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  • One Third of iDevices in China Are Jailbroken


    With the Chinese release of the iPad 2 yesterday and the White iPhone previously, China has been in the spotlight as Apple's products are selling faster than ever. It was without peace with the iPad 2 selling out in 4 hours, riots, and similar actions with the White iPhone 4. But what I find more astounding is the percentage of iDevices that are jailbroken in China. The statistics tell the tale.

    Umeng, a firm that researches and collects date for mobile developers, released a packet of statistics regarding the number of jailbroken iDevices. According to their findings, 34.6% of all iDevices in China are jailbroken. Along with the above, they also released some other important data summarized below (not all examples are listed). The translation from Chinese was done by TechNode.
    • The iPhone 4 takes 54% of the iOS market while second place, the iPhone 3Gs, is only at 16.1%.
    • On average, 34.6% of all iDevices in China are jailbroken. However, just the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3Gs separate from each other, take up at least 40%+.
    • Only 27% of all iPads in China are jailbroken.

    Without a doubt, the results are incredible. This has also raised concern, as some analysts speculate this could have a major affect in the paid app market. Although they did not directly address the issue, it would seem Umeng is trying to discourage the notion that jailbreaking users will have an effect on the number of paid applications and downloads.

    Source(s): TechNode
    This article was originally published in forum thread: One Third of iDevices in China Are Jailbroken started by Joshua Tucker View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. Chrisg828's Avatar
      Chrisg828 -
      Amazing! But it sucks cuz I can't jailbreak my iPod. Redsn0w and Greenpois0n don't work on my Mac
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Holy! That's a lot! The jailbreak disease is spreading...
    1. Joshua Tucker's Avatar
      Joshua Tucker -
      Quote Originally Posted by awesomeSlayer View Post
      Holy! That's a lot! The jailbreak disease is spreading...
      I know, it's an epidemic...they are Down With the Sickness - Disturbed. Lol.
    1. Taranis17's Avatar
      Taranis17 -
      The Chinese are also the world's largest purveyor of pirated apps for any platform. It's not rocket science to see jailbreaking opens the possibility of installing them. Yes, I know not everyone jailbreaks to pirate apps, exclusively or otherwise.
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Wow! If only it would be more like 60% world wide!


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      This is awesome. Those are some huge numbers.
    1. ptchiem's Avatar
      ptchiem -
      Why am I not shocked?
    1. koreanmasters99's Avatar
      koreanmasters99 -
      shocking!
      Shocking!
      come on guys and gals!
      We're talking about where the iphone is made..
      Technology are consumes like everyday meal!
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      And the rest are pirated.
    1. EmmanuelFuentes's Avatar
      EmmanuelFuentes -
      H'm I wonder if the Chinese will release a Jailbreak, esp. for the iPad 2 (even though the iPad 2 has been shown jailbroken)
    1. bartzjosh's Avatar
      bartzjosh -
      Quote Originally Posted by Chrisg828 View Post
      Amazing! But it sucks cuz I can't jailbreak my iPod. Redsn0w and Greenpois0n don't work on my Mac
      why don't you use 'PwnageTool' and Redsn0w is made to run on macs?

      great info btw!
    1. apploot's Avatar
      apploot -
      Jailbroken is helpful in some aspects, but it gives a platform for the pirated applications as well.
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      That's cause they see the potential in What a iPhone that's Jailbroken can do verses a Normal iPhone. I myself am glad I have J/B both my iPhone AND...iPad. I just hope that they don't find a Cure for THIS...disease
    1. Kingmarvin13's Avatar
      Kingmarvin13 -
      I love my jailbroken iPhone
    1. Joshua Tucker's Avatar
      Joshua Tucker -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kingmarvin13 View Post
      I love my jailbroken iPhone
      Wouldn't have mine any other way .
    1. iKingsley's Avatar
      iKingsley -
      No statistic support!!! How many samples? I am skeptical about this news...
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Yeah. Jailbreak ROCK!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by iKingsley View Post
      No statistic support!!! How many samples? I am skeptical about this news...
      74.3% of statistics are made up.
    1. Chrisg828's Avatar
      Chrisg828 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bartzjosh View Post
      why don't you use 'PwnageTool' and Redsn0w is made to run on macs?

      great info btw!
      But I'm running tiger 10.4.11 so green Nd red don't open even and I got a 4.2.1 iPod 2g
    1. newyor's Avatar
      newyor -
      well, I'm not from China, but I had no choice whether to jailbreak my iPhone or not - I had to do this simply to be able to unlock it...
      And of course, cracked apps...

      So it's not surprising at all that so many iPhones are being jailbroken, and especially of course in poor countries, like China.