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More reasons not to buy an iPhone: Remote wipe of 'unauthorised' applications

, posted: 8-Aug-2008 09:52

As if anyone still needs another reason to know that buying an iPhone is a really bad idea, here is another one: Apparently, Apple can remotely wipe any applications that it doesn't agree with. On your iPhone. Without you having a say in it.

Really, this in conjunction with the already established reasons and exorbitant prices should be enough for anyone not to touch that thing with a 10-foot pole.


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Comment by Alex, on 10-Aug-2008 04:29

This has been proven wrong. You post as if its asserted fact, but all along it was speculation that has now been proven wrong. The "blacklist" is for applications to use the GPS and is for malicious use.

The bad thing is that this was proven wrong a day or two ago and yet you're posting about it now.


Author's note by foobar, on 10-Aug-2008 15:13

@Alex: Nice for you to point out that this supposedly has ben proven wrong. When I looked for information about it, though, I couldn't find any that confirmed your claim. Would you mind posting a link with some information about it, please?


Author's note by foobar, on 12-Aug-2008 10:38

@Alex: Haven't heard any news about that alleged prove that you have about this being wrong. But there continues to be more information confirming that it IS true. In fact, it even has been confirmed by Steve Jobs himself.

So, let me ask you: What are you going on about?


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