Jobs confirms iPhone app blacklist feature
Straight from the horse’s mouth: Apple’s iPhones do indeed have the capability to check for, and potentially defang, software that Apple deems unfit for the iPhone.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs confirmed the existence of the so-called “kill switch” capability, following last week’s ruckus over early reports of just such a function. The word from Jobs was tucked at the bottom of a story in The Wall Street Journal about Apple’s hot-as-a-pistol first month of sales at its App Store.
The intent behind the capability is high-minded, Jobs said. Apple would need it in case a malicious program inadvertently were to be distributed to iPhones via the App Store.
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