Jailbreaking the iPhone is a popular activity among the more adventurous and tech-savvy customers to make full use of their iPhone’s capabilities. However, considering that the procedure can open the platform to malware attacks besides ruining Apple’s successful walled-garden business model, the company had warned users that jailbreaking their iPhone could void their warranty. This has proven to be a successful strategy to prevent jailbreaking from becoming more mainstream.
However, a recent US Congress had announced that jailbreaking the iPhone to install software from other third party stores like Cydia or unlocking to another carrier are not illegal – a huge victory for jailbreakers.
But will this ruling also mean that Apple is now liable to attend to jailbroken iPhones as well? In a brief statement, Apple has warned jailbreakers that the company is still not liable to attend to iPhones that have been jailbroken. The statement reads,
“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.”