The iPhone Visual Voicemail problems are apparently the fault of iPhone customers. Apple has posted a support document that blames the Visual Voicemail bugs on the iPhone jailbreak. Apple is calling the jailbreak an “unauthorized modification to the iPhone OS” (which it most definitely is), but says that jailbroken iPhones will see disruption of services:
“such as Visual Voicemail, YouTube, Weather, and Stocks have been disrupted or no longer work on the device.”
Perhaps the Visual Voicemail problem wasn’t AT&T’s fault, after all.
But, Apple doesn’t just stop at Visual Voicemail. The iPhone jailbreak is being blamed for iPhone instability, unreliable voice and data services, compromised security, shortened battery life and even preventing future iPhone OS updates.
Apple is really pushing to keep the iPhone protected under the DMCA. Whether or not this just-posted support doc helps their case, that’s another matter altogether.