Apple’s iTunes censors the word ‘Jailbreak’ in Thin Lizzy hit in bid to stop iPhone hackers

On Thursday, Apple began censoring the word ‘jailbreak’ used in their content on the iTunes Store, including Apps, songs, albums, podcast episodes, and iTunes U episodes.

Apple has begun treating the word ‘jailbreak’ as an expletive by modifying it to j*******k. Besides the traditional meaning of breaking out of jail, the term is also used to describe the act of using Apple gadgets outside of their software controls.

Censored tracks included legendary Irish rockers Thin Lizzy song ‘Jailbreak’. However Shoutpedia notes that the Irish band's song is only censored on the U.S. iTunes store, but not on the European one.

Apple strongly discourages users from jailbreaking their devices which involves removing restrictions on their gadgets allowing them to download apps and other features that aren't Apple-approved and not available in the App Store.