WWJC 2013 and the odds of iPhone 5 jailbreak
We’ve been trying to keep readers informed about the iOS 6 /6.0.1 untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 that we know so many readers are waiting for. Unfortunately this jailbreak still doesn’t appear close to a release, which we know is frustrating for some. Today we have heard that the dates for WWJC 2013 have been announced for August next year and we wonder about the odds of the iPhone 5 jailbreak finally appearing.
The iOS 6 /iOS 6.0.1 untethered iPhone 5 jailbreak has been a real waiting game with several false starts and glimmers of hope along the way and plenty of scams hoping to cash in. There is still no solid news from renowned members of the jailbreaking community such as @pod2g and @musclenerd and we continue to check the Chronic Dev and iPhone Dev team websites. However one piece of news is that the JailbreakCon team has just announced that WWJC 2013 will take place in New York on August 23/24 next year.
For the uninitiated, WWJC is a world convention for jailbreakers. This is a big deal on the jailbreaking community calendar and will be attended by some of the most prominent members. Speakers could include the likes of @p0sixninja and @pod2g while attendees will be hoping to see jailbreaking workshops and of course talk about everything to do with jailbreaking but is it possible that an iPhone 5 jailbreak will still be being discussed at WWJC?
The announcement of WWJC 2013 dates via Twitter may prompt some to wonder if the iPhone 5 jailbreak will be available by then, or even come at the event itself. It would be easy to get excited at the thought of WWJC coming up with the jailbreak but that would be forgetting that in fact the conference is still 9 months away and most will be expecting it way before then. Many potential iPhone 5 jailbreakers will be horrified at the thought of having to wait so much longer for a jailbreak but with the difficulties we’ve seen so far it’s possible that the untethered jailbreak might not arrive until the time of WWJC. Of course there’s no guarantee that it will even arrive then but there will no doubt be plenty of people waiting for it, no matter how long it takes.
We’d like to hear your views on this. Do you think the iPhone 5 jailbreak will arrive in the coming few months? Maybe you think that realistically there’s a chance it may not arrive until next year’s WWJC, or maybe even later? Let us know with your comments.