You’ve probably heard that Apple released the latest version of its mobile operating system – iOS 6.1.3 – today, but you may be surprised to learn where Apple’s inspiration for the update came from. In a rare move, Apple acknowledged the jailbreak community and, more specifically, credited the evad3rs jailbreak team for uncovering four of the six flaws that iOS 6.1.3 fixes.
The reason the evad3rs revealed the flaws in the first place was to facilitate the creation of the evasi0n jailbreak, which hacked a whopping 7 million iOS devices in its first four hours of availability. Unfortunately, though, it goes without saying that iOS 6.1.3 breaks the jailbreak. So, if you’re one of those millions of people rockin’ a jailbroken iPhone 5 or iPad mini, don’t update.
That being said, evasi0n co-creator David Wang has gone on record saying that there may just be enough flaws left in iOS to create a new jailbreak tool. Of course, there’s no telling how long that could take, but hopefully it’s not too long.
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