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iOS 10 Jailbreak Release Date Update: Myth or Fact?

( [email protected] ) Sep 19, 2016 11:23 PM EDT
Apple has just released its iOS 10 alongside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus announcement, but the big question is this: Has there been an iOS 10 jailbreak?
Pangu has their own iOS 10 jailbreak app that is ready for download. www.downloadpangu.org

So, iOS 10 has just been released not too long ago, gaining a quick rate of adoption among iPhone and iPad users, but is a jailbreak for iOS 10 already out? Each time there has been a new iOS release, you can be sure that there will be an equivalent jailbreak -- sooner or later, it will arrive. It is inevitable, just as the relentless march of the Borg. Well, it seems that hacker group Pangu has lacked the time to create a jailbreak for iOS 10.

How did Apple end up besting Pangu for the moment? Well, Cupertino introduced a series of beta testing before they rolled out iOS 10, ensuring that everything was fine and dandy. Of course, in hindsight, we now know that iOS 10 was not perfect either, as it led to a number of iPhones and iPads crashing during the update process, requiring a complete restore along the way.

But I digress. Basically, iOS 10 was introduced in such a quick and unprecedented manner, so much so that hacker group Pangu failed to have the right amount of time in order to introduce a jailbreak in this eternal game of cat-and-mouse. While Pangu claims to have an iOS 10 jailbreak, it seems that Apple has beaten them to the punch -- again.

Basically, Apple has introduced an iOS 10.0.1 update for iOS 10. Similar to the base iOS 10 upgrade, anyone that own the iPhone 5 or later, iPad 2 or later, iPad Mini 2 or later, as well as any iPad Pro model and the 6th generation iPod or newer will be able to take advantage of the iOS 10.0.1 update.

If your planets are not totally aligned with one another and you fail to be notified of the upgrade automatically, then there is always the good old method of being on standby -- by manually performing the update simply by heading to Settings → General → Software Update.

Forbes claims that the iOS 10.0.1 update is small -- we are talking about an update that weighs in anywhere from 25MB to 60MB. The size difference can be pinpointed to the kind of device in which it will be installed on. Regardless of which side of the spectrum the update's size is, it is far less than what the iOS 10 upgrade.

The small size can only indicate one thing -- no major changes were made since September 13, and it will comprise of mere bug and security fixes. For instance, it fixes an issue preventing the recognition of "Hey Siri" requests, the issue that affects audio quality for calls made over VoLTE, an issue that impacts Bluetooth connectivity and Apple Watch pairing, and improves stability of the Camera and Contacts apps.

What does this mean for Pangu? They will certainly not be silent for long, and it is but a matter of time. However, take note that updating to the latest iOS version will obviously do away with any kind of previous successful jailbreaks on that particular device.

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