Apple warns against jailbreaking

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.

New service for pirating iOS apps

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.