Not too long ago, in the middle of September, Apple released its iOS 12 update and not too far from this came the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Moving on to this week, we saw the release of the iOS update, 12.0.1. While it is a tempting upgrade for a lot of users, those same users fear that a potential iOS 12 jailbreak might soon ensue. In fact, one of the biggest reasons not to upgrade to iOS 12 is represented by waiting for the jailbreak.
Recently, in late September, the Pangu team released the first details regarding the first iPhone XS jailbreak. In a clip released on Twitter, they showed off progress a PAC Bypass performed on the A12 processor found on the XS model. Since the news of the 12.0.1 being released hit the internet, it might tempt you to upgrade to the iOS 12, or if you are already up to date, you might want to move on to the 12.0.1. However, if jailbreaking is a huge deal for you, then you are better of waiting a while.
Several years ago, the jailbreaking scene was a little bit softer, although, despite of the fact that the scene got tougher, we already saw some proofs of concept jailbreaks being done on the iOS 12, besides some info being released by researchers of security. Ali Security, for example, showed off in a video an untethered jailbreak performed on the iOS 12.
Being shot just after the software was released is definitely a good sign but it is still not connected to a team that previously released one, neither a public release. Luca Todesco, a Yalu developer, also shared a demonstration of an iOS 12 beta 12 jailbreak. So far, we haven’t heard about a certain iOS 12 jailbreak release date, not even a hypothetical one, meaning that you should hold on to your patience.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.