Jailbreak iPhone and iPad will be available only for the latest operating system from Apple, according to the resource Mobipicker citing informed sources. In March users can expect only jailbreak iOS 9.3, whereas for earlier versions of the operating system the exploit will not be released at all.
In January it was reported that the Chinese hacker group TaiG and Pangu await the final version of iOS 9.3 in order to simultaneously distribute tools for hacking. During the test phase, Apple sought to effectively protect the operating system, so searches for and fixes any detected vulnerabilities of the security software platform that can potentially be used by hackers. Then it was assumed that an exploit for hacking will be available for both iOS 9.2.1 and the new OS. Now sources claim that the wait is only a jailbreak iOS 9.3.
The publication claims that hackers have given up on finding vulnerabilities in iOS 9.2.1, as hacking the current version is meaningless. After the release of iOS 9.3 the majority of iPhone and iPad owners will update to the new OS, and users of earlier versions, including iOS 9.0 and 9.0.2 will not be able to upgrade to 9.2.1 iOS because Apple stops issuing digital certificates that are required to install the updates.
Any statements from the hackers regarding the timing of the appearance of jailbreak iOS 9 is not received, but the resource, citing its own sources, claims that the exploit will be released in March, followed by a new version of iOS.
For ordinary users this means that the jailbreak will be available immediately after the release of the new OS. If rumors will be confirmed, iOS 9.3 will debut March 21 – the day of the presentation of the SE iPhone and 9.7 inch iPad Pro.