The first beta for iOS 9.3.3 came out a few hours ago, but already, the new release has been jailbroken by developer Luca Tedesco as indicated by a photo that he posted a little while ago. but you shouldn’t hold your breath for it as you most likely won’t be able to enjoy it anytime soon, if ever. As he did in the past, Italian hacker Luca Todesco teased what appears to be an iPod touch running iOS 9.3.3. beta 1 with Cydia installed earlier today, and if the past is any indication of the future, nothing will materialize for jailbreak users like you and me.
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— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) May 23, 2016
Luca has previously spoken about possessing a jailbreak for iOS 9.3, and has even demoed it on video, but has not released it to the public, and neither does he plan to. As of this moment, there is no way to jailbreak any version of iOS from iOS 9.2 and beyond, which makes this photo and Luca’s past claims particularly interesting to those who jailbreak.
Currently, anyone wishing to jailbreak can only do so as long as their hardware is running iOS 9.1 or earlier, which brings with it its own issues of instability and missing features. Keeping up with iOS releases is vital, but if you want to stay jailbroken, that is not always an option.
There is a respectable stack of new features on offer in the latest major update from Apple, though. The features aren’t the only reason you might want to consider updating, as iOS 9.3 and its followup releases bring with them bug fixes alongside numerous speed and security improvements.
iOS 9.3.3 beta 1 was released on Monday, so it seems that whatever exploit Todesco is using is similar to what he already used in the past. The law enforcement authorities and the likes of FBI could somehow benefit with the knowledge that Apple’s iPhones are still hackable.