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    Hi everyone. I just read an article which stated that Apple may start remote bricking/wiping etc. Jailbroken and/or unlocked iPhones. This article stated that Apple's intent was to prevent unauthorized use of Iproducts and can even hone in on location, photographs, and even heartbeat of the user to compare and determine if the
    present user is the authorized
    user. After reading this I
    remember seeing something so
    I went into my phone. I
    accessed the sbsettings system
    options menu and lo and
    behold right there! There is a
    toggle for an "apple killswitch" which I always wondered about. I turned that off and glad I have the ability to turn it off. I may be wrong or right but if you want to see for yourself, d/l sbsettings and once the toggle menu is accessed, go to more. After you go to more, go down to system options and are able to see it once in the options menu. Most likely if your phone is stock, it'll be on already. I turned mine off! I'm not even sure if that's what it is meant for but after reading that article, mine will stay off.

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    Can you link the article? Everyone should use the kill switch.

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    so if the killswitch says on, turn it off right??? i was getting a little bit confused....

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    If the killswitch is on, wouldn't that mean Apple can use it? I'd think you turn it off, unless I'm thinking backwards?
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    Quote Originally Posted by neodude237 View Post
    If the killswitch is on, wouldn't that mean Apple can use it? I'd think you turn it off, unless I'm thinking backwards?
    se that is what i was thinking.... i just get confused about this little stuff really easy....

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    Apple has merely applied for a patent for remote wipe. Just because there's a patent application does not mean it will be implemented.

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    Soulthoughts. Was I wrong? you say everyone should use the killswitch meaning keep it on? please clarify.

    Link: Apple Plans To Remotely Kill Your iPhone If It’s Jailbroken - Techland - TIME.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by normanyo View Post
    Soulthoughts. Was I wrong? you say everyone should use the killswitch meaning keep it on? please clarify.

    Link: Apple Plans To Remotely Kill Your iPhone If Itís Jailbroken - Techland - TIME.com
    They've had this ability all along, right?

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    So do we leave it on or turn it off?

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    Turn if off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neodude237 View Post
    Turn if off.
    Are you sure about that? I was under the impression on meant the protection was turned on.

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    Read the article Trooper Sam linked to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neodude237 View Post
    Read the article Trooper Sam linked to.
    ah, glad someone pointed that out! I was thinking that the JB auto turned it to where apple couldn't ruin our fun. Committing to memory now!

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    I've read the article linked by Trooper Sam but am still confused on whether it is beneficial to keep it on although I have a JB iPhone. If anyone could explain the pros/cons of this so called killswitch it would benefit a lot of the readers.

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    Basically it receives a list of some apps from Apple. Nobody knows the full implications of it, but it's better to be safe then sorry. Just turn it off and forget about it.
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    Thanks Neo for elaborating on it. Mine is and will stay off!

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    I don't understand how apple could get away with this, we buy the devices, so we should be able to do whatever we want with them, yes I can understand when it comes to warrenty, but this is just stupid, in a sence its like there breaching the human rights policy... should of went to android, least they support homebrew, well most of the time anyway

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    it is there so apple can remotely shut down your phone if it is lost or stolen. like the mobile me can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozer 360 View Post
    it is there so apple can remotely shut down your phone if it is lost or stolen. like the mobile me can do.
    I'm pretty sure you would have to pay apple for that, its more to stop jailbreaking

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