I wonder would it be possible to jailbreak from the start, and never use itunes or an apple account at all...
Hardly worth it IMHO.
For what you pay for the device and the account, you shouldn't have to resort to "science fair projects" to get it to do what you want. Jailbreaking serves no long-term useful function.
Apple's limitations are by design
and motivated purely by a lock-in business model.
(And a healthy dose of paranoia on the part of 'he who shall remain nameless.' Typical behavior on the part of somebody who never mastered any coding or technical skill and therefor decided the only role left was to put himself in charge of the real
Jailbreaking just plays into their game. Far smarter to find better devices and service providers to play with.
Just my 2¢
When I was a kid, we actually did have one little twerp that always used to threaten to take his bat and ball and go home when things didn't go his way. (Doctor's kid. Richest family in the neighborhood too! His parents absolutely doted
We eventually gave up dealing with his tantrums. We all chipped in and went out and bought a couple of neighborhood-owned
Wiffle Ball sets. Once we did, we banished the twerp from our games.Apple won't take cash for iPads
I think this was the moment I became a supporter of the FOSS model - even though it would be years before FOSS came into existence.
It also goes a good bit of the way towards explaining my endless disappointment with Apple as a company. At one point in their history, they really did
have the potential and opportunity
to become something truly great and change everything
That moment has long since passed them by.<*sigh*>