Why does Apple hate jailbreak?

Why does Apple keep thwarting jailbreak with every new version of iOS?

Add a comment

matt101101 / MOD  May. 20, 2013 at 22:11

Because they're an obsessive, controlling company and JB'ing is something which is outside their control.

There's probably some official line on the matter, too.

JanSt / MOD  May. 20, 2013 at 22:42

I'd like to say something clever but unfanboyish to disprove matt, but I recckon he's right.

Apple would claim it is for safety and security. But: if that were true, they would also have to enforce software updates in order to be consistent. When iOS6 was released, they boasted that the upgrade fixed dozens and dozens of security loops. Well, then force customers to upgrade! But they don't do that. Yet, they claim jailbreaking is bad because of security concerns. It's as Matt says. And they don't want you to get apps from other sources. Sources that think outside the Apple crate.


You don't need an account to comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.