idownloadblog had a column and they argue that Apple does not hate the jailbreaking community. http://www.idownloadblog.com/2013/03/21/apple-doesnt-hate-jailbreak-community/ I think if Apple really didn't hate the jailbreaking community, they would let you downgrade to any version of iOS. Lets be honest, only people who jailbreak would have any incentive to be on anything but the latest version of iOS? Because they don't want you to jailbreak. If I don't like Windows 8, I can install Windows 7. I think there is a very obvious reason why Apple will not let you go down from 6.1.3 to 6.1.2 and the fact that they have now made it so blobs are useless on iOS 6 tells you all you need to know. I think Steve Jobs had the mentality "I know what our customers want, a lot better than our customers know what they want" and because of this philosophy which has been carried on through the Tim Cook era, Apple insists on controlling 95% of the user experience (I guess you can change a few things like the wallpaper, the order the apps are arranged it, what is on your dock). And I think that philosophy is probably true for the vast majority of people (My mom and dad who both have iPhones, I can't picture either of them downloading dozens of tweaks). I think if Apple really embraced jailbreaking and used it as a "farm system for new features" they would purposely have some security holes, and leak them to somebody like POD2G and tell him "These are the holes, release your jailbreaking application and you have until xx/xx/xx before we patch them"