iPhone 3G S jailbreaking prohibited by Apple terms of service

Apple is publicly making it clear in their Terms of Service agreement that jailbreaking is still a no-no.

Apple is making it clear that the company does not support jailbreaking. Its iPhone 3G S terms of service, displayed on the iPhone 3G vs. 3G S comparison page, spell out the restriction:

iPhone OS 3.0 beta 5 jailbroken Dev-Team

1. ...Use constitutes acceptance of Apple's software license agreement and third-party terms located in the iPhone box. Unauthorized modification of your iPhone software violates the software license agreement. Inability to use an iPhone due to unauthorized modifications is not covered under your warranty.

However, we also know that the iPhone Dev-Team claims to already have iPhone OS 3.0 jailbroken . (It remains to be seen whether the jailbreak will be effective on iPhone 3G S hardware.)

Apple is gradually adding features to the iPhone and iPhone OS and also removing SDK app limitations, as with TomTom's turn-by-turn navigation . Given the feature expansion, is jailbreaking really necessary? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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