Apple Respond to DMCA Jailbreak Exemption – Warranty Will be Void

Yesterday, iPhone jailbreaking was made legal by a new DMCA exception ruling. Apple [AAPL] has now made an official response about the ruling and essentially say that your warranty will be void if doing it.

‘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.

So although jailbreaking is actually legal now, Apple will void the warranty of your iPhone if you do it. Also Apple mention that jailbreaking opens up your phone to a number of problems in that it can ruin the customer experience in that identity can be stolen and viruses can be spread.

It is estimated that 10 million iPhone have been jailbroken which makes for quite a big market for developers who cannot get apps in to the app store for various reasons.

Via: Cult of Mac

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