Originally Posted by shenye
Funny that with "jailbreaking" most people refer to the iPhone or the iPad, whereas Android users usually prefer to use the term "rooting" for the process.
The point with android devices is that what you do is actually acquiring access to the root user account on the underlying Linux system. The technical description is insofar precisely correct.
As I don't know if iOS incorporates an unixoid user account and file permission system it might as well be plainly wrong to speak about rooting there.