Apple released iOS 9.2 on December 8, 2015 but until now, we still haven’t seen an actual jailbreak. With iOS 10 just announced at the recent WWDC, will an iOS 9.2 jailbreak still be released?
The question is not unfounded as the current stable version is 9.3.2 which was released on May 16. Apple has also released a beta 2 version of iOS 9.3.3 on June 6. With no official jailbreaks in between these release, it’s natural for users to ask whether there truly will be one.
Also, with the features that iOS has been rolling out of late, there might be no need for jailbreaking anymore. Besides, it is an art that some may not be willing to share for free. Although there are some talented folks who would love to share their work sans charges, that is not always the case. And that seems to be what we are seeing here.
A simple search on YouTube can lead you to videos of supposed jailbroken iOS versions. The users uploaded what a jailbroken device might look like which will surely entice those who are interested. But again, some of these videos are just demonstrations and not actually instructions on how it could be done.
Plus, Apple patched vulnerabilities in iOS 9.1 that could lead to a jailbreak. Simply put, this fix made it somewhat impossible to jailbreak iOS 9.2 which runs on iPhones, iPads and iPod touch. Then again, as mentioned before, jailbreaking is an art: if someone finds a way, it can definitely happen.
Another reason why jailbreaks won’t be necessary are the quality of features iOS has been providing so far. The 9.2 release made some improvements to Apple Music and fixed a couple of issues with other apps. The 9.3 version added features like Night Shift which adjusts the device’s light when it’s night so users can sleep better.
So should there still be an iOS 9.2 jailbreak? Some users still want one but they are depending on an actual release which still hasn’t happened. Although Apple keeps updating their iOS mobile operating system, it’s a reality that not everyone will be getting the latest version because doing so has to depend on hardware requirements. In other words, newer devices are always lucky while older devices wait for jailbreaks to get new features.
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