The Mac web community was abuzz today over news that the company has filed for a patent for securely running OS X on specific hardware. Many suspect this the method Apple will employ to keep hackers from running OS X on non-Apple hardware.
Crazy Apple Rumors Site has obtained startling internal documents from Apple that described the company’s plan for implementing this new technology.
According to schematics, Apple will use Intel’s chipsets to determine if OS X is booting on non-Apple hardware and then, based on some rather strict terms that have been added to the OS X end-user license agreement in recent months, will have the user in violation executed.
Here’s how it works:
According to Crazy Apple Rumors Site’s legal counsel, the altered clause of the end-user license agreement reads as follows, with the italicized portion having been added:
“License may be terminated at any time. User may also be terminated at any time.”
Mac users are advised to consider carefully their next purchase of a boxed copy of OS X.