“Conventional wisdom is that once Apple starts selling apps for the iPhone and iPod touch next month, people will stop “jailbreaking” their phones so they can install unofficial third-party apps,” Dan Frommer writes for Silicon Alley Insider.
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“We’re not so sure: We think there could be enough demand — specifically for apps that Apple isn’t likely to approve for its store — to keep the jailbreak market going,” Frommer writes.
“We don’t think this market will be particularly large — mostly hacker-types, programmers, hobbyists, super-early adopters, etc. And it’s possible the new iPhone 3G will include extra hurdles to prevent or discourage people from jailbreaking their phones and installing unofficial apps. But we’re not convinced that the jailbreak market is going to die when Apple’s apps store rolls out,” Frommer writes.
Frommer makes his case in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]