The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have broken all of Apple’s previous sales records, with more than 10 million units selling in just a couple of days. While many will be upgrades, a large number will be new to the iPhone and, most likely, to jailbreaking as well.
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If you have never jailbroken your iPhone before, it will be a bit of an eye-opener. Jailbreaking opens the way to a whole new world, a world where you can customize and add functions and features that Apple won’t allow you to do.
Of course, because Apple don’t agree with jailbreaking, some people still believe that it is illegal. Indeed, Apple themselves says it is even though it was given exemption under the DMCA act – quite simply, it doesn’t break any laws, only provides a way to download third-party apps.
According to Apple, jailbreaking violates the end-user license agreement and they say that it leaves a device wide open to malware and viruses. The same risk applies to downloading apps from just about anywhere other than the iOS app store – they go through rigorous testing, whereas apps in Cydia, the jailbreak store, do not.
However, Apple is not happy about the ruling and is hoping that it will be reversed this year, although the EFF have lobbied to keep it legal. In the meantime, because they say it violates the EULA, they will void the warranty of anyone who jailbreaks their iPhone.
The easy way out of that is, if you need to take your iPhone in to the shop, to restore it and remove the jailbreak. They way, Apple need never know and you can always reinstall the jailbreak later on.