The jailbreak loving public, especially those who have upgraded their firmware to the latest version, are waiting anxiously to find out when the development teams will work through all of the issues and produce an untethered solution for all devices running the latest iOS firmware. However, as is usually the case when it comes to jailbreaking and the production of the tools involved, not everything is plain sailing and this has caused popular French researcher Pod2g to update his official blog with a public poll.
It would be easy for community members to assume that the best way forward is to produce the jailbreak in as short amount of time as possible and then push it out to the general public for release, however, there are deeper concerns to take into consideration. As has always been the case with the cat and mouse game that exists between Apple and the jailbreak development teams, we never really know what is around corner, and with WWDC coming in a few months and a new iPhone set for launch at some point this year, the chances are that we could see an introduction of iOS 6.
While the launch of the next major version of the operating system could seem to be quite a way off, it is feasible to assume that some of the vulnerabilities and exploits that the development teams have accrued during their research could still be usable when this version is released by Apple. Keeping that in mind, Pod2g has updated his blog with a simple question in the hope of canvassing opinion from those involved in the community. The French researcher would like to know if users feel he and his team would be better off waiting for Apple to launch iOS 6 before producing a releasable jailbreak in the hope that the vulnerabilities that they have procured are still relevant in the new version.
As you might imagine, the community has been split by this question and at the time of writing the poll had around 18000 votes with 58% of those taking an interest wanting to the untethered JB to be released immediately. 38% of those involved can obviously see the bigger, more desirable picture and have opted for holding off until iOS 6 is released and 4% seem like they just don’t care one way or another.
If you are one of the millions who enjoy the freedom that jailbreaking provides, then head on over to the poll at pod2g-ios.blogspot.co.uk and cast your vote.