Apple has finally gotten around to posting a support article based upon the dangers of hacking your iPhone via the process of jailbreaking. The list of possible side effects are indeed accurate, lets take a look at what is listed:

  • Device and application instability
  • Unreliable voice and data
  • Disruption of services
  • Compromised security
  • Shortened battery life
  • Inability to apply future software updates

The article is then ended with the warning that if you do jailbreak you run the risk of Apple denying you any type of service to your device if needed.


blockquote>It is also important to note that unauthorized modification of the iPhone OS is a violation of the iPhone end-user license agreement and because of this, Apple may deny service for an iPhone or iPod touch that has installed any unauthorized software.

So everything mentioned here is 100% legitimate based upon what TiPb has seen with many users in our forums. That's not to say other users have not had issue free experiences when jailbreaking. Many users have zero issues, including myself.

In the end, if you are considering jailbreaking your device or already have - you should be well aware of the possible negative side effects this process may cause.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]