While Apple is happy to be on top ahead of other smartphone manufacturers, they are also keeping tight their belt with a new policy (actually this is 2 months ago). Anyone who had purchased an iDevice, like iPhones, iPad, iPod Touch, etc, must have an Apple ID to be able to load things up to each iDevices.
This new rule that Apple has implemented will not affect you if you’re not using a lot of Apple gadgets. You will be limited to a total of 10 devices and computers which are authorized by Apple if you will use Apple’s new multi-device download feature. Previously, you can add your Apple ID to as many iDevices as you want. What’s more? When you had linked a device, you need 90 days before you can link it to another Apple ID after you de-authorized that iDevice.
This will be a bad news for Apple gadgets users who shares an iPhone and other iOS devices to their family or friends. Since once an Apple ID is authorized for downloads in a certain iDevice, it will stay for 3 months before you get rid of it.
But for the jailbreak community, I guess it will not affect too much. The main reason is that jailbreak users don’t need to download apps in Apple’s official AppStore. Well, that the great thing about having a jailbroken iPhone. You have the freedom to do things outside the scope of the limitations that Apple has implemented. When you are now using a stable jailbreak with your iPhone, just stick into it and don’t upgrade to iOS 4.3.4 or 4.3.5 to be able to enjoy an untethered jailbreak.
Meanwhile, Apple’s limit on iDevices tied with one Apple ID may create a problem amog family members or to some groups. Although it is obvious that Apple needs to reconsider its method in authenticating multiple iDevices, it’s only getting confusing for some people especially that cloud computing for iDevices is coming.