Aug 13 2008
There were always speculations of the iPhone having something called as a Kill Switch using which Apple can remotely Kill any thing on your iPhone but its never been made official by any Apple Executive, that is until now !
Recently in an interview to Walls Street Journal, Apple CEO, Steve Jobs admitted to iPhones having a mechanism that allows the device to contact Apple website and delete the software that the company deems harmful.
Jobs told to WSJ, “”Hopefully we never have to pull that lever, but we would be irresponsible not to have a lever like that to pull.“
Apple using this Kill Switch or Lever, can remove any software on the iPhone which they think is malicious. However if Apple wanted they could’ve pulled this switch long back in the days where Unofficial 3rd Party Apps were common.
So don’t worry about the Cracked Applications that you’ve installed, Apple might pull this switch only if something like the “I am Rich” application misses out on Apples selection process and gets into your iPhone and is capable of causing damage.