Forbes Profiles Evasi0n's Impact on Jailbreaking
Everyone is talking about Evasi0n, including Forbes, the venerable business and financial publication that can't ignore how Apple has been "hit with the largest mass-hacking incident in its history."
Forbes' writer Andy Greenberg is referring, naturally, to Evasi0n, which has now been used by close to seven million iDevice owners since the eagerly-anticipated tool was finally released. Central to the Forbes piece is Jay Freeman, who reports that Cydia has already been visited by 5.15 million iPhones, 1.35 million iPads, and 400,000 iPod touches jailbroken with evasi0n.
Freeman tells Forbes that one of the paramount reasons for the historic surge in jailbreaking this week (apart from the fact that more iDevices are now in circulation than at any other time in history) is the pent-up anticipation that preceded Evasi0n's arrival.
As Freeman explained, 136 days is the time it took to crack iOS 6.1. When you consider the 98-day wait for the iPhone 4S, 38-day wait for the iPhone 4, and a meager 14-days for the iPhone 3GS, it becomes crystal clear why Apple users rushed to Evasi0n when the moment of truth finally came.
“That’s what made this such a landmark jailbreak,” Freeman explains. “It had been so long and we were all so hungry for it.” Fortunately, he adds, the next jailbreak probably won't take so long. There's nearly another full jailbreak worth of research already in the hopper and being kept in reserve for the next iPhone.