Despite last week’s ruling that jailbreaking the iPhone is legal, Apple is still warning consumers that doing so is a violation of the company’s terms of service and that it reserves the right to terminate service to jailbreakers, notes “Information Week” (http://macosg.me/2/mz).
“Apple strongly cautions against installing any software that hacks the OS,” Apple says in a bulletin on its support forum. “It is also important to note that unauthorized modification of the iOS is a violation of the Phone end-user license agreement and because of this, Apple may deny service for an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that has installed any unauthorized software.”
The note was published last month, prior to the Library of Congress’ ruling that jailbreaking is not a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and is therefore legal. But the fact that the warning remains on Apple’s support site indicates the company does not believe the ruling supercedes the terms of the iPhone EULA.