An unusual post has been made by Apple on their support page that suggests iOS users not to Jailbreak their iPhone & iPad to be safe from security vulnerabilities, instability, shortened battery life and other issues.
Apple clearly notes that Jailbreaking can cause numerous issues to the hacked iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch such as:
- Security vulnerabilities: Jailbreaking your device eliminates security layers designed to protect your personal information and your iOS device. With this security removed from your iOS device, hackers may steal your personal information, damage your device, attack your network, or introduce malware, spyware, or viruses.
- Instability: Frequent and unexpected crashes of the device, crashes, and freezes of built-in apps and third-party apps, and loss of data.
- Shortened battery life: The hacked software has caused an accelerated battery drain that shortens the operation of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on a single battery charge.
- Unreliable voice and data: Dropped calls, slow, or unreliable data connections, and delayed or inaccurate location data.
- Disruption of services: Services such as iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, Apple Pay, Visual Voicemail, Weather, and Stocks, have been disrupted or no longer work on the device. Additionally, third-party apps that use the Apple Push Notification Service have had difficulty receiving notifications or received notifications that were intended for a different hacked device. Other push-based services such as iCloud and Exchange have experienced problems synchronizing data with their respective servers.
- Inability to apply future software updates: Some unauthorized modifications have caused damage to iOS that is not repairable. This can result in the hacked iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch becoming permanently inoperable when a future Apple-supplied iOS update is installed.
This is the first time that Apple has come up with this kind of article relating to Jailbreaking. It clearly suggests users not to Jailbreak iPhone or iPad and not to make any kind of modifications on iOS.
iOS 11.3 Jailbreak is coming very soon. What are your thoughts on it? Will you still Jailbreak your iOS device or will you listen to Apple?