Teens Busted For Hacking iPhone in Apple Store

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Teens Busted For Hacking iPhone in Apple Store

 

 

Four teens were detained at the Palo Alto Apple Store after one of them jailbroke an iPhone and installed the racing game, Raging Thunder.

 

One of the boys was showing off the capabilities of the iPhone and when asked by several Apple Store employees, including the manager, if they needed help, they replied that they were, "playing around with the iPhone."

 

A few moments after leaving the store, the manager ran out and ordered the boys back into the store. The manager lectured the boys on the dangers of hacking the iPhone, took their photos, and told the boys all Apple stores would receive copies of the photo, "so they'd be on the lookout for us," according to one of the boys.

 

An Apple spokesman denied the boys account and told the Palo Alto Daily, "They were not banned from that store or any other store." Good news considering one of them worked at the Apple Store during the holiday season.

 

Little did we know how dangerous iPhone hacking was. In the future, we insist that all iPhones hacks be performed with full haz-mat suits and at least two spotters ready to jump in at a moments notice. Let's all be safe out there. 

 

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Bren

Good, clever fellows, behaving in the same hacker spirit that originally inspired the creation of the very first Apple computers.

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Anonymous

How about charging these two boy wonders for the IPhones they hacked? You jailbreak it, you buy it!

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ScottK

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Chris K.

It reminds me of a case when a guy with iPod turned up in a store, plugged in his 1st generation iPod a copied the MS Office installation :-)

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Anonymous

I agree with the above comments. These kids had no right to go hacking a store demo. It's not theirs to do with as they please. What makes them think they can just go around hacking any iPhone they see lying about? idiots. Apple Store is completely in it's rights to scold them and even ban them from their stores.

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AznLA

Why is this article written like Apple's being ridiculous for ensuring their property is not hacked? These two idiots were at an Apple store doing something that Apple does not want done to their phones. Apple has every right to tell them to cut that out. If Apple wants to ban them from their stores, they can and should. If these kids were vandalizing merchandise at a department store, they would banned from there too and no one would question it.

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Roberto Baldwin

I think Apple has the right and should keep folks from hacking their devices in store. Can a bunch of kids who got caught hacking iPhones be trusted to tell the whole truth of their ordeal. That's up to debate. The item I found hilarious was the boys account of the store manager warning them of the dangers of iPhone hacking. Whether that's an exaggeration by the boys, the manager really does have a speech about hacking dangers or the Palo Alto Daily took liberty with the term, it still conjures up images of iPhone hackers donning safety equipment to jailbreak the iPhone.

-Robbie

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Anonymous

How stupid can these kids be?! They're in an Apple store and purposely using the equipment in a way that's sure to get them into trouble. Hey, buy the thing, take it home and break it AFTER you bought it. What were they thinking would happen? Apple would happy with what they were doing with equipment that wasn't their property? Idiots.

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