Yesterday, a court in United States ruledjailbreaking and unlocking iPhones as 100 percent legal as long as it does not violate any copyright laws. This decision was a blow for Apple who has always been against jailbreaking of iPhones. When asked about this ruling, Apple at the moment at least has adopted defensive strategy, saying that jailbreaking may have been declared as legal but it will still void your iPhone’s warranty with Apple.
This what an Apple spokesperson said to the Cult of Mac site:
Apple’s goal has always been to insure that our customers have a great experience with their iPhone and we know that jailbreaking can severely degrade the experience. As we’ve said before, the vast majority of customers do not jailbreak their iPhones as this can violate the warranty and can cause the iPhone to become unstable and not work reliably.
Well there is nothing wrong with Apple’s spokesperson statement above, but that last remark that jailbreaking will cause your iPhone to become unstable and unreliable is a bit too much in my opinion. After all, if jailbreaking iPhone was so problematic, you wouldn’t have an estimated 10 percent of jailbroken iPhones. And now since the jailbreaking has gone officially legal, expect this number to go even higher in the coming months!
So there you go.. if you have a jailbroken iPhone and for some reason you are in need to take it to Apple Store, make sure you restore it back to factory settings by simply restoring it to the official firmware via iTunes.