate to control their phones is simply due to their iTunes store. I bet they make more money through the store than they make on the phones themselves.
Don't mention the man behind the curtain.

That's the thing as pointed out earlier and it's something that makes me laugh. These companies spend all this money on the hardware and then half-a$5 the software to get an end result of often abysmal sales because the software holds the product back. That's what' going on in the Android tablet world. To me this is like Intel or AMD telling you what OS to run and what programs you can use. They are hardware mongers and hardware mongers shouldn't try to control software.
     
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This is one of the many reasons why I don't support companies like Apple and Sony. If you value being able to have full control of your hardware and software, and enjoy customizing and modding, then don't give these companies your money. Sony has been at this even longer than Apple....remember the whole nasty rootkit debacle?
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All companies will go as far as they feel they need to in order to protect their product so to speak. This is not the first, nor will it be the last. Now it is up to the court to see if they discovered a legal loophole or will the court support the consumers and set a legal precedent.
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Question: If they are trying to stop jailbreaking now that it is legal, does that mean if they do it would be illegal?
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Question: If they are trying to stop jailbreaking now that it is legal, does that mean if they do it would be illegal?
They are not actually trying to stop the act of jailbreaking itself, but the distribution of jailbreaking for others if I understand the horribly written first article. Jailbreaking your device is not illegal. Jailbreaking another person's and charging for it is an entirely different story from a legal standpoint. A lot of people are asking why not just after the people who are pirating stuff or offering pirated stuff. Apple probably decided that due to the following reasons:

- You cannot run themes, cracked apps, and cracked books without first jailbreaking the device. Stop the number people that can easily get their phones jailbroken, stop a large number of people from getting access to those cracked stuff in the first place.
- Sites that offer cracked apps and stuff generally respond to legal pressure much less cooperatively than singular hackers or jailbreak offering people. Often, they are also located in areas with more sympathetic laws towards piracy or in some cases, no laws at all. It is typically not legally worth it to pursue these people.
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They are not actually trying to stop the act of jailbreaking itself, but the distribution of jailbreaking for others if I understand the horribly written first article. Jailbreaking your device is not illegal. Jailbreaking another person's and charging for it is an entirely different story from a legal standpoint.
So if you jailbreak your own device, it's A-OK, but if you tell someone how you did it they can throw you in jail?
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So if you jailbreak your own device, it's A-OK, but if you tell someone how you did it they can throw you in jail?
No, but if you do it for someone and profit from it then that's when it becomes illegal.

I think.
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Or you could buy an Android.

Next thread, please!
     
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