iOS users hoping to get a brand new jailbreak on Super Bowl Sunday were disappointed, but only for a day. After teasing a possible Super Bowl release last week, iOS hacker Planetbeing announced on his Twitter account that his Evad3rs Jailbreak Team that Monday would be the “concrete release date” for the first untethered iOS 6.1 jailbreak. The Evad3rs Jailbreak Team has reportedly been working for months on a jailbreak for iOS 6.1 using Apple’s (AAPL) developer betas, but the group had decided to wait for Apple to release the final version of iOS 6.1 so that the company wouldn’t have any time to patch security holes exploited by the team’s jailbreak solution. More →
If there’s one big thing that Android users envy about iOS users, it’s the speed at which Apple (AAPL) fans get their devices updated. Per TechCrunch, the latest numbers from web content creation company Onswipe show that the adoption rate of iOS 6.1 had already hit over 22% just three days after its release. Onswipe CEO Jason Baptiste told TechCrunch that the iOS 6.1 adoption rate is on track to be the fastest ever and will likely surpass the iOS 6 first-week adoption rate of 45%. The reason for this, he said, is that iOS users have gotten much more comfortable with Apple’s over-the-air update process and are now moving to upgrade their devices the minute a new version of iOS comes out.
The Super Bowl is coming this Sunday and what better way to celebrate it than by jailbreaking your iPhone 5’s newly downloaded iOS 6.1 update? Via 9to5Mac, it seems that iOS hacker extraordinaire MuscleNerd on Monday started teasing a release for an iOS 6.1 jailbreak this coming Sunday. 9to5Mac says that MuscleNerd and his Evad3rs Jailbreak Team have been working for months on a jailbreak for iOS 6.1 using Apple’s (AAPL) developer betas, but the group had decided to wait for Apple to release the final version of iOS 6.1 so that the company wouldn’t “have time to fix the security holes they used to hack the devices.”
After months of beta releases, Apple (AAPL) has released the final version of iOS 6.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. According to 9to5Mac, the new version of Apple’s mobile operating system will feature enhanced support for LTE connectivity, the ability to use Siri to purchase movie tickets through Fandango, and improved iTunes Match capabilities that allow subscribers to download individual songs from iCloud. Apple had previously released five different iOS 6.1 betas to developers before putting out the final version on Monday.
iOS 6 gave Siri the ability to track sports, look up movies and ratings, launch apps and make restaurant reservations. The update was a step in the right direction to fleshing out Siri’s capabilities, but there’s still a long ways to go before Apple’s (AAPL) personal assistant becomes more than just a novel gimmick. According to 9to5Mac, developers who are testing iOS 6.1 have discovered that Siri will be have the ability to help you purchase movie tickets through Fandango. The solution is somewhat half-baked, though, as Siri will only bring up showtimes and a purchase button, but the final checkout for the tickets is routed through the Fandango app. In the end, you still need to use the Fandango app, anyway. 9to5Mac says the feature appears to be U.S. only and will only work at select movie theaters.