Apple Applied for a Patent to Disable Jailbroken Devices

U.S. Corts already made Jailbreaking and Unlocking iPhone fully legal, But Apple will still fight jailbreaking by upgrading iOS devices to kill the jailbreak, Not only that! Today, Apple has applied for a patent titled “Systems and Methods for Identifying Unauthorized Users of an Electronic Device”, which will allow it to remotely disable an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch if it detects any unauthorized activity such as hacking, jailbreaking or unlocking the iOS-based device.

Ars Technica posts:

The patent, titled “Systems and Methods for Identifying Unauthorized Users of an Electronic Device,” describes several ways a device could sense who is using an iPhone or iPad. Among the methods considered are voice print analysis, photo analysis, heartbeat analysis (!), hacking attempts, or even “noting particular activities that can indicate suspicious behavior.”
The device could automatically snap pictures of the unauthorized user and record the GPS coordinates of the device, as well as log keystrokes, phone calls, or other activity.
Once an unauthorized user is detected, the device can then automatically disable certain features or send notifications to Twitter or other services.

They didn’t mention anything about jailbreaking, but they mentioned “hacking attempts”, Good move Apple! So will you still jailbreaking? Or Apple will really stops you from jailbreaking and unlocking iDevices?

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