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  • Apple May Be Waiting For iPhone 4 Jailbreak to Release iOS 4 Software Update


    The chatter from Apple Store sources maintains that if the release of iOS 4.0.1 is delayed, the culprit may be Apple's desire to wait until the iPhone 4 jailbreak is first released. When Apple recently announced a forthcoming firmware update, there was nothing firm about its release date. "A few weeks" is what we were told.

    Well, it could just be that Apple has other objectives beyond correcting those nagging antenna and signal display issues. As with previous attempts by Apple to block exploits used to jailbreak, there is good reason to believe that Apple is endeavoring as we speak to roll out a patch for the hole used to jailbreak iOS 4. Of course, if we go down this road and wonder what else Apple could be waiting for, it's a no-brainer that Apple is on pins and needles waiting for the iPhone Dev Team's jailbreak for iPhone 4, which already exists and was proudly put on display recently much to our prompt salivating.

    While there are sources clamoring about Apple's desire to patch the jailbreak before releasing iOS 4.0.1, it isn't clear how long Apple is willing to put off the release of the firmware update to achieve this "bonus goal." It's certainly not difficult to imagine having this objective in mind, but the longer the company waits to roll out the update, the more frustrated and angry current and prospective iPhone 4 buyers will grow - especially those convinced that a hardware problem can't be corrected with a software update.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple May Be Waiting For iPhone 4 Jailbreak to Release iOS 4 Software Update started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 133 Comments
    1. dq13's Avatar
      dq13 -
      THIS IS SO FREAKING FALSE INFO!!... APPLE AIN'T WAITING FOR NO ONE. WHY?? BECAUSE THIS RUMOR CAME FROM AN APPLE EMPLOYEE (from an apple store, not like headquarter employee) AND APPLE DOESN'T SHARE THIS INFO WITH A REGULAR EMPLOYEE !!!!!!!!!
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by skj8100 View Post
      so you're telling me this software update is not ready? You are very naive if you think that they are still working on it and not just waiting for a JB.
      Why is that such a naive thing to believe?

      Considering that the signal issue has been around since the original iphone in 2007, I have a feeling that Apple is going to take a fine tooth comb to it and make sure they get it right this time. Throw in the fact that they will most likely address the problems with the proximity sensor as well as any other issues and reported bugs and it could definitely take a few weeks for them to finalize the update.

      Why would you think Apple is playing the waiting game with the jailbreak community? Didn't they learn anything from the 3.1.3 bait that they tossed out to the community this spring? Did any devs waste an exploit on that? Nope, I don't think so.

      Nice try though.
    1. Infamous_clown's Avatar
      Infamous_clown -
      i dont think Apple can wait month to release their new software update as the DEV team CAN...so i guess we shud be getting a apple update in a week or two and WElcome Jailbreak D:
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      This is here say and B.S.

      Apple cannot afford to play with their reputation by not fixing the i4 and will not play "games" with jailbreakers when their PR is at stake fixing the i4 fiasco.
    1. janmillan's Avatar
      janmillan -
      APPLE Buy The best today and tomorrow we release a better and cheaper one. or update it




      this is what i hate about apple i bought a macbook 1599$ and the next week with out notifying they get a macbook pro for 1499 With more stuff.


      i buy a macbook pro 15" and 2 weeks later BAMS!

      MACBOOK pro i7

      i have waited this one out if they don't announce anything i will buy the i7 the 17th or 18th
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by dq13 View Post
      THIS IS SO FREAKING FALSE INFO!!... APPLE AIN'T WAITING FOR NO ONE. WHY?? BECAUSE THIS RUMOR CAME FROM AN APPLE EMPLOYEE (from an apple store, not like headquarter employee) AND APPLE DOESN'T SHARE THIS INFO WITH A REGULAR EMPLOYEE !!!!!!!!!
      No need to yell... While this may be true. the fact of the matter is people talk. And a great deal of info that gets leaked comes from the "little guy". Regardless if this is true or not. History shows that Apple and the dev team play this game every release.

