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Does Hacking Closed Hardware Hinder Open Hardware?

Oct 10, 2008, 16:17 (0 Talkback[s])

"The answer isn't as simple as it may seem. Jailbreaking an iPhone to work with competing cellular carriers cuts off an assumed revenue stream; Apple and AT&T may not be happy with that. Even the reality distortion field around Cupertino and the inexplicable hatred for customers seemingly emanating from every national cellular carrier in this country would notice if Apple sold a million iPhones and only ten people signed up for AT&T's service. Modding an XBox or an Apple TV sold primarily as a loss leader to avoid subscription fees or network sales effects may cost the vendor money."

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