Having only released iOS 6.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users last week, Apple has now offered a healthy update to its little black box - the Apple TV - with build 10A406e also taking the version number up to 5.1.
The jailbreak scene never sits still, and with master of the art Pod2g now back in the frame, things are moving along nicely with regards to the iOS 5.1 jailbreak.
On a day that will undoubtedly be dominated by those keenest of early-adopters, the iPhone Dev-Team has assessed the jailbreaking prospects of the third-gen iPad, and concluded that the mountain may not be that steep to scale.
Apple may have released the new iPad, a revamped Apple TV unit and brought iOS 5.1 to the mainstream but while the new releases find their way into the spotlight, the producers of our jailbreak tools are working as hard as ever in the background in an attempt to figure out a way to jailbreak the latest version of the OS. We brought you the news yesterday that French security researcher Pod2g was taking no time off from his work, and is actively beavering away in the background in an attempt to find vulnerabilities in iOS 5.1 which could ultimately be used to produced an untethered jailbreak for all devices. After spending the better part of three months developing the bug he secured in iOS 5.0.1, he could be forgiven for taking a little time off, but, with the cat and mouse game beginning all over again it seems that it is a case of all hands on deck.
Everyone knows the old saying of "time flies when you're having fun", and that certainly seems to apply in this instance as it seems like only yesterday that Apple announced the launch of the iPad 2 in San Francisco. It has however, been twelve months since the introduction of the second-generation tablet, meaning Apple have once again taken to the stage in familiar surroundings and introduced the tablet loving world to the marvelous new iPad. Tim Cook and his team took to the stage in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and as usual, walked us through the device which I am in no doubt will change everything, again.
Unlike the apparent panic displayed by Apple in the run-up to the original iOS 5 release, which saw an near-unprecedented number of betas seeded to members of the fruit company's developer program, there have been comparatively few reports of what is to be expected with its first major revision - iOS 5.1.
Profiles are in the process of being pushed through to numerous mobile carriers selling Apple's iPhone appear to suggest the rather delayed release for iOS 5.1 could finally be happening on 9th March.
We already know we cannot be too far away from any iPad 3 announcement assuming Apple is going to follow its usual release schedule, but a new report suggests that we might only have to wait a matter of weeks, rather than a couple of months.
There are plenty of things to get excited about when Apple releases a new version of its mobile operating system for iPads, iPhones and iPod touches. There are usually new features, changes to existing ones and if you're of the persuasion, bug fixes to get excited about.
The second beta of the new iOS 5.1 firmware has just been seeded to the registered developers of the iOS Dev Center.