Copyright Office of the U.S. Library of Congress had introduced two critical exceptions to the DMCA, which makes it legal for users to jailbreak and unlock their iPhone in the US.
Apple’s spokesperson provided Cult Of Mac the following statement:
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.
This is in line with the support document where Apple has cautioned users against jailbreaking their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
As we had mentioned earlier, this doesn’t change things much for iPhone users as the cat and mouse game between Apple and the iPhone hacking community will continue but from a legal point of view they can now jailbreak their iPhone without fear of copyright infringement penalties.
If you’re worried about void your iPhone’s warranty then you can always follow our step by step guide to revirginize your iPhone to bring it back to factory conditions.
Do you think Apple is right in denying service to users who have jailbroken their iPhone? Will it stop you from jailbreaking your iPhone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
[via Cult Of Mac]