Whenever a new jailbreak is released, Apple is usually pretty quickly off the mark in releasing a new update to plug the exploits which made said jailbreak possible in the first place. But this time around, it looks as though the 23MB update for the iPhone 4S does little more than it purports, in fixing a few lingering cellular issues.
Users of Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch could be set to receive a new iOS update for their devices, with the news that the company is working on an update that it hopes will eradicate some of the issues that have cropped up with the recent iOS 6.1 release.
The ongoing cat-and-mouse battle between Apple and the jailbreak scene took a huge swing in favor of the latter on Monday, with the release of the Evasi0n jailbreak tool. Not only did it offer a solution for every iOS device on the market, the jailbreak was also untethered in nature, meaning once the jailbreak was applied, users could enjoy an uninterrupted experience. With the release of iOS 6.1.1 beta 1 for developers, it was presumed Apple had - as it tends to do with all jailbreaks - patched the hole allowing for the userland exploit and subsequent jailbreak, but in short, they haven't, though they will likely patch it in the next beta or at least before iOS 6.1.1 is public.
Apple has just seeded iOS 6.1.1 beta 1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It is available for download now for developers registered on the iOS Dev Center.