Yesterday the Library of Congress ruled that jailbreaking phones is indeed legal, but that doesn’t mean you should rush out and jailbreak your new iPhone. Apple’s letting it be known that doing so will void your warranty.
Apple’s tightly controlled the iPhone experience since day one to provide a consistent user experience. However, some users feel tied down and want to install applications that aren’t Apple approved. In order to do this, they ‘Jailbreak’ their phones to install applications and games from outside of the official Apple App Store.
In a statement to Cult of Mac, Apple said:
Apple’s goal has always been to insure that our customers have a great experience with their iPhone and we know that jailbreaking can severely degrade the experience. As we’ve said before, the vast majority of customers do not jailbreak their iPhones as this can violate the warranty and can cause the iPhone to become unstable and not work reliably.â€