The Evasi0n jailbreak for iPhone 5 has been very long in coming, but Apple could soon release an update that could snuff out the hacking software. The Cupertino company declared on Monday that a new version of iOS 6.1.3 was handed to developers for tests last week and jailbreakers worry that the program will prevent them from breaching their smartphones, CNET News stated.
iOS 6 has been one of the most difficult programs to breach in the entire jailbreaking history. Luckily, the Evasi0n jailbreak was released at the beginning of the month and iPhone, iPad and iPod owners were able to modify the aspect of their devices according to their preferences. There are basically two benefits that iPhone owners will get after the installation of the jailbreak, namely, to make significant changes on the phone’s software and to install third-party apps.
As soon as it was released, Apple consumers rushed to download the software making it the fastest downloaded jailbreak to have ever been recorded for Apple’s products. At first, the iPhone maker has been indifferent in relation to the jailbreak, but its position has suffered radical changes in the past months. The company is now against these practices because they believe the stability of the system could be severely damaged after the installation of the jailbreak.
Analysts claim Apple’s iPhone 5 was difficult to breach precisely because the company has been making efforts to put an end to this practice. Nevertheless, Evasi0n developers managed to avoid Apple’s restrictions and create a jailbreak that was compatible even with the latest devices. This program, however, will not be available for a long period of time as Apple tested a new iOS update last week. Even so, Evasi0n creators think they will still be able to get the new software to work with iOS 6.1.3.
The jailbreak is not the only reason why Apple is getting ready for a new version of iOS. The company has been busy finding solutions for several bugs that have been affecting their reputation. Changes with Microsoft Exchange, as well as some problems with the network connectivity have been constantly reported by users, so Apple decided it was time to fix them.