Apple’s latest smartphone is here. The iPhone 6S goes on sale today, the pre-orders will be fulfilled, and the rocket-ship of sales is likely to outpace sales of any previous Apple smartphone. With most consumers locked into two-year contracts, the iPhone 6S is a huge step up from the older iPhone 5S, but the majority of comparisons are going to be with last year’s iPhone 6. Has Apple done enough to make the new iPhone 6S stand out and a make it a must-have purchase? Or is the focus on the ‘magical’ 3D Touch and Live Photos distracting us from the basics of a smartphone? Let’s find out.
The easiest thing to say about the iPhone 6S is that it looks just like last year’s model, the iPhone 6. It takes a close examination to spot the slight expansion in the dimensions, an extra 0.2mm in height and depth, and 0.1 mm thinner in width. It’s not enough to feel noticeable in the hand, but it means that the third-party case industry is going to have to work with a slightly wider tolerance to allow for universal ’6′ cases.
A few days ago, Stefan Esser, better known in jailbreak circles as i0n1c, revealed that he’d successfully performed an iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak on his very yellow iPhone 5c. Following this exciting inroad, he then went on to explain how the single kernel exploit was achieved, and now, finally, he’s shown off a demo clip of his device booting up and running Cydia on iOS 7.1.1.
i0n1c’s revelation over the weekend served as the latest in a line of encouraging post-iOS 7.1 jailbreak progress. Winocm, who will be joining Apple later on this year in a move that will probably see the hacker retire from the Cydia community for good, demonstrated that a jailbreak on an iPhone 4 was possible.
But i0n1c certainly raised the bar by showcasing an iPhone 5c jailbreak, especially given that newer processors are almost always more difficult to hack, and did so by effectively re-implementing a single kernel exploit found inside many iOS apps.
Given that i0n1c is a veteran of the scene and one of the most talented security experts around, we never doubted the legitimacy of his claims, but to dispel any misconceptions or ambiguity, the hacker has thrown out a video of the jailbreak in action. He’s calling it Cyberelevat0r. Embedded at the bottom of this post, you see the iPhone 5c run through the Settings to reveal the version number, fire up Cydia, and then finally reboot, to prove its untethered nature.
About two months ago, Apple released iOS 7.1 with some new features and to patch the famous Evasi0n 7 jailbreak vulnerability. Ever since of the release iOS 7.1 we haven’t seen any public release of iOS 7.1 jailbreak. But we have seen some videos of Jailbreaking an iPhone 4 on iOS 7.1. Earlier today, a famous hacker i0n1c has posted a picture of Jailbroken iPhone 5C running Cydia and iOS 7.1.1.
Before you get excited, please stay calm because it is just an image of iPhone 5C jailbroken iOS 7.1.1 (showed above) and not the public release of the iOS 7.1 jailbreak and I think that the public version of iOS 7.1 Jailbreak will not be out until the release of the next big iOS 8.
I0n1c has been out of the jailbreak since the release of the iOS 4.3, he worked for the iOS 4.1.3 but after that he has only been criticizing the jailbreak hackers specially the Evad3rs team. So, you should not expect too much from this developer. So, this photo will probably be just a teaser from the hacker. On the other hand, he may release the public jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 but it is highly unlikely. What do you think about this photo? Let me know in the comments section below.
If there’s one thing that we have learned over the last few years, it’s that, rightly or wrongly, the jailbreak community expects a lot. The majority of the complexities involved in researching vulnerabilities, exploiting those bugs and then tying it all nicely together into a jailbreak package capable of mass distribution are abstracted away from the end-user. This is undoubtedly how it should be, but the trade-off is that users become impatient and irritable due to a lack of understanding of the process and how much work is actually involved in effectively producing a jailbreak from scratch once Apple have slammed the security door in our faces.
First and foremost we expect to see a first glimpse of iOS 8 at this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June. We also expect to see a first developer seed going live to registered developers during the course of WWDC week. A public version of iOS 8 will likely ship with the iPhone 6 sometime in September or October. That’s approximately six or seven months in the future, so we of course expect to see an untethered 7.1 solution made available before then – all going well. However, if the first seed of iOS 8 is found to have exploitable vulnerabilities in then the Evad3rs could potentially make the call to hold off on iOS 7 and focus attention on liberating iOS 8 with the hope that any vulnerabilities are not patched as part of the process of going from beta to public.
iOS 7.1 Jailbreak with Evasi0n?
If the Evad3rs team are involved in the research or production of an iOS 7.1 untether, which we expect them to be, then it’s highly likely that we will see an updated version of Evasi0n7 shipping. The distributed tools and software that makes jailbreaking possible on a mass scale has improved exponentially over the years. What used to be a laborious and overly technical process has now been condensed into a single one click solution (where possible).
New UnTethered iOS 7.1.1 Jailbreak Scams Propagate, How to Spot Them – Ensuing Apple’s somewhat recent release of the UnTethered evasion jailbreak-patching 7.1 firmware, and especially the company’s infinitely more recent 7.1.1 update, a countless number of jailbreakers have become stuck. Frantically scouring for an UnTethered 7.1.1 jailbreak solution, a sizable portion of these jailbreakers have regrettably fallen victim of despicable jailbreak scams that now clutter the web. Today, a new set of fraudulent sites claiming to jailbreak 7.1.1 Untethered on devices like the iPhone 5s, iPad mini, Air, and even the iPhone 4s caught the attention of Jailbreak Evasion Info’s staff members.
UnTethered Jailbreak 7.1.1 Scams Propagate
First, before delving into the dangers shrouding falsified jailbreak utilities, it’s important to realize that the tool capable of Jailbreaking iOS 7.1.1 exclusively supports the iPhone 4 (due to the 4 year old exploit it implements)