The landmark decision to append DMCA to make iPhone Jailbreaking and unlocking legal might have got you all excited, but as far as Apple’s stance is concerned, nothing much has changed – “Jailbreaking still voids your warranty“.
According to CultofMac, Apple’s PR has released an official statement as given below
Apple’s goal has always been to insure that our customers have a great experience with their iPhone and we know that jailbreaking can severely degrade the experience. As we’ve said before, the vast majority of customers do not jailbreak their iPhones as this can violate the warranty and can cause the iPhone to become unstable and not work reliably.”
In simpler terms, jailbreaking iPhone or iPod Touch or iPad or any iDevice will definitely void your warranty. Even in the past, Apple has not officially sued or prosecuted companies that publish or market jailbreaking software. From the end user’s perspective, the jailbreaking scene may become a little less underground.
So expect a flurry of jailbreaking businesses and unofficial app stores which have a market of more than 10 million jailbroken devices to make business with. It’s an interesting future we can look forward to. Let’s see where it goes!