Apple doesn’t want you to jailbreak your iPhone and it’s doing everything it can to legally prevent you from doing so. In its latest attempt to make jailbreaking illegal, Apple has argued in a filing with the US Copyright Office that iPhone owners who jailbreak their iPhones and change the ECID can very well be drug dealers.

Each iPhone contains a unique Exclusive Chip Identification (ECID) number that identifies the phone to the cell tower. With access to the BBP via jailbreaking, hackers may be able to change the ECID, which in turn can enable phone calls to be made anonymously (this would be desirable to drug dealers, for example) or charges for the calls to be avoided.

The filing also goes on and on about how evil jailbreaking is. Pure propaganda if you want my opinion.

Come on Apple, with all the money you spend on these legal fees, you could at least make the effort of finding good reasons for not jailbreaking. On my end, I do have as much as 30 reasons to jailbreak 😉

Next thing you know, Apple will tell you that every time you jailbreak an iPhone, a puppy dies somewhere.

Via Slight Paranoia

  • Dil

    Lol apple should really just put the money and make the iPhone cheaper.

  • Kevin

    In the end its all politics. Apple hates not being able to control its own product. Going as low as calling people “drug dealers” is just sad.

  • David

    Ok, what do you need, yo? I sell it all, yo! Shhh… Wait a sec, let me check if BigBoss already released the update for SBSettings, yo!

  • Chris

    Oh s*&t, looks like I killed two puppies yesterday.

  • PS

    I think a few people got Apple’s point during the recent AIM messages push issues… you know the ones that went to others phones because someone made a small “workaround” in the unlocking exchange…
    http://www.tuaw.com/2009/07/21/iphone-push-exploit-sends-aim-message-to-unintended-recipients/

    I guess you just want to humor this, but issues are actually real, and you’re not really funny.

    I agree though that Apple should behave so ordinary people would have no reason to jailbreak (and actually most don’t) – but it’s their product, they’re free to do what they please and to warn about consequences. Besides there’s plenty alternatives if it’s not to the liking – or just jailbreak, shut up and be happpy like the rest of us.

  • Carlos

    Puppies don’t die, right??? :[