Although the iOS 8.3 release date is here, the next iOS jailbreak may not be available until iOS 8.4 is ready for launch. This means Apple is yet again one step ahead of the jailbreak community. For now, diehard jailbreak users will have to settle for the much older iOS 8.1.2 OS.
According to GottaBeMobile, developers have shied away from iOS 8.3 mainly because Apple has already addressed all previous security vulnerabilities with the operating system. This has been the situation ever since iOS 8.1.3 patched up the TaiG iOS 8 jailbreak. The publication also pointed out that attempts to jailbreak iOS 8.3 will only give Apple the opportunity to spot exploits in iOS 8.4. So, that is why jailbreak developers are moving on.
These developments may deal a harsh blow to those hoping that an iOS 8.3 jailbreak will be some time soon. The previous iOS 8.2 jailbreak was also postponed indefinitely due to the sudden iOS 8.3 launch. It is not clear whether the rapid release cycle is a deliberate tactic on Apple's part. Even so, the jailbreak community has had trouble staying ahead of the Cupertino-based tech giant in recent months.
On April 8, Jailbreak developer MuscleNerd tweeted that Apple has fixed 39 security bugs. The jailbreak community rely on exploiting security flaws when jailbreaking an Apple device.
Meanwhile, notorious jailbreak guru Stefan Esser showed off his jailbroken iOS 8.4 OS beta 1 in a video posted on YouTube. Esser also ran Cydia on iOS 8.4 beta 1 as proof of his supposed achievement.
"I am delighted to share this video of a proof of concept iOS 8.4-beta 1 jailbreak that I was working," Esser wrote on April 19. "Of course this video will trigger haters."
Often going by the screen name iOn1c, Esser is a controversial figure within jailbreak circles due to his habit of teasing jailbreak achievements on social media. Naturally, he declined to publically share his more recent iOS 8.4 beta 1 jailbreak.
Apple has rolled out iOS 8.3 to its more recent devices including iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, and iPad 3. With iOS 8.3 roll out more or less completed, Apple has turned its attention over to the upcoming iOS 8.4. On Monday, April 13, Apple Insider reported that Apple has just released an iOS 8.4 beta to developers. One highlight of iOS 8.4 is Apple's new Music app that reportedly comes with a redesigned look and powerful features.