Hackers say they can “jailbreak” iPhone 4.1 software

Less than a day after Apple released its iOS 4.1 operating system, hackers say they have jailbroken the software for the iPhone 4. In doing so, hackers have shown yet again that they can beat the security systems that Apple puts in place to keep control of its hardware devices.

Apple applies for patent to kill jailbroken iPhones

Apple evidently wants to have a killswitch to disable “jailbroken” iPhones. That could piss off users of the popular method for running unauthorized software on an iPhone.