Wednesday, March 20, 2013

iOS 6.1.3 Update

I am getting into some good stuff of the Forever Affiliate program and need to get back to it, but wanted to let you know there is an iOS 6.1.3 update available and wanted to give you the dealio. 

The main thing that this update does is fix a vulnerability where someone that knows how, could circumvent your lock code to gain access to your phone if it is in their possession.  This is done by utilizing the emergency call feature and doing a few other things that I won't mention on here.  Additionally, there are improvements to Apple Maps Japan.  There are no other add-ons, features or fixes.  There are however, breaks. 

The big thing that this update does is remove the ability to jailbreak your phone and if it is already jailbroken, it won't be any longer.  If you do update to 6.1.3, there is currently no way to go back to being jailbroken.  In other words, if you have any intention of jailbreaking your iOS 6 device at any point in the near future or enjoy your jailbroken iOS 6 device, do not update!

This has been a public service announcement from someone that feels Apple is doing a huge public DISservice to themselves and the popularity of their devices by locking things back down.  The evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 6 has been installed on over 18.2 million new devices since the release last month.  That was only 43 days ago, yes 18.2 million.  

So, there is obviously a huge demand for having the ability to customize and tweak your device the way you want to and by locking things back down and not embracing the hobbyist/geek community, I think they will lose out on a portion of that community to Android.  This is coming from someone that recently purchased a very tiny piece of Apple stock through options (much cheaper way to try and capture some gain on the stock from these levels) that wants to see the company do well and wants to see sales increase and innovation thrive. 


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