The first beta build of iOS 6.1.1, released by Apple to developers Wednesday, surprisingly does not patch any of the exploits in iOS 6.1 that are required for the evasi0n jailbreak, according to a member of the jailbreak’s development team, although evasi0n users are still discouraged from updating until the team has a chance to see the final 6.1.1 build.
As expected, the iOS 6.1 jailbreak, codenamed "evasi0n," has been released. Developer team "evad3rs" updated the jailbreak's website this afternoon with links to the tool for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
The much-anticipated iOS 6.1 jailbreak is set for release today (Monday), according to a tweet from a member of the development team. The jailbreak will support every iDevice that can run iOS 6.1 with the lone exception of the third-generation Apple TV.
Apple is reportedly in talks with Time Warner to offer the company's HBO GO service on the Apple TV. HBO GO allows current HBO subscribers to view hundreds of hours of premium content on demand.
The iOS 6.1 jailbreak, now called "evasi0n," is almost ready and the development team has set up a website to keep the public informed of its progress. Every iOS 6.1 compatible device will be supported except the third-gen Apple TV.
The mysterious "AppleTV3,2" firmware released Monday belongs to a new version of the Apple TV. FCC documents and firmware code show that the upcoming device will sport a faster A5X processor and a new Broadcom wireless chip. The device will also be about 4 millimeters smaller on length and width.
In addition to releasing iOS 6.1, Apple has also updated the second- and third-generation Apple TV to version 5.2, adding Bluetooth keyboard support, Airplay enhancements, and new features such as "Up Next."
Users eager to upgrade to iOS 6.1 will not have long to wait for the untethered jailbreak. Jailbreak team evad3rs has reported that the upcoming jailbreak, likely to be released February 3, will support nearly all iOS 6.1 compatible devices except for the Apple TV.
Apple's hobby is getting more serious, as the company reported on Friday that it sold 2 million units during the December quarter, an increase of 60 percent year-over-year. For those keeping score at home, Apple's hobby has officially crossed the half a billion dollar-per-year mark, making it the kind of hobby that most companies would kill for.
Apple TV is gaining in popularity, so that means more people have ideas on what new features the next model should have. What would you like to see when Apple TV gets its next update? Head on over to the TMO forums and let us know.
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