Jailbreaking is a term that has lately been used in context of Apple’s products. Tech developers and consumers alike are using it to describe some aspect about some of Apple’s products. So, what is jailbreaking?
In order to perfectly grasp what the term means, one has to first have a comprehension of how Apple works as a company. Apple is a proud company that makes high end tech devices. They range from PCs, music players and smart phones.
Their products are very popular due to their transcendence and careful detail paid in manufacture. However, just like any other popular brand or product, Apple products have a major short coming according to consumers.
Apple seems to enjoy exclusivity. They want to seem only dependent on themselves. That is why you cannot load music into an iPod by simply directly connecting it to your PC. You need to have an iTunes app.
This is not because Apple cannot manufacture products that are easily compatible with other tech aspects. Apple can easily do so if they wanted. They instead choose to program their devices to exclusively be associated with Apple products.
This is the case with the iPhone. IPhones are programmed to only install applications that have been approved by apple. That means one cannot just download an app from anywhere and install it on the phone.
There are many good applications that people are locked out from installing because of this. There are also many programmers who can develop apps that can be installed by devices on iOS. However, this aspect locks out such apps and that is exactly where jail breaking comes in.
What is jailbreaking? Jailbreaking is the ‘unlocking’ or ‘opening up’ of the platform within your iPhone to enable you to install apps that are not yet approved by apple. This is a free service that has been programmed and developed by a group of programmers.