An iOS 9.2 jailbreak release has yet to arrive, but thanks to the iOS 9.3 beta, it’s likely that we’ll see an iOS 9.2 jailbreak sooner than we may have expected.
It’s a confusing time for iOS software right now. iOS 9.2 is the latest version that’s available to the public. However, there are two different beta versions available right now. iOS 9.2.1 is in beta mode, but a public release should come any day now.
Then there’s iOS 9.3, which was unveiled earlier this week, along with the first beta. iOS 9.3 will be a big update, as it comes with a handful of new features, including a new Night Shift night mode, as well as Touch ID and passcode support for the Notes app.
These two betas have us thinking about two different jailbreaks now. We could see an iOS 9.2 jailbreak next, or it could wait and we might see an iOS 9.3 jailbreak in the future. The question is which one we’ll see get a release.
We’ve talked a lot about an iOS 9.2 jailbreak, and it’s already been teased by a developer who claims to have jailbroken the latest version, which means that an iOS 9.2 jailbreak exists in some form, and it’s likely that TaiG or Pangu have one ready in the chamber.
With the release of the iOS 9.3 beta, though, many users have been worried that this could push back the release of a jailbreak even more, but that likely won’t be the case.
It’s likely that we won’t see a jailbreak until iOS 9.2.1 officially releases to the public, but that should happen any day now. We wouldn’t be surprised to see iOS 9.2.1 release within this month or even as early as next week.
At that point, an iOS 9.2 jailbreak should follow shortly afterward, meaning that we could see an iOS 9.2 jailbreak as early as next week, which is pretty exciting to think about.
It’s highly unlikely that TaiG or Pangu would skip the iOS 9.2 jailbreak and work on an iOS 9.3 jailbreak, simply because a final public release for iOS 9.3 is likely at least a couple of months away. It will be a big update and will probably go through several beta versions, as many as four or five.
However, it’s important to think about the possibility that iOS 9.3 may not patch up any jailbreak exploits, which could entice dev teams to hold their jailbreaks until iOS 9.3 is officially released, but again, I feel that the official release of iOS 9.3 is so far out, that waiting just wouldn’t be worth it. Rather, it would be better to release an iOS 9.2 jailbreak, let Apple patch it up in iOS 9.3, and then find a new exploit in iOS 9.3.
Of course, there’s no way to get inside the heads of TaiG or Pangu, so I’m not really sure what they plan on doing, but my guess is that we’ll see an iOS 9.2 jailbreak whenever iOS 9.2.1 officially releases.
After all, we’ve gone long enough without a new jailbreak. The last time a jailbreak was released was back in October when the first iOS 9 jailbreak came out for iOS 9.0. Since then, iOS 9.1 and iOS 9.2 have released, both of which are unjailbreakable at this point.