Although the iPad 2 was released in March, as of today there still is no jailbreak released for it. Comex, the developer who also posted the first jailbreak for the iPhone 4, is said to have been working on a PDF exploit in order to change the iPad’s file system.
In a recent tweet (opens in new tab) he revealed there might not be much longer to wait, claiming he was "running out of bugs to fix".
According to Comex, the upcoming jailbreak will be effective on all iPads, iPhones and iPod touch devices running any firmware up to 4.3.3, and is expected to be untethered (no longer requiring to connect to a PC every time you reboot the device).
While many fans wait with baited breath for the homebrew release, the question rises why this has taken so long, suggesting Apple is finally getting to grips with fixing all the loopholes. Moreover, considering that the iOS 5 is set to be released this autumn, the hackers will have to start work from scratch soon.
Jailbreaking involves the hacking of a device in order to unlock all its features. However, it is not as bad as it sounds, as many consumers simply wish to gain access to third-party developed software blocked by Apple.
Many features and applications not on the App Store can be unlocked through jailbreaking, but although most manufacturers embrace the idea of people simply wanting more freedom, Apple has fought this trend since the first iPhone.