Lately, it had seemed like progress on an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak, one supporting even the iPhone 5, had slowed to a halt. We heard that work would continue out of the public eye, but just when would we see any results? Well, now it’s sounding like a release could be ready any day now, and all we’re waiting for is Apple to get around to distributing iOS 6.1 updates.
Notable players in the iOS development scene have been tweeting about jailbreak progress, and the encouragement they’ve spouted for Apple to hurry up and release iOS 6.1 seems to suggest that will be the impetus for the jailbreak’s arrival. Any jailbreak is going to have to rely on an exploit in Apple’s hardware or software, and it’s presumed the devs don’t want to clue Apple in to this hole while it still has the chance to quickly patch it.
We’ve already talked about how Apple seemed nearly ready to get iOS 6.1 out the door, but even after months of beta testing, it still hasn’t launched. When it finally does, though, be on the lookout for a jailbreak to follow closely behind.