The jailbreaking community continues to grow each year with more and more users hacking their devices. Flurry, an analytic company that tracks the behavior of iPhone users said, “The number of jailbroken devices fluctuates from 5 to 8 percent, which is roughly about three million users.”(Fitzgerald, Thomas. “Breaking Into the Smartphone (Risks Included).”) New York Times. 24 Nov. 2010. Web. 7 Sept. 2011.) When I asked a programmer that has administrative access to the Cydia servers approximately how many users download from their site he replied, “ Last time I checked we were close to five million users.” (Toyvan. Personal interview. 1 Sept. 2011 ) Apple does not believe that jailbreaking iDevices should be legal and is in a constant battle trying to stay one move ahead of jailbreak developers with each update. “At st...
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...jailbreaking community will continue to push the boundaries of what can be done with these devices.” (Jurick et al. 2)
Fitzgerald, Thomas J. "Jailbreaking or Rooting Your Phone Is Legal but Can Be Risky - NYTimes.com." The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. 24 Nov. 2010. Web. 7 Sept. 2011.
Kravets, David. "U.S. Declares IPhone Jailbreaking Legal, Over Apple’s Objections | Threat Level | Wired.com." Wired.com. Web. 5 Sept. 2011.
Toyvan. Personal interview. 1 Sept. 2011
Iang, Don. Personal interview. 5 Sept. 2011
Jurick, David, et al. Iphone Hacks: Pushing the Iphone and Ipod Touch Beyond Their Limits. Published by Make Books a division of O'Reilly Media, Inc. April 2009. Print.
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