Apple has just notified the US Copyright Office that jailbreaking can be considered a form of “copyright infringement” and the Cupertino giant seems to have had enough with hackers messing around with its beloved iPhone.
The company also mentioned that the licensee doesn’t own the iPhone software that he or she uses and that any OS modification could damage the device’s operation. Such issues may include “interferences” with safety features, API and system call problems and even the crash of the system.
Apple also reported millions of software crashes caused by jailbroken iPhones and even the possibility of encouraging criminal activity, by enabling anonymous phone calls (desired by drug dealers, for example). The same process is able to trigger a denial of service attack or even crash the tower software, if a hacker is skilled enough.
Is the iPhone jailbreak the new Boogey man?