In a massive show of disapproval, Apple has cracked down cyber-crusade style on a blasphemous word that has plagued its iTunes store almost since it opened.
So what is it this, obscene, detrimental and highly offensive word?
Yeah… Biting their thumb at hackers who like to Jailbreak their iPhones so as to customize, play pirated software and media, and use their phone on different networks, Apple has censored the word “jailbreak” across its U.S. iTunes store. The word has been literally purged, Thin Lizzy’s classic song “Jailbreak” now appears as J*******k. The same thing has happened to an episode of the Roy Rogers Show of the same name.
Now I can understand why Apple might want to “discourage” customers from the practice of jailbreaking. But the fact is, they won’t, and I’m certain that without jailbreaking Apple’s customer base would be significantly reduced. Have Apple gone a little bit far? Leave a comment below, and be sure to follow me on Twitter for all the latest Apple news, reviews and rumors.