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News: Apple: Jailbroken iPhones enable ‘catastrophic’ network attacks

In a new comment filing with the U.S. Copyright Office and published by Wired, Apple claims that hackers, wielding jailbroken iPhones could cause “potentially catastrophic” results. Apple explains that the iPhone’s operating system — which is modified during the jailbreak process — controls the device’s baseband processor (BBP), which in turn controls the phone’s connection to the cellular provider’s…

Apple claims over 1.5 billion App Store downloads

Over 1.5 billion downloads have been made since last year’s launch of the App Store, Apple says. The service launched roughly concurrently with the iPhone 3G on July 11th 2008, though some users were able to access it in advance. It can now be viewed in 77 countries, and the number of apps is said to exceed 65,000.Apple marked its billionth app download in April, using a contest to reach the num…