Apple: why iPhone jailbreaking should not be allowed
Posted Feb 14, 2009 4:12 UTC (Sat) by brouhaha
In reply to: Apple: why iPhone jailbreaking should not be allowed
Parent article: Apple: why iPhone jailbreaking should not be allowed
Jailbreaking the phone doesn't affect the baseband processor at all, and the main processor that applications (Jailbroken or otherwise) run on can't really cause the baseband to do anything that would harm the operation of the cellular network. Thus there's no "integrity of the cellular network" argument against jailbreaking. That's most likely a significant part of the reason that they are separate processors with separate memory.
The argument Apple is trying to make is more like GM arguing that you shouldn't be allowed to install your own radio in the GM car in place of the factory radio, because it would somehow make the car unsafe and thus hazardous to the public. Installing the radio doesn't affect the drive train, so it won't affect the roadworthiness of the car. (Of course, with either the factory radio or an aftermarket one, the driver could turn up the volume too loud or otherwise use it in a manner that distracts him or her from driving, which would be unsafe, but that's not fundamentally changed by replacing the radio.)
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