Apple published Thursday a support article cautioning users about jailbreaking the iPhone (as well as other Apple handheld audio devices).
Unlike the company's recent filing to U.S. Copyright Office that suggested that jailbreaking the iPhone might pose a national threat and be the cause of AT&T's unreliable service, the article states that "customers who have installed software that makes these modifications have encountered numerous problems in the operation of their hacked iPhone."
This means that if you get your iPhone jailbroken, for example, you will cause yourself, not others, problems. This is such a relief for me.
The problems that Apple mentioned include:
Device and application instability: Frequent and unexpected crashes of the device, crashes and freezes of built-in apps and third-party apps, and loss of data Unreliable voice and data: Dropped calls, slow or unreliable data connections, and delayed or inaccurate location data Disruption of services: Services such as Visual Voice mail, YouTube, Weather, Stocks as well as push-based third party applications have been disrupted or no longer work on the device Compromised security: Security compromises have been introduced by the modifications that could allow hackers to steal personal information, damage the device, attack the wireless network, or introduce malicious software or viruses Shortened battery life: The hacked software has caused an accelerated battery drain that shortens the operation of an iPhone or iPod Touch on a single battery charge Inability to apply future software updates: Some unauthorized modifications have caused damage to the iPhone OS that is not repairable… Read more