Apple released iOS 9.3 yesterday alongside the new iPhone SE and new iPad Pro at its event in California. iOS 9.3 is a major release for the OS and is especially important for jailbreakers, who are hoping to get a breakthrough in the latest release of iOS.
The first jailbreak for iOS 9 was released back in October 2015 by Pangu for iOS iOS 9.0-9.0.2. Then recently, the team released the iOS 9.1 jailbreak. And now that iOS 9.3 jailbreak has been released, all the eyes are set on Pangu again for the jailbreak.
But if you will notice, we did not get a jailbreak for iOS 9.2 or iOS 9.2.1. The Pangu team released a jailbreak for iOS 9.1, which could mean that they haven’t gained success in jailbreaking iOS 9.2. And now that iOS 9.3 is out, it seems like all the jailbreak teams are letting the time pass, which points towards a few possibilities.
iOS 9.3 is the latest version and it has patched the iOS 9.1 jailbreak exploits. So jailbreak teams will have to start afresh. Also, there’s no sign of Luca Todesco, the hacker who had claimed of jailbreaking iOS 9.2.1 and iOS 9.3 in their beta stages. If there’s someone who has jailbroken iOS 9.3, now is the best time to release it to the public, as iOS 10 will come out in September anyhow.
There’s also a reason why jailbreak teams won’t release an iOS 9.3 jailbreak. In case a team releases a jailbreak for iOS 9.3 and if the firmware has some bugs, Apple will release an update like iOS 9.3.1 or something to patch the bugs along with the exploits. This will mean that all those exploits would go to waste.
This leads us to believe that if there is a jailbreak tool for iOS 9.3, the makers will wait for at least a couple of weeks to release it so that people can get a stable jailbreak firmware. And if there’s really no jailbreak for iOS 9.3, then we’ll have to wait for an iOS 10 jailbreak. So let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope there’s an iOS 9.3 jailbreak coming soon.