James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

What 7 Million Jailbreaks Are Saying. Is Apple Listening?

What is going on here? The normally docile Apple masses are growing restless. The much anticipated iOS 6 jailbreak, evasi0n, has now been installed more than 7 million times in the six days since its release. (Forbes‘ Andy Greenberg pegged it at ”nearly 7 million” as of 8 am Friday. At that rate, it could be well over 10 million by now, but there has been no reliable report on installs since Greenberg’s.) This is an impressive number, but it is important to remember that there are now nearly 300 million devices running iOS 6 (representing 60% of all iOS device ever, according to MacRumors.) And part of the surge can be explained by the fact that this one had a set, and well publicized, release date. Previous jailbreaks have grown gradually through word of mouth and discovery. Then there’s the fact that this one took longer to crack, creating pent up demand. And, of course, there are far more iOS devices now then when the iOS 5 jailbreaks came out. http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosner/2013/02/10/what-7-million-jailbreaks-are-saying-is-apple-listening/