What Does iOS 5 Mean for Jailbreaking?
Considering the difficulty many jailbreakers experienced with the iPad 2 and Apple’s poaching of several key hackers and their ideas, it looked as if the electronic company was trying to kill its devoted jailbreaking community. However, according to iDownloadBlog’s Jeff, not only will the recently-announced iPhone 4S and iOS 5 keep the world of jailbreaking alive, they will reinvigorate it.
“I’ve tested multiple betas of iOS 5 on everything including the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad,” he writes in an article posted Tuesday. “While it does make quite a few of the jailbreak community’s apps — at best redundant, at worst, totally obsolete or unnecessary — it’s far from the end of the world for the jailbreak community. In fact, I strongly feel that jailbreaking can and will be reinvigorated with iOS 5.”
Notable jailbreakers Nicholas Allegra and Peter Hajas have both joined on with Apple this year, leaving significant holes in their corners of the jailbreaking world. However, with the Chronic-Dev Team searching hard for new talent and the Cydia store as vital as ever, the future of jailbreaking looks promising.
“I’d say that there’s no way that iOS 5 curbs jailbreaking as much as Apple might hope it will,” Jeff continues. “Sure notification center, and Wi-Fi Sync may convince a few people to stay stock this go around, but it surely won’t convince all.”