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    Question Could Apple brick the iPhone through iTunes?

    Just wondering if apple release a new iTunes version, and people try and use it to upload songs/videos to their Jailbroken/Unlocked iPhone, Could apple somehow check when the Iphone syncs and Brick the phone if it detects a Jailbroken/Unlocked iphone???
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    Its possible but highly unlikely. Apple would be opening themselves up for huge litigation worldwide as different countries have different consumer laws.

    But first and foremost it would be highly illegal and a PR nightmare for Apple to knowingly and willingly Destroy a consumers product that they have paid for in good faith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niftyiphone View Post
    Its possible but highly unlikely. Apple would be opening themselves up for huge litigation worldwide as different countries have different consumer laws.

    But first and foremost it would be highly illegal and a PR nightmare for Apple to knowingly and willingly Destroy a consumers product that they have paid for in good faith.
    I concur 100%.

    But then again anything is possible. If Apple decided to do something like this then they would be banking on "there's no publicity like bad publicity".

    The questions is does Apple have this much of a Poker face?
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    Nobody thought of this, but in theory they could, make all other versions of iTunes obsolete (through the internet) with the iPhone, then make you use a new version which can check and brick unlocked iphones, also they could do this to send out a bold message that unlocking is not allowed and wont be accepeted
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    honestly what I started doing is turning my internet off before i use itunes because i'm not risking apple doing something like that but honestly apple can't force an update since there are people who have locked phones with their corresponding service providers and they also prefer to stay on an older version. oh well bye


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    Not force an update, but maybe in a future version of itunes you might be "checked" for any unlocks and then bricked,
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    1. You have to accept a software Install on your computer, Its called a License Agreement

    2. Many companies have tried to block various illegal softwares/hardware etc, Most of the time they bodge it!

    3. Can you imagine the bill that Apple would face if they tried to pull this stunt off!

 

 

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