Since Apple Can Detect Jailbreaks Through iBooks. Could They Void Warranties?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by shakeman0, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. shakeman0 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2009
    With this new code Apple inserted in iBooks that detects if a device is jailbroken. Couldn't they use the same method to automatically detect if a device is jailbroken and then void the warranty? It seems like code could be run detecting if the device can run an unsigned binary, much like the code in iBooks. If the call for the unsigned binary was run, proving the device to be jailbroken, it would appear to be an easy process for some code to gather the info about the jailbroken iPhone, such as the serial number, and then send the info off to an Apple server that would proceed to put a flag on the device's serial number, voiding the warranty. I hope this won't be an issue, but it's kind of a scary thought. What are your thoughts?
  2. WhatAmI macrumors 6502a


    Sep 2, 2009
    You know we have a thread just below this one where discussions are 'wild'?
  3. MikePA macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2008
    I am so terrified this will happen my bowels let loose all over my chair.
  4. shakeman0 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2009
    Oops my bad. I didn't notice it.

    I actually just laughed out loud. I guess I'm over reacting. I'm really not to worried about my Apple warranty, but I paid for a Squaretrade warranty so I'm not sure what would happen if my Apple one was voided.

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