Jailbreaking iPhones More Legal?

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Jailbreaking iPhones More Legal?

Recently, Apple applied for a patent which allows iPhones to integrate with biometrics allowing more precise authentication of the users of the fine touch-screen device. An eagle eyed reader of the patent noticed however that the iPhone used in the patent application had been jailbroken. What's that? Apple jailbroke an iPhone and used it to help with their patent filing?

So the obvious question is how can Apple tell its customers to do something they obviously can't help doing themselves? Moreover, will this new information help the Electronic Frontier Foundation in its ongoing struggle to make iPhone jailbreaking an exception to the Digital Millennium Copyright act?

More at engadget.



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