Yesterday, @pod2g and his jailbreaker-friends released Absinthe 2.0, which has the power to provide an untethered jailbreak solution for our iOS devices under iOS 5.1.1. However, shortly after releasing the software, it was announced that the jailbreakers already have a part of the iOS 6-jailbreak: according to @pod2g, when Apple launches iOS 6, a jailbreak solution will be ready.
We won’t give up on jailbreaking iOS devices because this is too important for us and we already have a part of the jailbreak for iOS 6 and we will be ready right on time for it. [...]
We will not give you the exact recipe, but we have other exploits that we won’t release at any time. This is our secret. It allows us to inject stuff into new devices and to start dumping the memory. When we have the dumps, we look at different ways of finding the vulnerability.
Apple is expected to release iOS 6 alongside its next-generation iPhone handset. Last year, both the new mobile operating system and the iPhone 4S launched in fall, and the same release schedule could be followed this year – though we’ve also heard reports which indicate that Apple is planning on launching the fifth-gen iPhone this summer, too.
Regardless, it looks like @pod2g and the Chronic Dev Team already have a foot in the door when it comes to jailbreaking iOS 6, which is good news for Cydia fans everywhere.