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For iTunes "jailbreak" is equal to a curse word

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Jailbreak is a word meaning little for the general public, but often equal to freedom for hackers and nerds. To Apple? It’s as bad as a dirty word. That’s the only conclusion one can come to after seeing Apple censor the word on iTunes.

Apple censors curse words on its music and application store front, so that when they show up in your search results you don’t see the whole word, but only the first and last letter, with everything else replaced by asterisks.

Interestingly, though, with “jailbreak” not all results are censored but only a select few. TV shows and books seem to still appear uncencsored, unlike songs. Adding even more to the confusion, is the fact that the censorship doesn’t appear to all users, but only to some. So why don’t open iTunes and see whether Apple is censoring your results or not. Let us know in the comments below.


For iTunes "jailbreak" is equal to a curse word

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posted on 18 May 2012, 10:07 6

1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Censored Siri now time for iTunes. Sounds the same as Chinese government filters the internet...

Apple = shame!

posted on 18 May 2012, 10:11 9

2. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Unfortunately Apple also views user customisation and competitors as dirty cuss words,hence why they have been trying litigiously hard to remove some of them from existence

posted on 18 May 2012, 10:15 1

3. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


might not be good for consumers like you and me
But hey apple is a company , company's goal is to earn money so good for them .

posted on 18 May 2012, 10:28 6

5. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


you have a point there which is why if something is not good for consumers then people shouldn't buy it,unfortunately in apples case Ifans drool money for this very controlled system

posted on 18 May 2012, 11:04 1

9. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Consumers have the right to choose
Like we chinese always say the customer is the biggest .
Its controlled system as an android fan you dont like it .
Thats fine i respect your view but for noobs and people who like everything intergrated and not leaving apple's walled garden isnt this good for them ?
everything have its pros and cons
Well thats why jailbreakers exist /

posted on 18 May 2012, 13:11 5

15. humandroid (Posts: 58; Member since: 11 May 2012)


"Consumers have the right to choose"

LMFAO, you DO realize the irony in using those words to defend apple right?

posted on 18 May 2012, 18:21

19. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Exactly people just don't get it. Litigation isn't apple it's a part of big business. However since apple is the elephant in the room they get ridiculed for what every company does.

posted on 18 May 2012, 10:18 2

4. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 279; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Shame on Apple? Dude, I think it was an intelligent move - it makes Apple look smart, and it will probably prevent about 6 or 7 people from jailbreaking their phones.

Brilliant move, Apple!

posted on 18 May 2012, 10:32

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"...and it will probably prevent about 6 or 7 people from jailbreaking their phones."

Not just probably, but PROBABLY!!! How it would prevent? In wich way?

6 or maybe 7 people? Does this "shame" worth that?

Maybe it is better to improve security against jailbreaking? Wouldn't that make more sense instead of censoring some words in the search engine?

posted on 18 May 2012, 16:13 1

17. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 279; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


I have to wonder - what ever happened to reading comprehension in this country?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=sarcasm

posted on 18 May 2012, 17:39 1

18. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Sorry, I was on rush. :)

+1

posted on 18 May 2012, 11:01 2

7. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


You are so wrong .
People that wants to Jailbreak already know how to do it already
noobs will search in Google instead of itunes so whats the point ?

posted on 18 May 2012, 11:03

8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree.

posted on 18 May 2012, 11:41 1

11. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Lololol.
Sarcasm is a beautiful thing.

posted on 18 May 2012, 11:40 6

10. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


And yet Steve Wozniak wants Apple to be more open. Not going to happen.

posted on 18 May 2012, 11:58

12. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)


As all the cell carriers raise rates and lower your data limits its easy to see the promise of smart phones is over. Back to the days of SMS and voice. The IPhone was just a flash in the pan.......... rest in peace

posted on 18 May 2012, 12:28 4

13. Rhino77 (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Reason #1000 not to purchase an Apple device

posted on 18 May 2012, 12:50

14. joaolx (Posts: 350; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Don't know what's the problem since they changed it quickly.

posted on 18 May 2012, 13:32 1

16. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


The problem mainly would be that it happened at all in the first place.

posted on 18 May 2012, 18:23 1

20. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Just buy what u like for crying out loud.

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