Consumer protection: apple support for jailbreak iphones possible after all
For years Apple has been waging a battle against jailbreak iPhones. The company argues that these devices can affect the security and stability of the iOS operating system as well as the functionality of the hardware. For this reason, warranty claims for tampered devices are also not valid. But now there is a surprising turn of events: A court ruling in Germany says Apple cannot simply refuse support for these devices.
The ruling of the Higher Regional Court in Munich is based on German consumer protection. Accordingly, it is illegal for Apple to refuse support for jailbreak iPhones on principle. In the event of a defect or fault, customers must still be entitled to repair or replacement. This also applies to devices where the jailbreak was done before purchase, as the court ruled.