Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, unleashed the latest version of OS, iOS 10, in September 2016 for all active Apple devices. The new OS has drawn the attention of hackers to jailbreak the iPhones released on new iOS 10, especially Apple iPhone 7.
Jailbreak iPhones are in demand because of two reasons. First, jailbreak iPhone cuts the price by almost half and second, users can download third-party applications, which is not possible with the contract phone.
Across the world, many teams are working to jailbreak the said operating system. One such renowned team is Pangu. It will post downloadable tools for iPhones on its official website. It has so far released jailbreak tools from iOS8 to iOS9.3. It is rumored that it is now working on the latest iOS10 as per iDigital Times.
The latest version to be jailbroken is iOS 9.3.3 and Apple was quick to douse the fire by releasing a patch iOS 9.3.4 and further bolstered with an even more powerful patch- iOS 9.3.5. However, even that is jailbroken, reports Redmond Pie.
Apple has released 8 beta versions and one GM seed before releasing the final version of iOS10. No one so far claimed jailbreaking iOS10. Pangu has publicly demonstrated that jailbreak of iOS 10 beta 1 version at MOSEC, 2016, a Beijing Security Conference.
But this time, Pangu team is tight lipped. It is believed that either they have cracked the new iOS 10 or waiting for the new update iOS 10.2 to be released. Surprisingly, renowned hacker, Luca Tedesco has posted a message on Twitter that he had successfully jailbroken the iOS 10.1.
Hearing this news, Apple fans requested Pangu to join Luca Tedesco and work together on future jailbreaks. To the fans' disappointment, Luca, being a one man army in jailbreaking earlier iOS, has rejected any such collaboration and intended to go alone.
Pangu is working hard on iOS 10 jailbreak and it appears that it will release it in December 2016. However, in view of the slew of attempts to jailbreak iOS 10, Apple may patch up with a newer version to salvage its pride as the most secure software.