Thursday, September 27, 2007


There is some major news regarding the iPhone. Apple released an update for the software. Version 1.1.1 is out there. If you're one of the intrepid few who decided to hack your phone, well, you'll need to remember where you put that AT&T SIM.

Well, for all you hackers who just had to hack away your AT&T connection, think about this:

You bought an iPhone knowing that the deal included an AT&T account. Apple provided an EULA with the phone. You agreed to it when you turned it on. Then you decided, on your own, to break your part of the contract with Apple. Now you think, after you broke your part of the bargain, that Apple owes you software updates that don't break your hacks.

No, dumbshits. Apple just owes you software updates that don't break the software that is within the terms of the EULA, and which they provide to those of us who live within those terms. You broke your frigging phone, and your word; not Apple. Apple could, if they wanted to, write an update that detects hacked phones รก la Microsoft and permanently disables them.

Quit your damned sniveling. Get a grip. Apple is not the bad guy in this scenario. I don't know how anyone can expect Apple to produce an upgrade that doesn't break a hacked phone. Is Apple supposed to assume responsibility for the compatibility of every piece of code hacked into one of their machines? That's just stupid.

If you're an experienced hacker, safe and snug in the knowledge that you can get away with it, well have fun. You're on your own, though. Apple owes you squat. Don't try to fool the rest of the world that you're a good guy trying to help them out. If you're putting your hacks on the web for Joe Orthopaedicsurgeon to naively and trustingly install, you're lying to him. You're telling him that Apple is the bad guy for having rules you don't like. You're telling him that the terms of the EULA don't really apply. You're not the good guy. You're an asshole perpetuating dishonesty.

Dammit. Now I'm hungry.