I just read a good post by Wayne Dixon at Macgasm on how Apple could ‘win ‘ against the jailbreaking community. As someone who has enjoyed running my various iPhones jailbroken for a very healthy percentage of the time I ‘ve owned them, I don ‘t want Apple to ‘win ‘ the cat and mouse […]
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Best Way To Win Back iPhone Jailbreakers: One Word, Multitasking

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I just read a good post by Wayne Dixon at Macgasm on how Apple could ‘win ‘ against the jailbreaking community. As someone who has enjoyed running my various iPhones jailbroken for a very healthy percentage of the time I ‘ve owned them, I don ‘t want Apple to ‘win ‘ the cat and mouse tussle with folks like the Dev Team and Geohot and others who lead the way in the jailbreaking arena.  I hope there will always be a way where there ‘s a will.

Having said that, Wayne ‘s post also made me think about what Apple could do to sway current jailbreakers to get back to running their iPhones with the stock OS.  There are a number of very nice things that come with being jailbroken, from theming to quick toggling on/off of battery-sucking services, to lock screen enhancements, improvements to home screen and app organizing, and so on.

But I think that the biggest single thing that would convert an awful lot of jailbreakers is multitasking.  If OS 4.0 offers some (strong, well executed) level of multitasking, and a few other shiny new features with it, there will be plenty of folks breaking their jailbreak straight away.

What do you all think?  Is there any other single thing that would tempt you away from jailbreak?  Or anything at all that would?

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