According to NBC, Apple is again ramping up its efforts to recruit the Federal Government to assist in cracking down on hackers for jailbreaking iOS; despite losing legal battle with EFF last year against iPhone Jailbreaking and Unlocking.
“Current jailbreak technologies now in widespread use utilize unauthorized modifications to the copyrighted bootloader and operating system, resulting in the infringement of the copyrights in those programs,” Apple told the U.S. Copyright Office. Jailbreaking an iPhonebreaks the law, Apple said, because the process relies on pirated copies of the bootloader and operating system.
Jailbroken and unlocked iPhones are going for big bucks on Craigslist and Ebay. Many people are getting them unlocked and later selling them on these portals. Nadair Jackson, a college going student, says people pay him about $40 to $50 to jailbreak and unlock their iPhones to get rid of their mobile-operator and install app of their choice. That’s pretty good business! Isn’t? Check out the video after the break!
Apple is however considering launching next iPhone 5 without a physical home button, one of the biggest reasons for that might be to complicate the jailbreak process. We will update you once more information comes-in.
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