Apple Blames Jailbreaking For Recent AT&T Visual Voicemail Outages

Apple Blames Jailbreaking For Recent AT&T Visual Voicemail Outages

Apple’s not through with their blitz against jailbreaking, with this newly updated support doc that says, among other things, that the recent Visual Voicemail outages from AT&T were caused by—and happened to—hacked iPhones.

Apple Argues Jailbreaking iPhones Can Lead To Terrorism

Apple Argues Jailbreaking iPhones Can Lead To Terrorism

Apple is doing everything it can to sway the Copyright Office, which is in charge of periodically handing out DMCA exemptions, to keep iPhone jailbreaking illegal. We always thought Apple was against any exemption because of their exclusivity deal with AT&T. But no, it turns out they’ve been trying to protect us all from a Die Hard attack on the nation’s communications infrastructure.

Apple, AT&T Won't Let You Buy A New iPhone For 18 Months, Even If You Pay Full Price

Apple, AT&T Won't Let You Buy A New iPhone For 18 Months, Even If You Pay Full Price

Ronny can’t buy a new iPhone for the next 18 months, even though he’s willing to fork over $499 for an unsubsidized model. Ronny swapped his original 8 GB iPhone for a 16 GB version within his first month of service, but recently lost the phone. Now, both Apple and AT&T are telling him that he’s a jailbreaker and he can’t have a new phone for 18 months—unless he’s willing to get a new phone number.

Apple Wants To Make Jailbreaking Worthy Of Jail Time, $2500 Fine

Apple Wants To Make Jailbreaking Worthy Of Jail Time, $2500 Fine

[it] would have the right to claim statutory damages of up to $2,500 “per act of circumvention.” People who jailbreak phones, might even be subject to criminal penalties of as long as five years, if they circumvented copyright for a financial gain.