iPhone Do Apple block jailbroken iPhones?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by h4mza, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. h4mza macrumors 6502

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    My mate was telling me that his mate had iPhone 3GS and it was jailbroken then Apple blocked it. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem or was my mate chatting *****?
     
  2. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Apple does not block jailbroken devices, jailbreaking is legal so they would not have a right to do so.
     
  3. Siggen macrumors 6502

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    I think the misunderstanding might be due to that Apple releases updates to eradicate exploits used to install jailbreaks. Yes Jailbreaks are leagal, and still Apple is not breaking any laws by releasing updates that makes it harder to jailbreak.

    Thus you could in a way say that Apple blocks jailbreaks by releasing updates which would remove a jailbreak, so you should always check if you can jailbreak after you update if you want to update.
     
  4. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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    They may block you at the genius bar or the warranty counter.
     
  5. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    That's hearsay for you -- and a lack of understanding regarding causal versus coincidental. His jailbroken device may have been blacklisted but it wasn't blacklisted because it was jailbroken.
     
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  7. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    He's referring to the thread title I think. It says "do apple" when it should say "does apple".
     
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  9. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    The European view is that companies are plural, not singular, so "Do Apple" makes sense from that perspective, and "Does Apple" doesn't.
     
  10. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Wow I never knew that. Are you saying that this is true for English speaking European countries like the UK? Or is it true for non-English languages in Europe? I ask because I'm sort of a grammar freak haha.
     
  11. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm. I'm not entirely sure. I've just heard that use amongst UKers. It might be limited to there, or it might be more universal.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Your mate was either mistaken or trying to scare you mate.
    Go on and JB eh. Its quite ok:)
     

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