Top 3 Programs to Jailbreak iPhone 4/4S

by admin on May 15, 2012

For the last two weeks or so, Apple and Samsung have been two famous electronic companies in the news. Apple sued Samsung, claiming that the company copied its own tablet and phone designs, while Samsung faced primary injunctions—one right after the other. It seemed that Samsung had lost the battle until a UK judge ruled in favor of Samsung with the “Samsung’s are not as cool” judgment (this statement will live on in infamy). Apple was forced to accept its humiliation: for the next six months, the company must keep a “Samsung did not copy our designs” statement on its UK Apple website—though the judge granted the company freedom of conscience to think whatever it chooses. Meanwhile, Samsung carried forward with the sale of its tablets and smartphones, particularly the Samsung Galaxy S III.


In the news this week, Tim Cook was reported as meeting with Samsung to have some form of friendly discussion with the Android-smartphone rival company about the whole ordeal. Apple’s own Tim Cook says that the patent wars are a royal “pain,” but the UK ruling makes the patent wars far more painful for Apple than Samsung. Keep in mind that Apple has $96 million bond riding on its case before Judge Lucy Koh in northern California this coming July 30.


Tim Cook sat down with All Things Digital recently and spoke about the patent wars. This is what I transcribed from the conversation:


Hostess: “Let’s talk about the patent wars: Apple, Samsung, Google. Is it a problem for innovation?”


Tim Cook: “is it a problem for innovation? From our point of view, it’s important that Apple not be the developer for the world. We cannot take all of our energy and all of our care, and finish the painting, and have someone else put their name on it. We cannot have that…the worse thing in the world that can happen to you if you’re an engineer and you’ve given your life to something is to have someone to rip it off and put their name on it. What we want to accomplish is, we just want people to invent their own stuff.”


Host: “But there are people accusing you of ripping them off.”


TC: “When you look at those, the vast majority of those are on standards-essential patents. This is an area where the patent system is broken today. A standards-essential patent carries with it a responsibility by the person who owns the patent to license it in a fair and reasonable…way.”


Host: “What’s one example of a standards-essential patent?”


TC: “Something fundamental to connecting to the 3G network. The issue with the system (as I see it relative to this) is that this is an economic argument. No one should be able to get an injunction off of a standards-essential patent.”


Host: “you’re saying that when you sue somebody, it’s because you’ve finished the painting and somebody’s ripping you off; and when people are suing you, they’re trying to get more money than they should get under the way standards-essential patents are understood. Nobody else feels as though they’ve finished a painting that you’ve ripped off?”


TC: “I can’t tell you how people feel. What I’m saying Walt, is that Apple has not sued anyone over standards-essential patents that we own, because we view it’s fundamentally wrong to do that. The intention was that some payment be made, and you can always argue about the payment and there has to be a forum for solving those disputes. The problem in this industry is, if you add up what everyone says the standards-essential patents are worth, no one else could be in the phone business! Competition would be locked out. There’s some of this that is maddening, a waste, a time-suck. However, does it stop innovation? No, it’s not gonna stop us from innovating…”


As can be seen from the transcribed excerpt above, Tim Cook had a lot to say about Apple’s position with regard to other companies. It is interesting that he talks about how terrible it is for someone to steal Apple’s ideas; what about the fact that Apple has stolen from other companies?


When asked about Apple’s patent theft, Tim Cook turned to his definition of “standards-essential” and “non-standards-essential” patents. A standards-essential patent is one that is licensed to manufacturers by the patent owner that provides a basic feature of an item. In the transcribed excerpt above, Tim Cook says that an example of a standards-essential patent involves some basic feature of 3G. Although he did not say what the basic feature is, let us imagine that the basic feature of 3G is cell phone signals. Tim Cook would say that one company cannot take another to court and demand an injunction because another company operates using a cell phone connection. Cell phone connections are basic to cell phone and smartphone operations. In the same way, one company cannot sue another because they both use wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) technology. Wi-Fi has become a standard in today’s smartphone market, and the Wi-Fi patent a “standards-essential” patent.


For now, I have discussed standards-essential patents; I will discuss non-standards-essential patents in the next post. Stay tuned for more iPhone 4s jailbreak discussion.

You can view more information about Tim Cook’s interview with All Things Digital  here.

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