Last week, we posted a video of an interview with Cydia’s creator, Jay Freeman (saurik). The clip was about 6 minutes long, and consisted of saurik showing off many of his favorite tweaks and iOS extensions in response to the question, “Why should you jailbreak your iPhone?”

The video garnered a lot of attention. It was sort of surreal to see the guy who’s devoted much of his life over the last several years to developing and maintaining Cydia explain why he loves jailbreaking so much. It seems like the video’s popularity ultimately led to its demise…

Apparently YouTube removed the video, citing that the video had been removed due to its violation of their TOS (Terms of Service). Robert Scoble, the producer of the saurik interview, tweeted that he hasn’t received an email or any other communication from YouTube as to the why the video was pulled.

One of Scoble’s theories is that a phone number, exposed in the video, caused the streaming video giant to remove his clip. It certainly can’t be due to its content. A search of YouTube for Why should you jailbreak your iPhone returns over 5,000 results.

Although there’s dozens of reasonable explanations of why the saurik interview got dropped, you have to wonder in the back of your mind if Apple had a hand in it.

The Cupertino company has been in a battle with jailbreakers for the last few years, but have become more aggressive in recent months. Asking YouTube to remove the popular saurik videos wouldn’t be the first time Apple’s requested a company to remove ties with the jailbreak community. Remember the Scion theme?

Regardless of who made the call, it certainly wasn’t the end of the world. In fact, iSpazio re-uploaded the video this morning to its YouTube channel. It appears it was edited to remove the phone number in question, so we’ll see if this video holds up.

What do you think? Is this a privacy thing with YouTube or did Apple send the suits?

  • SoCoMagNuM

    I want to know the tweak he used to make icons juggle around the screen when he moved it or dropped it. It’s not Barrel like people previously said..that is the one for 3D scrolling of the springboard apps. Any ideas? Thanks.

    • Barney

      its called graviboard 🙂

    • Jeff

      It’s called Graviboard. Search it.

    • I think it’s Graviboard.

    • Radu

      it’s graviboard

    • it’s graviboard but its not as cool as you might think 😛 i never use it anymore. after the first day you seem to just forget about it

  • Radu

    it’s graviboard i think

  • SoCoMagNuM

    Thanks thanks thanks and thanks

    • your welcome…your welcome…your welcome and your welcome

  • SoCoMagNuM

    And thanks. Lol

    • oh, did i mention you’re welcome? haha

  • kello4

    when saurik touches iphone a small circle appears. what is the name of that app

  • c0edx

    Finger pointer.

  • jamonraz

    graviboard i think 😀

  • How did he have that cursor(red circle)?
    Whats the name of the tweak, Utility?

  • How did he have that cursor (red circle)?
    Whats the name of the tweak, Utility?

  • How did he have that cursor?
    Whats the name of the tweak, Utility?

  • Apple Akbar

    Do any of you remember the Apple “1984” ad where IBM was the enemy for being rigid and controlling? Apple has become “Big Brother”. Complaining about Saurik to youtube. Not letting you jailbreak your phone, even thought the courts have decided it’s legal to do so. Deciding who can and cannot release Apps for the iPhone/iPad. Only Apple’s ideas are good enough, not yours. So sad, Apple is slowly becoming the enemy of free computing.