1. Phillip Swanson's Avatar



    The People's Liberation Army (China's unified military organization) released an application for the iPhone. No big deal right? Well its a jailbreak only app.

    The PLA in an effort to become more transparent about its operations (China, more transparent?) released an unauthorized jailbreak application along with complete instructions on how to install the app on the PLA's official website. China has no plans to release the app through the App Store, and there's no indication that the PLA even sent the app to Apple for inclusion in the App Store.

    This marks a first for sovereign nations the world over. Not that Apple can really be mad about the entire thing, a considerable amount of their products are assembled within Chinese borders. Unless of course Sir Jobs has a private military force designed by Jonathan Ive.

    Source: iDownloadBlog
    2011-08-04 02:41 AM
  2. Timstanley's Avatar
    I think Steve's army is bigger than the chinese
    2011-08-04 03:05 AM
  3. luvmytj's Avatar
    China really does make everything!
    2011-08-04 03:09 AM
  4. exNavy's Avatar
    I think Steve's army is bigger than the chinese
    I think the Chinese Army can flatten Cupertino without even breaking a sweat.
    Hmm...
    2011-08-04 03:12 AM
  5. raduga's Avatar
    I think Steve's army is bigger than the chinese
    Bigger than 富士康?

    Edit:

    LOL.

    富 rich
    士 persons
    康 health/happiness
    Last edited by raduga; 2011-08-04 at 03:22 AM. Reason: not even funny
    2011-08-04 03:14 AM
  6. Mysterion's Avatar
    Don't mess with Steve Jobs's army. They won World War 3 which was fought between them and the Android army not too long ago.
    iPhone 4 Verizon


    4.2.8


    Untethered jailbroken w/ Sn0wbreeze
    2011-08-04 03:38 AM
  7. RICO_'s Avatar
    Don't mess with Steve Jobs's army. They won World War 3 which was fought between them and the Android army not too long ago.
    They haven't won yet.
    2011-08-04 04:07 AM
  8. SirTimothy1's Avatar
    Please there are more single men in china than people in america. I think China can take on Jobs easy
    2011-08-04 04:28 AM
  9. dmcdivitt's Avatar
    YOU WON'T SEE ME USING THAT APP! Trojan horse!
    2011-08-04 04:48 AM
  10. Poseidon79's Avatar
    They haven't won yet.
    Apple controls 66% of all mobile PROFITS. Thats why they've won. Market share doesn't mean anything when you're not making any money. Mind you the other 33% is comprised of ALL the other hardware phone makers. Google makes a tiny tiny tiny fraction of what's left. Google doesn't sell hardware and makes almost zero net margin on their OS.

    Apple controls 66% of all mobile PROFITS. Thats why they've won. Market share doesn't mean anything when you're not making any money. Mind you the other 33% is comprised of ALL the other hardware phone makers. Google makes a tiny tiny tiny fraction of what's left. Google doesn't sell hardware and makes almost zero net margin on their OS.
    http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/03/iphone-android-profit/
    Last edited by Poseidon79; 2011-08-04 at 05:31 AM.
    2011-08-04 05:27 AM
  11. RICO_'s Avatar
    Apple controls 66% of all mobile PROFITS. Thats why they've won. Market share doesn't mean anything when you're not making any money. Mind you the other 33% is comprised of ALL the other hardware phone makers. Google makes a tiny tiny tiny fraction of what's left. Google doesn't sell hardware and makes almost zero net margin on their OS.



    http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/03/iphone-android-profit/
    lol. Damn. I thought the man was talking about the HTC/Apple lawsuit....which focuses more on the Android OS features.

    But nonetheless your find is very interesting.....and expected given that Apple operates off of only two phones still in production (unless they have already discontinued 3GS production).....vs HTC and others who are constantly hemorrhaging phones almost every couple of months it seems like.

    But if I'm not mistaken I believe HTC has had a record 2nd quarter in profits year-over-year as well as a big jump from their 1st quarter alone have they not? I know Apple is squashing them in that department, but if HTC comes out of this ITC case unscathed, I can't help but think that they'll slowly but surely become a thorn in Apple's side.

    Mad props to Apple. (See I'm not a total Apple hater. ). They've got the business down to a science.
    Last edited by RICO_; 2011-08-04 at 06:50 AM.
    2011-08-04 06:38 AM
  12. femibrim's Avatar
    Soooooo is the jailbreak tethered or untethered???
    2011-08-04 08:06 AM
  13. CONVBMW's Avatar
    I think Steve's army is bigger than the chinese
    Um. No.
    2011-08-04 08:11 AM
  14. Mrteacup's Avatar
    Soooooo is the jailbreak tethered or untethered???
    *no comment*
    2011-08-04 09:00 AM
  15. confucious's Avatar
    I'm just wondering why this app was not submitted to the app store - then I remembered Apple's rejection of political Apps and guess they knew it would be rejected.

    I guess we'll see a lot more Chinese JailBreakers now...
    2011-08-04 09:54 AM
  16. iPod's Avatar
    Score one for jailbreakers
    2011-08-04 02:41 PM
  17. raduga's Avatar
    I'm just wondering why this app was not submitted to the app store - then I remembered Apple's rejection of political Apps and guess they knew it would be rejected.

    I guess we'll see a lot more Chinese JailBreakers now...
    Perhaps, if they WANT to be seen...
    2011-08-04 06:10 PM
  18. Donnutt's Avatar
    Soooooo is the jailbreak tethered or untethered???
    The app itself isn't a jailbreak, it requires jailbreak...

    *no comment*
    Lol...
    2011-08-04 06:21 PM
  19. The Man of Sand's Avatar
    lol
    2011-08-04 07:05 PM
  20. GodStang's Avatar
    Yes but can they unlock all iPhone 4s.
    2011-08-04 07:07 PM
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