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Thread: NBC Jailbreaks iPhones!
11-04-2007, 11:17 AM #1
NBC Jailbreaks iPhones!
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.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GBGA6bmGfw"]YouTube - iPhone Ad- SNL[/ame]
Last edited by DoerrFan; 11-04-2007 at 12:35 PM.
11-04-2007, 11:27 AM #2
wow thats cool!
11-04-2007, 11:28 AM #3
Thats Awesome Showing the world what apple is Not giving them.
11-04-2007, 11:39 AM #4
Look at the top left the carrier logo is different to!
NBC unlocks iPhones now!
11-04-2007, 12:33 PM #5
haha, that's great!21.5" iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 l 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 l 17" PowerBook 1.67 GHz
iPhone 4 32 GB l TV 160 GB l 32 GB iPad
11-04-2007, 01:34 PM #6
apple should just give up, they cant win. There will always be someone who can beat what they patch.Johnny Cage is a FAKE
11-04-2007, 01:39 PM #7
haha cool, good for us
11-04-2007, 02:06 PM #8
11-04-2007, 03:12 PM #9
lol, it looks unlocked
11-04-2007, 03:13 PM #10
go nbcMyPhone is better than yours
11-04-2007, 03:25 PM #11
the carrier signal is also different, problably unlocked as well.
whoops, i guess i should of read everyone elses posts...
11-04-2007, 03:51 PM #12
A few weeks ago on the episode of Law and Order they were using iPhone like it had a capability of shooting videos.
11-04-2007, 04:14 PM #13
LO-Freakin'-L! That's great stuff. And NBC has the faux-commercial on their SNL page STILL!
11-04-2007, 04:16 PM #14
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?Hmm...
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11-04-2007, 05:22 PM #18
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11-04-2007, 05:35 PM #19
What's up, NBC folks. Welcome. Hit cash or I up if ya need an interview. hahahaha.
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11-04-2007, 06:01 PM #20Omg!
I pissed myself looking at the pics. Go Dev Team go!