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Thoughts on the soon-to-be-released iPad3 Jailbreak

“Nothing much jailbreak related has happened in the last few weeks until 45 minutes ago when Pod2G tweeted “News: we have all exploits required to do a new jailbreak. I’m working on bypassing ASLR at bootup”. If you don’t remember Pod2G was the person in charge of the exploits used in the previous 5.0.1 jailbreak that worked for all devices. With the iPad 3 publicly un-cracked, this upcoming jailbreak will be the first to unlock the true potential of the device. As for the release it still could take a while. The Absinthe jailbreak was released weeks after news broke of exploits on Pod2G’s blog. Additionally, Chpwn tweeted “Remember: just because all the exploits are found doesn’t mean that a jailbreak exists — it’s likely months away from first working at all”.” ~ source

I'm all for 'jailbreaking' the ipad so that i can finally own the goddamn thing.  Right now, quite often, it is just a ‘purchasing-device which apple issues to us, at our cost even, so that we can use it to buy things off them.  Something like paying hundreds to buy a credit card before you can make the most of it. 

I don’t care how beautiful it is in Apple’s ecosystem. What matters is the walls that do not serve to protect us, but to keep us in. Considering how much Apple is raking in through purchases made through the ipad, and considering how they disable us from expanding storage the old fashion way so that idiots will quietly do as they are meant to do by Apple and buy space on their icloud; or, due to lack of storage space, be increasingly inclined to buy media from them instead of loading our own on it (and because of the space it’s going to take up, needing to buy iCloud subscriptions; and given that we can’t use their apps on other tablets, which basically means that we don’t even own the apps we buy, they should be giving us the godamn iPad don’t you think.  

Anyway, these jailbreaks must be quite a thorn in the arse of the heir to that profiteering plonker, Jobs, since more enlightened people might not want to upgrade to the next ‘The New iPad 2’ or ‘The New iPad3’, etc, because jailbreaks generally come out only a few months before the next ‘Newest New iPad’ is released.  Quite pointless upgrading to an un-jailbroken ‘Newer than last year’s New iPad’, just after having jailbroken one’s ‘Not as New as the Newest iPad’ and hence finally owning it right.  That’s like being allowed out of prison to smell the flowers and then be led by the ear back into solitary confinement within the walled auspices of Apple’s self-serving mephistophelean walled garden.  I don’t care how beautiful it is in Apple’s ecosystem.  What matters is the walls that do not serve to protect us, but to keep us in.  And what we need is a technological mini socialist revolution that goes on in the guise of efforts to jailbreak ipads, iphones, and etc. 



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