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Apple Quietly Drops iOS Jailbreak Detection API 164

bednarz writes "Without explanation, Apple has disabled a jailbreak detection API in iOS, less than six months after introducing it. Device management vendors say the reasons for the decision are a mystery, but insist they can use alternatives to discover if an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad has been modified so it can load and alter applications outside of Apple's iTunes-based App Store."
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Apple Quietly Drops iOS Jailbreak Detection API

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  • by rsborg ( 111459 ) on Friday December 10, 2010 @08:21PM (#34519980) Homepage

    I might be missing something, but the iPod touch isn't a phone. And I'm not really sure why Google would even want to compete with it.

    ie, it's basically a tiny tablet. It's mobile computing just like the iPhone (but without a phone or mobile data). Seems like Google does want to compete or be involved in that market (see Galaxy Tab, Android Honeycomb, supposed hundreds of tablet models next year, etc).

    The iPod Touch is a great device and probably accounts for a bit of the iPhone success in that folks who can't afford (or are too young) to own their own cell phone can still participate in the AppStore goodness.

    Perhaps Google isn't competing because it would pretty much be a full-out declaration of war against Apple, and that would be bad for business.

No problem is so large it can't be fit in somewhere.