When we think about jailbreaking, the first iOS device that comes to mind is the iPhone. This has always been the case in the past few years as developers fight to be the first to jailbreak the latest iOS and the iPhone, given that it attracts them the most recognition.
iPad Mini & iPad 4 iOS 6 untethered jailbreak: legal consequences
Now once again, all eyes are on an iPhone 5 iOS 6 untethered jailbreak. The good news is that if you have an iPad 4 or iPad Mini, you’re in the same boat. While we may see news about the iPhone iOS 6 jailbreak progressing, it also means that other iOS devices will be in luck given that identical exploits will be used to crack the other Apple devices.
Right now Planetbeing and Pod2g are working on an iOS 6 jailbreak and the former has in fact stated that he has an iPhone 5 already running an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak but doesn’t want to release it yet and burn off the exploit found.
Now this aside, there is another problem that needs to be addressed specifically fo the iOS tablet. A ruling from October means that the Apple iPad Mini and iPad 3 isn’t covered in the exemptions of the DMCA. This was the ruling that protected the rights of jailbreakers and allowed them to jailbreak their iOS devices without Apple taking any legal action against them.
What this means is that Apple could take PlanetBeing and Pod2g to court if they are too devise a jailbreak for the iPad tablets. Dicey isn’t it?