Apple claims jailbroken iPhones could harm cell towers

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captaincranky

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The point isn't that Microsoft allows customization, it's that Mac doesn't. You literally have to hack into the operating system. You're exploiting a new hole in their code every time they patch it too, and if you can get in, so can any jackoff who also knows a thing or two about writing viruses. And causing driver instability because you don't like having the default OS is going to cause even bigger problems.
This is an oversimplification, but everybody who owns an Apple anything, is convinced that Apple viruses, and thus exploits can't and therefore don't exist.

The introduction of fear into a population is a time honored tradition in the field of propaganda.

Doesn't M$ know anything about this subject? Yet as you say, they allow customization. Can happen and will happen are two entirely different things. At least some part of the message from Apple here is, that they believe their product is so superior it can't be improved upon, and you're only allowed to have what Steve Jobs says you are, Now pass them your checkbook, please.
 
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Interesting comments. I'm a PC and just recently got an iPhone. (After playing with a friend's I couldn't resist.) Anyway, I've only had to reboot this thing a couple of times in the month that I've had it. My HTC Fuze and my HTC Advantage before that had to be rebooted every other day (just like my Windows Vista machine). If Apple having control of my phone means I can continue this stability, I'm all for it. Having said that, however, those that want to be Windows like should be able go ahead and have at it, doing whatever to their phones.....
 
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@cranky

Again, I absolutely agree. I think people were just taking too much of what I said at face-value. Can and will are definitely different things, and you're right, Apple's message is pretty clear in terms of their mindset of superiority. But people keep knocking the claim they've made as being impossible, and I'm trying to get across that it IS possible and that they're not lying.
 
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Wouldn’t this mean that Apple is providing support to terrorist?

I think we should ban all I-phones because they can take down our wireless phone infrastructure. :)
 

captaincranky

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Wouldn’t this mean that Apple is providing support to terrorist?

I think we should ban all I-phones because they can take down our wireless phone infrastructure. :)
Several years Ago, The Apple G-3, (or maybe G-4), desktop was classified as a weapon by the US government. This because it's computing power, it was felt, could be adapted to weapons guidance application. It's export was banned. I guess the US thought the machine could be "jail broken"!

Apple being the opportunistic and avaricious organization that it is, used this as a platform for an extensive ad campaign, He' ya folks, git your weapons grade personal computers here! You'd almost think they though it was funny then.

So why aren't they laughing now?
 

fimbles

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Was it not apple (woz) who invented the famous blue box phone hacking hardware back in the 70s ?

Oh how times have changed.
 
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