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iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak: iPhone Right As Rain, iPad Not

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We found out recently that developers are delaying the tethered iOS 6 jailbreak in favour of working on the untethered version (you don’t want to reveal your cards too early). We’ve now heard that the untethered jailbreak might itself have been waiting for iOS 6.0.1 to rollout which just happened this week.

iOS 6 untethered jailbreak can be applied to iPhone & iPod touch only

Well we now have more jailbreaking news – the iPhone Dev Team has mentioned a new DMCA ruling. This ruling means that we may still get the untethered iPhone 5 iOS 6 jailbreak, but that the iPad jailbreak may be deemed illegal.

This news sent ripples around the jailbreaking community and Apple fans. Forums and social networks are busy relaying the news. The DMC is the copyrighting law that was brought in in the 1990s, and it controls piracy, with a few exceptions to its rules.

Back in 2010 Apple got upset when jailbreaking iOS devices became legal, but this balance will be redressed with this new ruling, which has just come into force.

Jailbreaking mobiles – like the iPhone 5 – is legal, but jailbreaking tablets isn’t. So, if you jailbreak your iPad, you’ll be acting illegally.

@musclenerd brought us the news in a Tweet, which kicked off the subject on forums. Chronic Dev and iPhone Dev teams have made it clear that they oppose piracy, which the DMCA has duly noted. So if you’re planning on buying an iPad 4 or iPad Mini, be aware that these devices may never see a jailbreak solution come about.

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.