First I believe this is in the right sub-section of the forum since it's related generally to all ipod touches / iphones. It seems there are certain individuals that want to ride on their high-horse and look down upon other users for their decisions on what they want to do with their own hardware, that they've purchased. I'll cut to the chase, people whining, "ohhh you're only going to jailbreak because for cracked apps", need to sit down and reconsider their generalizations. TL;DR at bottom. Apple has created a platform that is closed and strictly controlled. When I buy a 16 GB Ipod Touch for $340 dollars I want to feel like my money has been well spent. I don't want to be limited by the fact Apple doesn't want you to mess around with a device you own. This is similar to DRM on music. It's plain stupid. I can't access the file system. I can't download files off the web browser. I can't run applications in parallel in the background. I have a computering platform in the palm of my hand that is capable of so much and yet so limited. Why is it I can't develop applications freely on other platforms besides Mac OS? Why is it that I am not freely able to decide how I want to distribute applications I develop? Apple charges developers money just to be able to distribute apps and they have no choice but to distribute them the way Apple wants: the app store. It doesn't make sense to offer free applications when you had to spend money to develop them. I get free apps bundled with advertising, demo apps, watered down versions of paid software and I get developers asking 15 dollars for a instant messaging client. The app store is a capitalist's cesspool. On my desktop computer instead of using Microsoft Office I use Openoffice. I won't claim innocence, but most of the time I just look for reasonable alternatives and I pay for what I feel has value to me. Apple forgets that a platform is only as good as it's community. They should be encouraging freedom, alternatives and choices for people or eventually the crowd will look for alternatives. Don't get me wrong all this might seem like bashing, but I think the Ipod Touch is a great device. It's some pretty impressive hardware. I also think Apple does a fair job of designing operating systems. I am just disappointed at the direction they have taken with this and I am highly impressed by the direction that Google's Android operating system has taken: completely open, encouraging and rewarding to customers and developers. I'd even endorse a jailbreak just to see Android on the iphone/ipod touch. Rapping this rant up. Stop generalizing people as thieves. Look at the whole picture instead of posting on preconceptions. Piracy can be left open to discussion on another forum/website. Too long; Don't Read - It's called jailbreak because breaking out of a jail is a metaphor for escaping from restrictions. The iphone os platform, is so restricted that jailbreaking is around to open up options and take full advantage of the hardware. It's not all about stealing, it's about being able to make choices.