What will Apple's response be to the jailbreak?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by richpjr, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    Since hacking the phone is clearly not what Apple intended, what do you think they will do about it? Nothing? Release a firmware update that somehow disables the hack? Come to their senses and open up the phone?

    What do you think?
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    1. This is in the wrong forum

    2. I think that the next update will do the same as the last, and then after that is unlocked Apple will bring another update with new features (allowed authorised widgets?) that disables the jailbreak...
  3. CraigB macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2005
    This jailbreak and all the random assortment of applications and mods is probably the best thing that could have ever happened to the iPhone/touch. It keeps Apple on their toes with the damn device.

    Without all these mods, Apple, being the idiotic company that they can be, will just leave the device the way it is for the rest of its lifecycle. But now that people are getting unauthorized applications (and enabling the calendar edit function again), it'll probably get Apple to release updates for the device.
  4. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    Bearing in mind that the jailbreak involves exploiting a security hole in Safari that gives root access then they're going to have to do something pretty quickly to patch it. At the moment, the only thing that exploits the bug is the jailbreak, but (and this applies really to iPhones), what if a malicious site used it to install a hidden premium rate dialler or other malware? It's quite ironic really that everyone sees this security hole as "a good thing" when Microsoft have for years been lambasted for having an insecure browser in internet explorer...
  5. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    They will release an update to disable everything in the near future. Then it will get hacked again. Then they will disable it again, maybe adding a new feature. Like Jobs said, it's a cat and mouse game.

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