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iPad Mini iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak: Security No Problem, Apple Lawyers Are

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Security is not the biggest issue with the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for the  iPad Mini , it is Apple lawyers that developers have to worry about.

iPad Mini iOS 6 untethered jailbreak & legal implications

When you talk about jailbreaking it is the Apple iPhone that comes to mind. This is generally down to the fact that the Apple iPhone is the more popular of Apple products and that hackers fight amongst themselves to deliver it first for maximum fame.

Now that the Apple iPhone 5 is out with iOS 6, everyone is focused on the untethered jailbreak for the device and OS. If you own the Apple iPad 4 or the iPad Mini then you will have also be waiting for the jailbreak. As there has been news about progression with the Apple iPhone 5 iOS 6 jailbreak, owners of other devices are lucky as generally the jailbreak works on other Apple devices too with a little porting.

Pod2g and PlanetBeing are at the moment at work on the jailbreak for iOS 6 and the latter has said that there is an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 running on his iPhone 5, however it will not be released at the moment to ensure that they don’t burn off the exploits they have found right now. So basically an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak could be ready any day now.

So while iOS 6 security is not issue, iOS tablet users have another thing to worry about – Apple’s lawyers. This is in the form of a ruling that came in October which means that now the tablets are not covered in the DMCA exemptions. This ruling originally allowed developers to jailbreak iOS devices and Apple was not able to take any action against them.

This basically means that if developers were to release the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for the iPhone and iPod touch, there would be no legal problems. But if they were to od so for the iPad 4 and iPad Mini, they could end up in court.

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