We are still waiting for the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 and the Apple iPhone 5 and one of the developers who holds the key to the jailbreak has called upon Apple for an Open iOS when they reveal iOS 7.
iPhone 5 & iOS 6 untethered jailbreak dilemma asks for iOS 7 openness
Cyril, who is known on Twitter as @p0d2g is one of the hackers who was responsible for some of the important parts that made the jailbreak for the Apple iPhone 4S possible in 2012.
He was interviewed recently and said that he believes that the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak will come. He also said that he himself may be tempted to get back into jailbreaking. However on Twitter he did ask for an Open iOS.
He believes that iOS 7 could come out later this year and that Apple may reveal it at the WWDC in the summer. If so it could be out in the fall of 2013. Cyril did ask the co-founder of Apple what he thought about an open iOS, however as yet he hasn’t got a response.
At the time of writing, the petition for an Open iOS has around 903 signatures on it. It is also trending on Twitter in many locations around the globe.
Users want an open iOS as at the moment you cannot install apps that haven’t had the go ahead by Apple, nor can the iPhone 5 be customised or default options changed. The only way to do this is by jailbreaking the handset. As there is no untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 some people are using the Apple iPhone 4S with iOS 5, preferring the freedom of the jailbreak over the new features of a newer device and OS at this time.