Apple has disabled, without explanation, a jailbreak detection API in iOS less than six months after introducing it.
For Noobs and other people it is necessary to know about what is API.
An Application Programming Interface (API) is a particular set of rules and specifications that a software program can follow to access and make use of the services and resources provided by another particular software program that implements that API. It serves as an interface between different software programs and facilitates their interaction, similar to the way the user interface facilitates interaction between humans and computers.
An API can be created for applications, libraries, operating systems, etc, as a way to define their “vocabularies” and resources request conventions (e.g. functions calling conventions). It may include specifications for routines, data structures, object classes, and protocols used to communicate between the consumer program and the implementer program of the API.
Jailbroken devices pose a serious security threat to the enterprise. Even if the end user doesn’t intend to load malware, he will be completely unaware of malware present in unauthorized apps.
In the recently-released 4.2 version, the API intended for detecting jailbreaks has been either removed or disabled.
“We used it when it was available, but as an adjunct,” says Joe Owen, vice president of engineering at Sybase, which offers the Afaria device management software. “I’m not sure what motivated their removing that….I’ve not had anyone [at enterprise customer sites] talk to me about this API being present or being removed.”
Looks like Apple has finally gave up with the fight against jailbreaking team. But we shouldn’t be that much happy because Jailbreaking Screws your warranty of the iDevice you own. Apple might be onto some other thing because they cant let go their Devices like that. They might come up with something new in IOS4.3.
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Did Apple stopped the Cat and Mouse Fight or they are onto something Else.?