Have you heard that saying, “there’s an app for everything”? It’s not true, not really. I’m yet to find that can brush my teeth and get the lint out of the dryer…
Yes, you might find an app that does what you want it to do, sort of, but there’ll be another few hundred identical apps alongside of it. It’s pretty much guaranteed that, at least 50% of the time, you won’t find what you are looking for.
Unless you download that great looking third-party app you saw on the internet. Ad, but you can’t do that can you? Apple won’t let you. In fact, Apple won’t let you download or do very much with your iPhone or iPad, despite the fact that you shelled out good money for it.
It makes no difference. You could pay $1,000,000 for a brand new iPhone and still you would be restricted in what you do. You can’t even download the music you want to listen to if it isn’t on iTunes. That’s another piece of Apple software in case you didn’t know.
You can see where this is going. Apple wants to control you. They want to dictate to you what you use your iPhone for. They want you to listen to their music, not what you want to hear. And they certainly don’t want you changing the way the iOS interface looks or works.
So, what can you do? You’ve paid hundreds of dollars for a nice high-tech mobile device and you are stuck with it the way it is. Not necessarily.
You can always jailbreak your iPhone.
But, Apple don’t’ like jailbreaking. They don’t think you should be allowed to do that. That would mean you would be able to download all those wonderful third-party apps, the ones that do exactly what you want them to do.
This is why jailbreaks were first invented. Because the developers and the consumers got tired of being told what they could and couldn’t do with their own devices. Even the Federal Courts in the USA told Apple that jailbreaking is legal, on an iPhone anyway.
Apple really is their own worst enemy sometimes. Placing restrictions on people doesn’t make the tow the line. No, it’s more likely to make them revolt and that’s exactly what is happening now. Every time Apple brings out a new firmware, the developers break into it and produce a piece of software that lets you do the same.
A piece of software that gives you access to thousands of third-party aps, most of which are free and all of which are useful. It’s a game that has been going on for years. Apple build s anew firmware, the hackers break it. Apple closes the door; the hackers usually find a way to open it again, if not this time, certainly the next time around.
You only have to take a look at iOS 7 to see how controlling Apple really are. By reproducing some of the more popular jailbreak tweaks as features n iOS 7 they think they have stopped you from jailbreaking.
There is one other, major reason why Apple wants you to use the app store.
If you don’t and Apple allows jailbreaks, they lose a lot of revenue. Apple charges developers $99 per year for the privilege of putting apps in their app store and, if the app store isn’t used, there won’t be any reason for developers to pay.
You can play your part in stopping Apple from controlling your life – make use of the jailbreak software when it is released and download the apps you want from where you want, not where they tell you to.
If you’re sick of Apple trying to control your life, you can learn how to jailbreak iOS 7.0.3 here