Big Surprise, Apple Plans to Fix JailbreakMe PDF Exploit in Next iOS Update
Turns out JailbreakMe's run will be short lived. Like abandoned-toy-yorkie short lived.
JailbreakMe relies on a PDF exploit and according to the Associated Press an Apple spokesperson informed them that Apple is "aware of this reported issue and developing a fix that will be available to customers in an upcoming software update."
Granted the JailbreakMe process uses an exploit that Apple was likely to change anyway, but can't Cupertino just let us be? Seriously, how long did we patiently (or impatiently) wait for an iPad 2 jailbreak. How much easier could jailbreaking a device be than visiting a website and pushing a button. I sure am glad Apple is "developing a fix that will be available to customers," though.
Soon it'll be back to the drawing board when iOS 5 comes out. iPhone users will likely not have to wait very long after iOS 5's release for a jailbreak, but iPad 2 users could be left out in the cold, cold world or jailbreaklessness for a long time again.
Enjoy it while you can people. Unless of course you choose to never update your firmware again or upgrade to iOS 5. In which case, more power to you.
Source: Associate Press