Originally Posted by Qualia
So, the idea that "openness" increases security issues is false, yet you provide evidence to the contrary: malware on jailbroken devices.
The jail breaking program opened the closed device, but the developers failed to take into account enabling security by default for those less skilled who were just trying to regain control over their device that Apple has taken away from them.
Offering the solution of "enable all security and make the user tinker with it" is not a solution that Apple deems adequate.
It´s exactly what Apple has done for decades with their Mac operating systems.
Apple doesn't support jailbroken devices and yet people with jailbroken phones still complain when legitimate apps don't work well, which wastes Apple's time as well as the developers. Imagine if they actually legitimized jailbreaking your phone?
What if they did?, they likely would they follow the model of what has worked flawlessly on OS X.
Instead they got greedy, all controlling and flippant with their App Store approval process.
It's like with Windows. Who bore the brunt of blame for instability on Windows: Microsoft or the developers of the drivers that caused the crashes?
I would expect Microsoft to be more prone to closing their devices to thwart actual security issues than Apple who has little or none for decades. So obviously there is some other reason right?
I honestly wonder how many "ordinary people" out there are lamenting their lack of "freedom" on the iTouch devices.
Even libraries have rules, policies, standards, etc. They don't just offer any book somebody off the streets gives them. That might make them draconian, but it works for the majority of people. Same with the iTouch devices.
The iTouch has only a 9% adoption rate among all computer users (PC and Mac) compared to 36% for the iPod.