      Quote Originally Posted by janmillan View Post
      APPLE Buy The best today and tomorrow we release a better and cheaper one. or update it




      this is what i hate about apple i bought a macbook 1599$ and the next week with out notifying they get a macbook pro for 1499 With more stuff.


      i buy a macbook pro 15" and 2 weeks later BAMS!

      MACBOOK pro i7

      i have waited this one out if they don't announce anything i will buy the i7 the 17th or 18th

      And because APPLE is the only one that does this? Sony, HP, Dell, ACER and a few others Always announce and let people know not to buy a model because they plan on launching a new product... hmmmm
    1. skater38053's Avatar
      skater38053 -
      Has anyone seen this video and does it actually work?
      my Girl has an iphone 3gs (MC Model)and updated to 4.0 but never jailbroke her phone but wants to now.

      YouTube - How To Jailbreak iphone OS 4 3G,3GS with spirit latest [28th june 2010]
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by paganizonda83 View Post
      It's Messany. Do yall really think he could pass up writing another article? Hell, the nuclear powered iphone article he wrote started off saying he had no clue how the pipedream had become so hotly discussed on the internet and then proceeds to promote said pipedream.

      "I don't care who you are...Thats funny right there"
    1. soul65's Avatar
      soul65 -
      I think this is a bluff. Some1 that wants the jailbreak to come sooner. I can wait.
    1. rhart96's Avatar
      rhart96 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RonHC View Post
      Thats Madness
      NO THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!!!!! LMAO

      On a serious note, I think they will wait another week then update.
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      if this where true its like Tom and Jerry...
      All I have to say is----RED ROBIN..,

      wait for it... wait for it...
    1. CMOSlabs's Avatar
      CMOSlabs -
      Quote Originally Posted by itaintrite View Post
      I agree. Time for all iPhone 4 users to write/call Apple to complain.

      If Apple were smart, they'd just break something else in the update and then they'd have an excuse to release another update to fix it after JB is out :P Not that they ever need any excuse for a new update (3.1.3).
      I agree with this also. They are busy fixing 4.0 bugs. I remember with Microsoft's DOS days, it was known not to get DOS 2.0 or 3.0 - but soon as you put a .1 in there everything worked great. Stay away from any software that is .0 It would be silly of Apple to prolong the release of 4.01/4.1 - They could always come out with 4.02/4.2 a few weeks later with the jailbreak patch if they wanted to.
    1. skater38053's Avatar
      skater38053 -
      yuummmm
    1. A_DuB187's Avatar
      A_DuB187 -
      These kinds of threads are hilarious...nothing more.

      The release WILL come. Until then enjoy what you have. I'm really enjoying my iPhone 4 right now jailbreak or no jailbreak but as soon as it drops I'll be using it. Until then I'll just sit back and enjoy what I have.
    1. Markanthony3211's Avatar
      Markanthony3211 -
      Cat & Mouse
    1. bruinsrme's Avatar
      bruinsrme -
      I wish apple would focus in the important issues at hand and let the jailbreakers be
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      Wow apple... If it's true it's a real kick in the nuts to those who work hard on jailbreaking
    1. Varmit's Avatar
      Varmit -
      The truth be told. Apple could really care less about the jailbreakers. Because it *IS* thier PR. It means that Apple gets more and more popular. I just bought me a nice iMac 21 inch system. All my life I have always used IBM compatable systems, Took the plung to have me a nice toy. But anyways, Play the game and be the mouse and let apple chase.
    1. D4VID4F's Avatar
      D4VID4F -
      seems like typical apple behavior! if it weren't for all the people behind the jail-break out there i would of gave apple the boot along time ago!!
    1. Red-Blitz's Avatar
      Red-Blitz -
      so apple will start to release +.1 after someone releases a jailbreak?... smart apple.