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Apple Remote Kill Switch is iPhone Jailbreak Weapon

Apple has files a patent for a Remote Kill Switch app, which isn’t out of the ordinary as numerous OS makers use a remote kill switch app to delete any unauthorised applications; however it appears that Apple is taking the remote kill switch a tad further than other operating system manufacturers.

According to an article over on Pocket Now by Chuong Nguyen, and by way of Apple Insider, this new Remote Kill Switch patent from Apple is a new weapon in the fight against jailbreaking the iPhone as this new Remote Kill Switch can also lock out jailbreakers.

Apparently the Patent for the Remote Kill Switch can also lock out unauthorised users if your iPhone has been stolen, but also marks the jailbreaker as an unauthorised user and thus with the new app a carrier could effectively cripple or shut down the device when it detects the user is unauthorised.

The Remote Kill Switch can apparently detect an unauthorised user by comparing the sound of a voice, a pictures and even the user’s heartbeat and if these don’t match the stats of the authorised user the person using the device can be deleted as the authorised user.

If Apple manages to implement this paten they will have the ability to basically remotely control who uses their devices, a good thing or bad, what do you think?

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5 thoughts on “Apple Remote Kill Switch is iPhone Jailbreak Weapon”

  1. Susan Platter says:

    There will be hysteria from the jailbreak lobby but something that can stop a thief from using someone else's phone will surely make them less attractive to steal and that can only be a good thing. I have never been mugged but it must be terrifying.

  2. Eric says:

    f apple and steve jobs.. i used to be a real fan but this is just pathetic…

    Everyday I think about how much I would like to switch over to droid..

    keep it up apple and you will find this with the masses.. queer

  3. Alex says:

    Hey, did you ever try to call from your wife's iPhone? how about your kids? and now Jobs will "Kill" the iPhone just beacuse of "detect an unauthorised user by comparing the sound of a voice, a pictures and even the user’s heartbeat " ?

    Sorry, mr Apple, from now on my hard earned money go elsewhere.

  4. Chris says:

    My iPhone is my property

    A us supreme court has already legalized jailbreaking

    If this killswitch is patented and used aginst people

    I say apple will have a lot of lawsuits up their ass

    I say bring it on apple

    I want to be first in line to sue when my iPhone is bricked

    Good-day

    And tomorrow I am going with droid