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  • iPhone Jailbreaking = Job Opportunities


    For one tech-savvy student at George Mason University, iPhone jailbreaking has provided a great opportunity to break the bank. Kevin Lee, a senior studying computer science, says he works full-time as an iPhone jailbreaker, earning upwards of $50,000 a year hacking iPhones that belong to his "customers" - a pool that is widening by the week.

    From a simple ad on Craigslist to a full-fledged business, Kevin Lee was profiled nationally yesterday in The Washington Post because of his successful and lucrative operation. “To be honest, when I first started, I did it for my friends, myself, but it has snowballed from there,” said Lee. “I was getting five to 10 customers a week, now it’s 30 to 40. I just had one customer from the Mongolian embassy who was moving to the capital of Mongolia, and he wanted to use the iPhone there.”

    One has to wonder if all this attention will somehow result in Apple "contacting" Mr. Lee in some fashion about his extracurricular career.

    Still, The Washington Post piece went on to detail how the jailbreak industry is "losing its anti-establishment character." One example of this newfound reality is the recent Toyota campaign that offered a free program on Cydia’s store, promoting the company’s Scion sedan.

    Adding insight to the piece was MMi co-founder Kyle Matthews: “We’ve seen expansion across the board. The Toyota ad and theme, to me, meant there was a turning of the tides and that jailbreaking is becoming more mainstream,” Kyle said. “The industry just keeps increasing; there are even repair stores that will jailbreak for you.”

    To read the full Washington Post article, click here.

    Source: The Washington Post
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone Jailbreaking = Job Opportunities started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 288 Comments
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by mr117 View Post
      You know (speaking as a high school teacher), kids DO grow up. Some may take longer than others, but most do. That said, my school has many 15-year-old girls who get pregnant. It seems to be that it's easier in this country to have a baby than to adopt a pet from the ASPCA. Not sure what to make of that....
      As you don't say what country you are from it is difficult to reply.
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      As you don't say what country you are from it is difficult to reply.
      ASPCA | The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Must be dificult to adopt an animal from the ASPCA in Russia....
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Must be dificult to adopt an animal from the ASPCA in Russia....
      lol
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      (ok now we're just getting to mocking each other a bit, simma down na)

    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Threads never stay on topic 'round here. lol trolls come in, then people get mad at trolls, thread topic lost to the tide.
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Matthews View Post
      (ok now we're just getting to mocking each other a bit, simma down na)

      Sorry kyle. Nobody will listen. I've tried
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by STRAYunINFIDEL View Post
      Sorry kyle. Nobody will listen. I've tried
      That's cuz you bez a /suckup/
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Im not sucking up. I want all of this fighting for nothing to stop
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Quote Originally Posted by STRAYunINFIDEL View Post
      Sorry kyle. Nobody will listen. I've tried
      That's nice of you, but really if you're not a mod there's no reason to try to moderate the discussion - it doesn't really accomplish anything. If mods feel it's out of hand, they/we will get to it. If we don't, there's no reason to try and tell folks what to do.
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Yeah I know. Lol. You are right.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Matthews View Post
      That's nice of you, but really if you're not a mod there's no reason to try to moderate the discussion - it doesn't really accomplish anything. If mods feel it's out of hand, they/we will get to it. If we don't, there's no reason to try and tell folks what to do.
      Let the poor boy play at being a Mod
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Ok well then. I don't get how im playing
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      It's just funny. lmao
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      Fine- nobody gets pregnant at my school, the ASPCA IS in Russia, and EVERYBODY can be a mod! OK?

      (Sorry, Kyle, I stopped but it kept going. Some things just keep rolling down the hill....)
    1. Co1d Night's Avatar
      Co1d Night -
      Quote Originally Posted by moon#pie View Post
      Too late. Anyhow, I'm not the one with messed up views of the world.
      Hope you treat your kids better than how you treat others on the interwebs X.x


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    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      They won't be trolls. kthnxbai
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      Co1d Night -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Let the poor boy play at being a Mod
      At least hes respectful to others rather than namecalling. He' s never insulted me even when I did make a small miscalculation in my above posts. Maybe one day he'll be a mod. He's more deserving than half of the people here.

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      Co1d Night -
      Quote Originally Posted by moon#pie View Post
      They won't be trolls. kthnxbai
      Good to see you can predict your child's personality.




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      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dark Syn View Post
      Good to see you can predict your child's personality.




      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
      A child's behavior is directly affected by the parenting they received. So yes, I can.