I see and understand about that, but shouldn’t it be my choice if I wish to run an application regardless of how much risk there is in doing so?
So, while I like Apple products I don’t appreciate the fact they close their OS to my wanting to do something they feel is a threat.
I don’t like Gates thinking he’s my daddy anymore than Jobs (RIP) did or Apple does.
It’s why I’m rooting my phone to rid it of the Verizon apps they put on there with no way to remove.
I Pay for it, I decide what I want to use and if they make it impossible for me to use it as I see fit then I will buy from someone who is not so restrictive.
By all means, Jailbreak your phone and knock yourself out. The iOS 5.1 Jailbreak is almost ready for release. Personally, I'm a big fan of My-Wi.
However, it would be highly stupid and careless for Apple to release a product that they know is full of security holes, wouldn't it? No one wants their banking information stolen, to have some hacker in some foreign country purchasing airline tickets on their bank accounts.
As for removing the Verizon Apps - go for it. Frankly, I'm surprised Verizon did that noise. You should be able to remove them via iTunes or the iPhone Configuration Tutility Seriously? My wife has Verizon on her iPhone 4s and she doesn't have a mess of Verizon apps. It's pretty much a clean install.
iOS is designed to be as bullet-proof as they know how to make it, while continuously adding features and supporting legacy products - and while keeping everything fairly responsive. This is no small task. However, I think everyone appreciates a secure phone. There are a plethora of malware that are out and about in the Android market - and at this point (after 4+ years) ZERO in the iPhone environment.