By now you’re probably aware of the fact thathas announced the successor to the all-time famous , the 4S. If you’re an iPhone enthusiast, you might likely already be asking yourself how long it might take for users to get their hands on an for the new device. If recent indicators are to be believed, that might happen much sooner than you originally think.
Unlike tethered jailbreaks (currently only available on A4-based devices like the iPhone 4,4G and the 1), which are common for devices before a better solution is worked on, untethered jailbreaks does not require the user to plug their devices into computers running custom tools in order to boot their iPhones, iPads or iPod touches into a jailbroken state. Given this great advantage, you’re now likely able to understand why untethered jailbreaks are such a great deal and why everyone wants them.
Typically, untethered jailbreaks take months, if not several weeks, to reach the hands of excited enthusiasts, but that might be different this time around. A few weeks back, five ‘userland’ exploits were discovered in(which shares same A5 processor as the just announced ) by the most prominent figures of the jailbreaking scene, namelyp0sixninja and iOPK, the masterminds behind the famous untethered tool GreenPois0n. Userland exploits are found on the software side (in , likely tested on ), not the hardware, yet they can be just as powerful at granting jailbreakers full access to the device’s file system, and therefore implement a fully . This also means that jailbreaking solutions for the next iPhone can be developed even before the device has reached the shelves anywhere in the world. In order to stop from correcting these vulnerabilities in before its release, details about these 5 exploits haven’t been released, yet once the new device is out, a full-blown jailbreaking tool for the isn’t expected to take too long to be unveiled, perhaps just a few weeks.
The iPhone 4S was unveiled today at Apple’s “Let’s talk iPhone” event, which centered around the company’s mobile strategy, namely the iPhone and the, which both saw significant upgrades today, along with iOS 5. Apple has also officially announced the debut of iCloud, its suite of several online offerings, which was previously only vaguely scheduled for release “this fall“. This was also the first time that Tim Cook addressed the press as Apple’s CEO, after Steve Jobs abruptly resigned this summer over larger-than-expected health concerns.