Would you get fired from Apple store for jailbreaking?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Blue Ivy, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Blue Ivy macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2012
    Are Apple Store employees allowed to have their phones jailbroken? I've visited the store several times and witnessed numerous employees using iPhones and iPod Touches that are clearly jailbroken. Does Apple do anything about this?
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    So there's your answer.
    They will not fire them for having JB their own devices.
  3. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    nope as long they don't show it to customers.
  4. motoleo macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2012
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    Why would they? Jailbreaking isn't a crime.

    Would someone fire me if I had a dual booted laptop?
  5. DroidRules, Feb 14, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 14, 2012

    DroidRules macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2010
    I don't see how they could be fired for having a jb device but I guess there is always a way.

    I also question the validity of employees using their personal devices while in the store. I would think they would only be authorized to use issued devices with approved software to conduct company business but I'm really just talking out my 4th point of contact on that one.
  6. ninjaw95 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2011
    i mean if you jb your own s*** they cant fire you over that...
    if your showing off to customers "OMG LOOK AT MY THEMES AND MY SBSETTINGS" then theyll probably get pissed
  7. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    What they do with their own devices is up to them...Apple have no control over that. Showing them to customers would ( I imagine) be an offence.
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
  9. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

    Rajani Isa

    Jun 8, 2010
    Rogue Valley, Oregon
    Depends on what kind of behavior/social image clauses/contracts they have for employees. But from what I have heard, Apple does not care (enough to make an issue of it anyway).

    Just because something is legal doesn't mean you cannot be fired for it.
  10. Pathfinder3 macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2010
    Okinawa, JP
  11. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    What are you going to do? Report them?
  12. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    At the Apple Store where I worked, that was the only rule -- don't show it to customers.
  13. camardelle macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2011
    I doubt they would care what a person does with their personal property.
  14. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Officially....but many do..;)
  15. Arnezie macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
    Why are you even worried about it ? Wouldn't they replace something and now your going to try to "get even"?? Who cares
  16. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    Well it is up to them. I know a guy who works at the apple store and he showed me his jailbroken iphone. They are not gonna care since it is your phone, your device, you paid for it, so therefore you are entitled to do whatever you want to do with it.

    As reading other posts here, it's funny how they can't show it to customers. Although the guy I know didn't show it to me, he mentioned about his jailbroken iphone, this is because I had lots of questions about the iphone 4S.
  17. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    yeap same here. As long you don't show off all your tweaks and themes to customers you are good to go.
  18. Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    Pretty much sums up my thoughts on the issue. Although since I don't work at an Apple store, I can't say for sure.
  19. DroidRules macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2010
    I understand that but my point is why would they have a personal cell phone out during business hours? I bet Apple has a very stringent policy in place regarding that. I know a lot of them either have the iPhone/iPod dealy or iPads. Any current/previous Apple employees here? IF they have such a policy Apple certainly does have control over their personal devices.
  20. heyyitzmelissa macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2012
    I love threads like these because they're full of guesses. No one here actually knows first hand. You can only provide your opinion. Normally this would be fine but nearly all of you post your information as fact.
  21. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

    Spectrum Abuser

    Aug 27, 2011
    Why was my post removed from this thread? It stated that your previous(first) title was misleading in the context that you structured it. I then followed it up with a short summary of why you would not get 'fired' for having a jailbroken iDevice as a retail employee.
  22. DroidRules macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2010
    I am speculating as stated but 2 others said they are/where employees and they could use it but not show it. I guess there isn't a personal phone use policy in place during work hours.

    Admins do funny things here. I got a warning for insulting a guy because I told him to pull his lip over his head and swallow..... I'm not sure where the insult is but I got the warning all the same. I didn't see your original post but it sounds interesting.
  23. In Like Flynn macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2012

    Any Apple employee worth a salt has their devices JBen, (y wouldn't they?)
  24. Wsnook macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2011
    Bayou city
    are you crazy.. they are not APPLE slave.. just an employee... also the phone is their personal property .. they have the right to do whatever they want to do and it is not against any law!!

    if they got fired from apple because of this, Apple is against the LAWS!!!

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