Apple Stores Fight Back: Blocked!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by saving107, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    I just read this over at and thought it was interesting.

    "We figured it would be time for Apple to finally stop their iOS devices from being Jailbroken on their own turf, so we did a quick Twitter search. It appears that when is accessed on any device at an Apple Store, the DNS forward users back to's IP address."

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  2. R94N macrumors 68020


    May 30, 2010
  3. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    Good. I think people who ran the Jailbreak on Apple store phones are idiots.
  4. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca
    I agree. I feel awful for all of those employees having to reset all of those iPads, iTouchs, iPhones. God that would suck!
  5. vizkiz macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    Can't you turn wifi off then just do it over the 3G network? I'm assuming it's set in their wireless routers to reroute the address, that's the easiest way to block it on them all at once.
    Someone try it.
  6. cal6n macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2004
    Gloucester, UK
    I'll be very surprised if the SIMs in the demo phones connect to any carrier. They'll be set up to allow activation and wifi only.
  7. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2010

    a big F-U to all the trolls who thought it was funny to make already busy apple employees more work by jailbreaking phones that would need to be restored
  8. cal6n macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2004
    Gloucester, UK
    Agreed. No one who actually has to work for a living could find this remotely funny.

  9. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2010
    Is clicking restore and walking away to do something else such a daunting task for you?
  10. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816


    Jun 19, 2010
    Orlando, Florida
    Difficult task or not, it's still disrespectful.

    You paid for your phone, do whatever the hell you want with it. But have some common courtesy for the store's property.
  11. iAmYou macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2010
    They shouldn't have to.
    People who jailbreak apple owned iphones are vandals.
  12. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000


    Dec 20, 2009
    Well said!

    And yet it's important to note that Apple fanboys are idiots... They fail to understand what respect means. Hell they have no respect.

    All one has to do is look at all the immature comments, personal attacks, and other nonsense on this or any other Apple forum.
  13. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    a bit OT maybe, but is there a document or website somewhere that gives Steve Jobs' comments on jailbreaking?..

    why is he soooo against it? I'd love to find out
  14. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    I think they should have gone one step further and had the phone send a txt message or alert that the site was accessed so they could attempt an intervention. Or snap a picture of the "jokester" with the front facing camera.

    In other words - the people that did this for "kicks" were incredibly immature and disrespectful.
  15. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000


    Dec 20, 2009
    Here's why, Apple keeps it's users locked into Apple's ecosystem. That way Apple keeps all the money. One must buy all songs, videos & other content from iTunes

    The moment an iPhone is unlocked via Jailbreak, then the owner is free to get content from other sources. Apple loses control & money... The two things Steve Jobs loves above all else.
  16. X2D macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2010
    I honestly think it was good that people went in and did that because it was an in your face approach to apple, they have to fix an exploit if people are able to do it to their own devices.

    Lotta glass is half empty folks around here. Quicker fix = better IMO.

    Apple store employes just restore the devices and they are done, I'm sure they have much on-hand stock to just swap them out as well and restore them all at once.

    If I was an apple store employee I'd find this to be a lot more entertaining than helping idiot customers all day.
  17. alFR macrumors 68020

    Aug 10, 2006
    That's odd, I could have sworn I'd got a collection of over 200 ripped CDs and about 40 ripped DVDs in iTunes. I must have been imagining it... :rolleyes:
  18. jbro1999 macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2009
    You can buy music, and videos from anywhere and put it on your iphone. The only thing you can't is apps.
  19. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    OH the IRONY of that statement.
  20. roffir macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    Imagine if you invented the iphone, and wanted to sell it to the world. Then people start jail breaking and running things you don't approve on it which in turn hinders the speed of the phone or makes it crash etc. and then everyone starts jail breaking and people looking to buy an iphone see that its slow and crashes because they've seen jail broken phones, and then the iphone's image gets worse and worse and people stop buying it. Whether or not someone agrees with jail breaking you must see apples point of view on not wanting unapproved applications running on the phone...
  21. FelixDerKater macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2002
    They could always just take their jailbroken iPhone or Android phone and use it as a mobile hotspot to access the site.

    That being said, I think it should be considered very shameful and possibly criminal.
  22. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    a different take is that it's a constant reminder to people (and to apple) of things that phone is capable of but Apple hasn't implemented it.

    If you're Apple (and Steve Jobs) - you don't want people to one-up on your own device.
  23. alent1234 macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    i've had my iphone reboot on me all the time before i jailbroke it
  24. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    Can't you just tether one of their iPhones to your jailbroken iPhone via MyWi? That would be even better.
  25. Clown Boy macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2008
    I did it to 8 devices at my local Apple Store as a protest against all the silly lil fanboiz out there.

    Personally I think its hilarious


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