Have you ever gone to an Apple Store with a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod?

Mara_iphone5c_blue_angle1Here’s a short story.

I fondly remember the day that I accidentally visited the Apple Store with a jailbroken iPhone 5 in hand. I had been experiencing dropped calls and reception issues on my iPhone since purchasing it on launch day, in September 2012, and decided that a trip to my local retail outlet couldn’t hurt.

It was only when a Genius noticed that I had an iFans carrier logo did I remember I was not running a stock iPhone. I vaguely remember her asking me something about what iFans was, and surprisingly she continued to help me. But, at that point, my main concern was leaving the store without embarrassing myself further.

While jailbreaking is considered a legal practice, at least in the United States, Apple has the right to and often does refuse service to anyone with a jailbroken iOS device. So, next time you consider making a trip to the Apple Store, make sure you have restored or thoroughly hidden Cydia and all other jailbreak tweaks.

Have you ever gone to an Apple Store with a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch?

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