Hahahahaha, suck it Apple. You tried convincing me that cracking your software would be illegal because you haven’t approved of third-party programs. And now you have been hit by a mighty hammer.
You know who disagrees with you? The Library of Congress, in charge of processing and mandating copyright law cases, on Monday. So bust out your iPhone 4’s, get yourselves some Cydia, and make the people who made cracking your iPhone rich. It’s estimated that revenue from jailbreaking websites and third-party application sales has exceeded 250,000 dollars a year.
Apple usually puts an incredible number of guidelines on their developers, and their application stores, only allowing approved apps – which can be rejected from the company for the most oblique and arbitrary reasons. Google didn’t fall into that trap, and allow the users of their Android OS to download applications outside of their Android store. This means that finally iPhone users can break free of their painfully hip shackles and development constraints. They might even make an app that lets you buy a new iPhone 4 for less than 800 dollars on Amazon, a problem I am in dire need of solving.
Steve Jobs will probably fire a laser at the Library of Congress from space, but for now, we can rejoice in our shared and non-illegal nerddom.