Apple has posted a support document meant to dissuade users from jailbreaking their iPhones:
“Apple strongly cautions against installing any software that hacks iOS. It is also important to note that unauthorized modification of iOS is a violation of iOS 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.”
That’s as cut-and-dry as it’s going to get.
A new iOS service, which I won’t link or name, lets users install DRM-free apps to their iPhone without jailbreaking the device. The 15-year-old developer claims to offer iPhone owners a chance to “try before they buy.”
That’s a lame excuse. It’s stealing. And stealing something that costs $0.99 is just sad.
The Chronic-Dev Team has announced that around one million people have downloaded the Greenpois0n Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak for iOS firmware 5.1.1 devices since its release on Friday, May 25. As the team mentions, this jailbreak is “so easy your grandma could do it.”