Apple's new developer agreement bans Jailbreaking

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  1. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2009/04/latest-iphone-developer-agreement-bans-jailbreaks.ars

    "he "iPhone Developer Program License Agreement" governs what iPhone developers can and cannot do. Now, jailbreaking, assisting in jailbreaking, and developing and distributing jailbreak apps are among the things that the latest revision of that agreement does not condone."

    i think its BS personally, jailbroken phones increased the populartity of the iphone by showing consumers what the TRUE power of the iphone is and what it can do. this will only hurt apple IMO

    sorry if this was already posted
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It has always said this or a variation thereof. This won't stop anyone.
     
  3. dejo Moderator

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    Once again, somebody has failed to compare the new agreement with the old agreement. This is not a new development. The same exact wording exists in the original agreement.
     
  4. Aaleck macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't mean people actually listen... Seriously, look at this thread forum... TONS of NDA's being broken. Only breaking the NDA if you get caught, I guess. :p
     
  5. pr5owner thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yeah but still isnt it a little cruel of apple to even do this? other smartphones dont have this kind of locked down restricted contract/agreement

    its like purchasing a car from..... lets say BMW, then BMW tells you, these are the only gas stations you can fill up at, you cannot get your tires from anywhere but ### station, you can only drive it on these roads at this time even though you just paid $50 000 for it.

    for the iphone its ALOT of money since its a contract with ATT,

    for example MS doesnt care what happens to how people modify windows mobile (look at how many custom roms there are on xda-developers, TENS OF THOUSANDS)
     

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