Originally Posted by wizard69
I understand both sides of the Jailbreak community arguements but that doesn't discount the fact that there is a very large proportion of thieves in the Jailbreak community. To deny this is silly. More pathetic is that most Stolen apps, for iOS, are extremely low cost, often less than a donut and a cup of coffee.
On the flip side there are many freely distributed apps for Jailbroken iOS devices that really fill in where Apple is resistant to go. In a sense Apple fuels the Jailbreak community by restricting the sale of some types of apps. I have no problem with jailbreaks for additional functionality that Apple doesn't permit or even for developers looking for a different distribution model. Many jailbreakers want nothing more, the unfortunate thing is that jaiobreakers open up the device to thieves.
For me, personally, I need to conduct demos of iPhone4, and possibly in a few weeks, iPad, in action. Having proper video mirroring is absolutely essential for this.
There will always be piracy and there is no way Apple can come out with every feature the jailbreak community develops.
So like I said, for me, I just need Cydia, load up DisplayOut, and that's more or less it. Maybe some OpenSSH for curiousity's sake. But I would be very wary of loading up any other apps/hacks since I want minimal, minimal performance and stability hits from jailbreaking.
For many reasons I don't pay for every single piece of media I download. But for apps, I don't see the point just going out and pirating like crazy just for the sake of it. If I use it, I pay for it, and enjoy the upgrades and functionality. This is for official App Store apps. I don't think I've downloaded one pirated app for "testing". For Cydia apps, I paid once for DisplayOut and I think that is enough. I may pay again but the Cydia system for recognising purchases, etc. is still a little screwy. So I can't say I'm going to be 110% honest on that because I don't want to keep paying for something I already paid for. Plus you need to pay for again to use on a different device, which is not what it is for the App Store, you can use the same app purchased once only on multiple devices.
Ironically my use of iPhone4 and iPad is quite simple. Web, browsing, some entertainment, a few key apps, and that's it.
My morals are never 100% but I thought it important to share my experience.