Two new applications provide a graphical user interface for “jailbreaking” the iPod touch. iJailBreak for Intel-based Mac systems and touchFree for Windows both allow iPod touch owners to “jailbreak” their units, paving the way for installation of a variety of third-party native applications, as well as hacks such as calendar editing and Apple-approved apps such as Mail and Maps. Apple does not support installation of third-party applications on the iPhone or iPod touch.
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.