Unlocking your iPhone: Should it be legal?

Who needs a GameBoy when you could just emulate one with this?

Who needs a GameBoy when you could just emulate one with this?

So back in January, the Library of Congress offically made illegal to unlock a cellphone. “Jailbreaking”, as I’ve heard it called, is the act of bypassing restrictions placed on the phone’s os (iOS), which allows you to do cool stuff like customize the visuals much more deeply, access free tethering, and even download unapproved iPhone apps (console emulators, etc.).

As you might suspect, many iPhone users avidly support jailbreakin, which has led to a 114,000 signature petition to overturn this law. The White House has responded to this petition, voicing its favor with the people, but the only way to get rid of the law is to actually convince Congress to do it, which is known to be a long process.

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