Apple has never, and will probably never be, fond of jailbreaking and servicing those who chose to jailbreak their devices. However, as the evasi0n jailbreak had so much hype built up, Apple was hoping to deter a few jailbreakers via a Support article. Apple notes that jailbreaking causes lackluster performance, battery degredation, security issues, and more. Here’s the article, via MuscleNerd:
As designed by Apple, iOS and iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are designed to work together reliably. Unauthorized modifications to iOS (“jailbreaking”) can cause numerous issues to the hacked iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Examples of issues caused by these unauthorized modifications to iOS have included the following:
Instability: Frequent and unexpected crashes of the device, crashes and freezes of built-in apps and third-party apps, and loss of data.
Security vulnerabilities: Security compromises have been introduced by these modifications that could allow hackers to steal personal information, damage the device, attack the wireless network, or introduce malware or viruses.
Shortened battery life: The hacked software has caused an accelerated battery drain that shortens the operation of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on a single battery charge.
Unreliable voice and data: Dropped calls, slow or unreliable data connections, and delayed or inaccurate location data.
Disruption of services: Services such as Visual Voicemail, Weather, and Stocks have been disrupted or no longer work on the device. Additionally, third-party apps that use the Apple Push Notification Service have had difficulty receiving notifications or received notifications that were intended for a different hacked device. Other push-based services such as iCloud and Exchange have experienced problems synchronizing data with their respective servers.
Inability to apply future software updates: Some unauthorized modifications have caused damage to iOS that is not repairable. This can result in the hacked iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch becoming permanently inoperable when a future Apple-supplied iOS update is installed.
Apple strongly cautions against installing any software that hacks iOS. It is also important to note that unauthorized modification of iOS is a violation of iOS end-user license agreement and because of this, Apple may deny service for an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that has installed any unauthorized software.
Apple does hit some key points which are true, yet Apple finds someway to make them extra-dramatic, causing those who are not 100% familiar with jailbreaking, to stray away. Of course, Apple can’t really do anything about jailbreaking except for securing iOS even more, and also because jailbreaking was deemed legal by the DMCA until 2015.
As aforementioned, the evasi0n jailbreak for 6.x was released yesterday and you can learn more about it here.
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