“While jailbreaking an iPhone is legal in the US, Apple has always clearly stood against it, warning that it may void your warranty,” Sébastien Page writes for iDownloadBlog. “You can’t criticize Apple for this policy because it makes lots of sense. Why would they try to fix an issue if the device is running unauthorized code on it, right?”
Page reports, “Reddit user DurianNinja found an interesting paragraph tucked inside Apple’s retail store purchase policies that shows what I feel is interesting wording about jailbreaking an iOS device: ‘Making unauthorized modifications to the software on an iPhone violates the iPhone software license agreement. The common term for modifying an iPhone is jail-breaking, with a particular emphasis on the second part of that term. That’s why we strongly, almost emphatically, recommend that you do not do so. Really. Should you be unable to use your iPhone due to an unauthorized software modification, its repair will not be covered under the warranty.'”
Page writes, “If you ever have a software problem with a jailbroken iOS device and you want to take it to Apple for warranty service, you should always make sure you restore your device first, for two reasons.”
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