iOS 12.2 is less than two weeks away from the official launch, but new information today makes it clear that people waiting for iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, X, 8 Plus, 7 Plus and 6S jailbreak solutions should have a lot of patience. In theory, iOS 12.2 references four new iPads in WiFi & Cellular variants (perhaps mini, and 9.7″?), all without Face ID, and a (seventh-gen?) iPod touch with no Touch ID nor Face ID. That’s obviously far from confirmation that a iOS 12.2 jailbreak is developed and ready to go and we wouldn’t expect the Electra team to say even if it was, but these kinds of noises coming out of the team that is currently most prolific when it comes to releasing jailbreak iOS 12.2 can only be good news for those hoping to be able to update to Apple’s hottest new software and still be able to iOS 12.2 jailbreak their devices, at some point, at least.
iOS 12.2 JAILBREAK Codes Hint At New Apple Devices
According to a developer who also does IT security research, iOS 12.2 implements new security measures against jailbreak solutions. iOS 12 has many new hurdles placed by Apple to prevent the launch of public iOS 12.2 to iOS 12.2.1 and iOS 12.2.2 jailbreak solutions, but exploitation remains possible. iOS 12.2 expands Apple News to Canada for the first time, with Canadian iPhone and iPad users able to access news stories in English or French. The update introduces infrastructure for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit on third-party TVs, and it brings a redesigned TV remote in Control Center.
iOS 12.2 has already been jailbroken by some who have 0day exploits, which Apple does not know about, but the release of iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, X, 8 Plus, 7 Plus and 6S jailbreak solutions is unlikely, at least as far as it is concerned. While updates like iOS 12.1.3 typically focus on bug fixes and security improvements, Apple sometimes uses updates like iOS 12.2 to introduce minor new features and changes before major new versions later in the year.
iOS 12.2 Will Harden The Launch Of Jailbreak Solutions
The update also features hints of an upcoming Apple News subscription service, which could see a Texture-like magazine service added to Apple News. The iOS 12.2 update will likely see several rounds of beta testing before it launches to the public. iOS 12.2 had announced by the people behind Electra software the possible release of a iOS 12.2 jailbreak solution, but nothing went further than simple statements. However, considering that we have a jailbreak solution for iOS 12.1.3 from the back of the Electra, it’s quite possible for iOS 12.2 to be offered at least one new iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, X, 8 Plus, 7 Plus and 6S jailbreak solution.