A few hours ago, Apple took to the stage and unveiled iOS 6 to the world for the very first time. The new software brings some key changes from iOS 5, notably Apple’s own Maps app, as well as deep Facebook integration, Siri support for the newer iPads and much more.
Those were just a few of the new features as Apple clearly didn’t have enough time to cram all of the claimed ‘200 new features’ of iOS 6 into their keynote at the Moscone Center. If you did tune into a live blog, you are probably very excited about iOS 6 and patiently awaiting Fall to arrive as that’s when the new software will be available.
There is also going to be the inevitable talk on an iOS 6 jailbreak and if a solution will become available around the same time that Apple is planning to launch the software. Some of you may not be aware of this, but pod2g, one of the key members responsible for the Absinthe 2.0 untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1, has said that the team already has exploits which will be specifically used to jailbreak Apple’s next software.
You may be thinking, how have they managed to do that when the iOS 6 beta has only just become available? Your guess is as good as ours, but it’s no secret that the jailbreaks always seem to come straight after an official release, so don’t be surprised if the Absinthe team is already one step ahead of Apple in the ongoing cat and mouse game.
Having said that, who is actually thinking about leaving Absinthe 2.0 and risk your phone’s data on a brand new jailbreak? A lot of users have said that Absinthe 2.0 is the most stable jailbreak ever and if you have been a jailbreak user for a long time you may have noticed that a lot of the features announced in iOS 6 have already been available on Cydia for a while.
For example, Siri’s new ability to bring up sports scores was already on Cydia in the form of SiriSports, while FaceTime over cellular networks has been one of the key reasons why users jailbreak in the first place anyway. When the first iOS 6 jailbreak does arrive, will you be downloading it straight away, or are you too comfortable on Absinthe 2.0 at the moment? Let us know your thoughts on this.