It looks as if the popular Flipboard app for iPad has added a jailbreak warning in a recent update. Upon launching the app, users that are jailbroken see a pop up warning them of potential issues on a jailbroken device.
Is this anything to be concerned about? I'd highly doubt it. As far as I know, developers can implement a checker for do things like this but it isn't anything new. Skype has been. It's just the first time we've seen a large app practicing this. I vaguely remember getting a pop up warning about my iPhone being jailbroken over a year ago on some rogue app I downloaded.
Flipboard will function just the same as it's supposedly just a warning. When a perturbed reader contacted Flipboard about his misgivings with this new practice, a Flipboard spokesperson had this to say,
I don't personally believe this is going to be a huge issue or something a lot of developers will implement. If they did, I could see how it would become increasingly annoying to deal with the pop ups. What do you guys think? Is this the start of Apple finding a way to curb jailbreaking or is it just a mere annoyance some app developers are implementing on their own accord?
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