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iOS 7 and Jailbreaking

View Poll Results: Is Apple ripping off Cydia developers?
Yes. 9 39.13%
No. 14 60.87%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll
08-24-2013, 08:46 AM
#1
iOS 7 and Jailbreaking

I watched the Apple video for iOS 7, and I noticed many "new features" that seemed to directly come from Jailbreak tweaks. The most notable one is SBSettings (Now Control Center), however there are other small features such as the clock being in real time that have been already available to jail breakers. I remember this happens with the "new" WiFi sync feature, a best selling tweak on Cydia. Does anybody think that apple is directly copying jailbreaks, and if so do you think it is right?
08-24-2013, 09:35 AM
#2
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" seems apt. It's a good thing, apple have seen deficits in their operating system that have been filled by unofficial developers and implemented their own variations. I guess a jailbreak is a fair way off, I haven't heard any bragging from the jailbreak scene lately.

08-24-2013, 10:40 AM
#3
Yes, they are "ripping" (not exactly the right word) them off, which has been pretty obvious in some cases. But I'm very thankful for that. However... I hate it how Apple is boasting with their features; example: 1 year ago: "WE HAVE TV-OUT!!!", we (the jailbreakers) had this feature like 3-2 years before that...
08-24-2013, 11:12 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 19,693
The good thing is that it will be available to non-JB users. Simple as that.

JB is technically not illegal, but it isnt supported by Apple. So these enhancements are an advantage to Apple users.

Not every advantage to a JB device has been covered by iOS7. One thing i always have on my JB ithings, is the ability to rename my apps. Im looking at how Apple will respond to that.

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08-24-2013, 11:19 AM
#5
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,485
Apple has 'ripped off' Cydia tweaks since the very first updates of iOS.... Copy/paste was only ever available via JB, as was a wallpapered background.

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08-24-2013, 12:14 PM
#6
Actually, I don't think that's ripoff what Apple does. From time to time, they have to come out with updates to their iOS, and they have to put more and more features in to please the customers.

The thing is, they left out a lot of very useful functions, so they can give them slowly to us one by one.

Jailbreakers on the other hand, got these features right away from Cydia.
08-24-2013, 01:09 PM
#7
They aren't ripping, but improving. They learn from the Cydia devs, and just work on adding to iOS 7.

If it was ripping/copying, then it would be a direct copy of the tweaks including the name. But apple have renamed there features and made them look better.

This will definitely deter people from jail breaking... Unless you want root access, then you will have no choice but to jailbreak.

I want root access for my iPhone, just like mac has root access. So why can't my iPhone. I know it's to do with security, but I guess they won't change there minds on that.
08-26-2013, 10:52 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
Since I just bought an icade cabinet I'm thinking of jail breaking my iPad so I can use mame and play TMNT 1989 arcade (always my fav arcade game)
Still on the fence but I wish more of these old games were available on the App Store so I could just buy them and make things easier.
I did once jail break my iPod 4g and found the new features pretty useless and after about a week or two I went back to the official apple iOS.
08-26-2013, 11:25 AM
#9
I think that apple do look at best selling jailbreak tweaks and include them in iOS but they make them better. If apple didnt include these features people will JB . What apple are trying to do is make JB not worth it unless you want to pirate apps. Then they can make it illegal.

P.s Anyone know if you can change the default browser in iOS 7?
I always preferred puffin instead of safari
08-26-2013, 11:28 AM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by DannyTheElite View Post
I think that apple do look at best selling jailbreak tweaks and include them in iOS but they make them better. If apple didnt include these features people will JB . What apple are trying to do is make JB not worth it unless you want to pirate apps. Then they can make it illegal.

P.s Anyone know if you can change the default browser in iOS 7?
I always preferred puffin instead of safari
or want ROOT access (full control of YOUR purchased device)