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
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.
Now, all of the Jailbreak experts out there will (or should!) know about all these apps already. The purpose of this article is to give our readers who may not be familiar with the jailbreak community just a little taste of what is out there. So, if you’re still debating whether or not to jailbreak your iPhone, after reading this we are guessing that you will make up your mind one way or another...
All of the following applications can be downloaded via Cydia on your Jailbroken iPhone.
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