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  • NBC Jailbreaks iPhones!
    From Gizmodo:



    If you looked closely at last night's episode of Saturday Night Live during the iPhone: The Affair sketch, you may or may not have noticed a certain extra "Installer" icon next to the iTunes button. So what's that icon signify? The iPhone being used was Jailbroken (or, hacked for programs and games, in layman terms).

    Maybe the hacked iPhone is just part of the joke. Maybe the hack makes for an simpler, more customizable production prop. Or maybe, since we knew Apple and NBC weren't getting along before, this is a not-so-subtle kick in the groin to a technology company struggling to consumers from hacking their product. Hit the jump for a bigger version.

    Go NBC!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GBGA6bmGfw"]YouTube - iPhone Ad- SNL[/ame]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: NBC Jailbreaks iPhones! started by DoerrFan View original post
    Comments 42 Comments
    1. iphonejeff's Avatar
      iphonejeff -
      wow thats cool!
    1. Broomhead's Avatar
      Broomhead -
      Thats Awesome Showing the world what apple is Not giving them.
    1. DoerrFan's Avatar
      DoerrFan -
      Look at the top left the carrier logo is different to!
      NBC unlocks iPhones now!
      w00t!
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      haha, that's great!
    1. dchurch21's Avatar
      dchurch21 -
      apple should just give up, they cant win. There will always be someone who can beat what they patch.
    1. Tomer's Avatar
      Tomer -
      haha cool, good for us
    1. pmas's Avatar
      pmas -
      excellent
    1. geoffl1's Avatar
      geoffl1 -
      lol, it looks unlocked
    1. ShadyBeagle's Avatar
      ShadyBeagle -
      go nbc
    1. meatwagon's Avatar
      meatwagon -
      the carrier signal is also different, problably unlocked as well.

      whoops, i guess i should of read everyone elses posts...

      ECHO
      ECHo
      ECho
      Echo
      echooooo
    1. xplod4202's Avatar
      xplod4202 -
      A few weeks ago on the episode of Law and Order they were using iPhone like it had a capability of shooting videos.
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      LO-Freakin'-L! That's great stuff. And NBC has the faux-commercial on their SNL page STILL!
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      So does this mean Apple will now go after NBC because of this commercial and its prominent use of the Apple logo, the image, and the iPhone name they displayed? Talk about tarnishing a product with this message they sent in this spoof. Let's not forget NBC just profited off the misuse of Apple trademarks more with that one airing than any hacker website ever will.

      I bet Apple does nothing because NBC / GE's legal team probably dwarfs Apple's legal team. I guess they only come after defenseless websites.

      I don't even want to hear anyone post about the fair use parody clause. How does fair use not apply to any hacker website?
    1. robbpell's Avatar
      robbpell -
      heres a link to the clip for those who did see it
      http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Li...eo/#mea=178706
    1. DoerrFan's Avatar
      DoerrFan -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      So does this mean Apple will now go after NBC because of this commercial and its prominent use of the Apple logo, the image, and the iPhone name they displayed? Talk about tarnishing a product with this message they sent in this spoof. Let's not forget NBC just profited off the misuse of Apple trademarks more with that one airing than any hacker website ever will.

      I bet Apple does nothing because NBC / GE's legal team probably dwarfs Apple's legal team. I guess they only come after defenseless websites.

      I don't even want to hear anyone post about the fair use parody clause. How does fair use not apply to any hacker website?
      Yeah, wait are we allowed to say iPhone anymore?
    1. speedy523's Avatar
      speedy523 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DoerrFan View Post
      Look at the top left the carrier logo is different to!
      NBC unlocks iPhones now!
      w00t!
      actually if watch the vid on NBC's site u can actually see that it says "No Service" which makes me think they used something like 'AppSnapp" because thats how it looks after u run it

      and that means they may actually be reading this site
    1. kainisable's Avatar
      kainisable -
      sweet!!
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      What's up, NBC folks. Welcome. Hit cash or I up if ya need an interview. hahahaha
    1. manille's Avatar
      manille -
      I pissed myself looking at the pics. Go Dev Team go!
    1. rbleeker's Avatar
      rbleeker -
      Hey guys, lets not hit them too hard, as it is probably just the poor sap that lent his/her iPhone to the production team that will get the wrap and loose his/her job. NBC will hide themselves behind the underdog for sure...... :-) Hackers unite!

      Be nice to see a face to face on air interview with cash & poetic_folly and Steve Jobs .. he he he.