As expected before, Apple indeed released the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 6, with a number of interesting features, including the 3D mapping, Siri availability on the new iPad, native Facebook integration and many more. What makes iOS 6 even more interesting is the integration of a few surprises as well.
Surprises? Yes, Apple has introduced a number of features in iOS 6 that, as Redmond Pie noted, negate the need for a few Cydia tweaks. The report said that with Apple seeding the first iOS 6 beta to developers for download, many thought about the possibility of a tethered jailbreak on A4 devices using the latest RedSn0w tool.
We would love to sit here and break the wonderful news that iOS 6 beta is jailbreakable using the latest version of Redsn0w, but, unfortunately it just isn't the case this time around, the report said.
According to the folks at Redmond Pie, they had successfully jailbroken the iPhone 4, as well as the iPod touch 4G on iOS 6 beta using Redsn0w. However, when pointing the Redsn0w tool to an older firmware like iOS 5.1.1, the jailbreak was just not successful.
This will certainly prove to be a negative in a day that has brought a lot of positives for Apple fans, but this to be honest was expected with so many API changes introduced with iOS 6, the report added.
iPhone Dev Team's MuscleNerd also took to his Twitter page Tuesday to announce that he had managed to get his A4 based iPod touch jailbroken on iOS 6. However, he asked his followers not to expect an iOS 6 beta jailbreak anytime soon. He tweeted:
Here's ioreg of my tethered-JB ipt4g 6.0: http://is.gd/1qOwvW ..MANY things including Cydia are broken, don't expect beta JB for a while!
Meanwhile, Apple has given the details of the iOS 6 features and it appears that even the supported devices won't have access to all of them.
Flyover and turn-by-turn navigation - iPhone 4S and iPad 2 or later
Siri - iPhone 4S and third generation iPad
Shared Photo Streams - iPhone 4 or later and iPad 2 or later
FaceTime over cellular - iPhone 4S and third generation iPad
VIP inbox - iPhone 4 or later and iPad 2 or later
Offline Reading List - iPhone 4 or later and iPad 2 or later
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