Apple to close jailbreak hole, over 1 million used

Friday, July 8, 2011

Apple to close jailbreak hole, over 1 million used


Less than 24 hours after went live with an online jailbreak solution for iPad 2 and iPhone 4 users, more than 1 million iOS devices had been jailbroken. Apple, however, has stated that it will close the exploit with its next iOS update.

While the news of surpassing the 1 million downloads mark in less than a day is big for the jailbreak community, the excitement comes with a bit of impending doom. The cat and mouse game between jailbreakers and Apple is heating up, and everyone knows it.

According to @chpwn, when announcing the numbers on Twitter, users should "be sure to share a link with your friends while it's still available!"

Apple has now publicly acknowledged the security breach in Mobile Safari's handling of PDF files and stated that it will secure the exploit in its next update to iOS. That update, however, does not have a release date attached to it.

As recommended in yesterday's blog post, users wishing to jailbreak their iOS device should be aware of all the implications associated with it and have a secure backup should anything go wrong.

Should Apple allow jailbreaking on the iPhone and iPad? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!