Why is it that some people seem to think that Apple should make their firmware updates compatable with third-party apps? How exactly would they do that? And why? They said that they would release updates for the iPhone to improve its functionality and add features. This is the first step towards that. The only way to release and enable these updates effectively is by ensuring that they will be installed on stock, unmodded, phones. How in the world would they be able to ensure that the update would install appropriately on any iPhone if every one of them was potentially different through modification, thus the need for a restore. I have a modded phone and wouldn't expect Apple to do anything to protect my mods. I also understand their desire to stop modding if possible. It makes technical support a ***** if you don't really know what people have done or tried to do with their iPhones. Bottom line, don't expect long term support or firmware updates from Apple for your iPhone if you think you can't live without NES or your precious icons...
Yeah kind of like everytime I update something on my computer EVERYTHING doesn't work anymore. Come on now. Is this a serious post or just someone who is bashing people who enjoy modding things they have. They don't have to "support" 3rd party apps of course not, but they also don't have to be so militant about shutting them down either. Thats like Apple or Microsoft saying the only stuff that can work on your computers are MAC or MS stuff and every update will cause your current programs to stop working totally.
Its my Jeep I want to add bigger tires, Its my computer I want to install my programs, its my PC i want to liquid cool it, its my phone and I want my ring tones and my apps not yours.
And on a side note if I break my Jeep because I added 33inch tires and the axle snapped its my problem not Jeeps, If i install a program on my computer thats a virus and my system crashes its my fault not Apple or Dell or MS's fault, and i I install a ringtone or a Tip Calculator or MobileMoney on MY phone and it breaks my phone its not Apples fault and I would expect to hear a "Sorry Sir, but you installed those at your own risk and we don't support that"
working as a techie and Network Engineer for YEARS, I have often told people "Sorry but that was an unsupported program and if you would like help on that issue your going to have to call XXXXX company and have them help you" So this Apple "supporting" the apps is a weak argument. But a day after a way to get ringtones on your phone was found iTunes comes up with an update. A couple days after another work around another iTunes update and iPhone update. So please not supporting and shutting down are 2 totally different things.