“Apple has been locked in a long-term war of attrition against iOS jailbreakers,” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes reports for ZDNet. “At the WWDC 2013 keynote speech, Apple unveiled a new iOS 7 feature designed to combat iPhone theft, and suddenly Apple has a good reason to battle against jailbreaking.”
“Although not mentioned in the keynote, I’m assuming that Activation Lock will work for iPads and iPod touch devices too,” Kingsley-Hughes reports. “Activation Lock is a long way removed from the frankly pathetic security features built into current releases of iOS, which can be bypassed by wiping the handset, or jailbreaking the device.”
Kingsley-Hughes reports, “Since jailbreaking involved bypassing the security features that Apple has built into iOS, a feature like Activation Lock would be useless if all the thief had to do was jailbreak the handset in order to bypass the security feature. Now Apple’s long-term war against the jailbreakers makes sense. Perfect sense.”
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