This guy had to drop into assembly language to figure out how to read the accelerometer in his iPhone. These people are SMART. If I were Steve Jobs (real, not
fake) I’d be wishing they were working to make distributable legal
third party apps and thus helping my business, rather than trying to
knife my (admittedly stupid) business partner.
I know all the arguments about Jobs condones the hacking because
it’ll convince AT&T to loosen up. I don’t buy them. In all the
historical “Jobs is thinking three moves ahead!” stories I remember
hearing about DRM, iPods, and so on, the simplest explanation turned
out to fit best.