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Date: Aug 11, 2008 - 08:07 AM
Apple's apparently preparing the iPhone to kill certain custom apps.

According to iPhone Atlas and iPhone hacker-extraordinaire Jonathan Zdziarski, Apple has readied a blacklisting system which allows the company to remotely disable applications on your device. Apparently, the new 2.x firmware contains a URL which points to a page containing a list of "unauthorized" apps -- a move which suggests that the device makes occasional contact with Apple's servers to see if anything is amiss on your phone.
And this, along with the ridiculous price, is why I'm not on an iPhone right now.

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