iPad 2 Jailbroken

The Twitter account of the well know jailbreaking wizard Comex, who previously bought us the Spirit and JailbreakMe hacks, has news that he has successfully managed to hack the iPad 2 running iOS 4.3. His twitter post, states "would’ve had it yesterday if I didn’t have to spend 1.5 days looking for a replacement exploit (which came from a most unexpected place…)". This latest news will most likely drive user demand which will increase the waiting time, currently standing at three to four weeks.

The image above clearly shows the device running Cydia, the software package which "allows a user to find and download applications and software packages for a jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, by browsing repositories that list these applications and packages, most of which are available at no cost." There is currently no word on an official release date but it will more than likely be this week. As usual, Neowin will keep you updated with news as soon as we get it.

The original Jailbreak application was released on June 27 2007 and allowed users to change the wallpaper and ringtones of their iPhones, since then there have been numerous releases of applications, games and other tools for iOS users.

The video shows a user known as saurik running Cydia on his iPad 2

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It's really annoying me too, i owned 3 different iPhone (from 3G to 4), and bought my first iPad last week, they have been jailbroken, at first it was to unlock my first iPhone and after it was to modify things that Apple doesn't want. The best example for iOS 4.3 is MyWi that allow tether on wifi since more than a year. Apple copy things that run well on Cydia. Also i bought more than 150$ in game, utilities and others app on the AppStore AND about 50$ on Cydia Store / Ex Rock Store. Anyway this argument can't keep up because it's the samething for the iTunes Store, MOST of the music is not bought from a legal source and Apple is doing nothing for this

It really annoys me when people just assume you are stealing when jailbreaking.....I have an iPad that I jailbroke so I could run iBluever to have internet with me on the go through my cell phone. Yes, I am too cheap to subscribe to 3G on my iPad when I can tether for free using my unlimited data plan (yes, Holiday Miracle Plan from WIND mobile ) I can honestly say that this is the only reason I would bother jailbreaking. To me, it is worth it because it saves me a lot of money in data costs.

I wonder how much money Apple loses to people that are Jailbreaking?

Those of you that say Apple wouldn't have your money anyways, i don't buy it. At .99 and 1.99 price points i think you would buy something eventually.

ccoltmanm said,
I wonder how much money Apple loses to people that are Jailbreaking?
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You already bought the iPad, that's where the majority of money is for Apple. Their online stores (music and applications) have been reporting "just above break even" since they were first introduced but even if they were operating at Apple's the average margin (30%) it's still an impossibly large difference.

hose of you that say Apple wouldn't have your money anyways, i don't buy it. At .99 and 1.99 price points i think you would buy something eventually.

Given apple's margins of roughly 40% on the iphone/ipad devision, you'd have to buy roughly 500 of the top applications in order to generate the same amount of revenue (not profit) for Apple that a single iPad does. Further, just because you've jail broken doesn't mean you can never use the applications sold on their store.

Your propsotion hinges on the following question: "How many applications might a person have downloaded for the app store but instead opted for something from the jail break community?" I'd bet that works out to less than several hundred per jail-break user.

This isn't like Sony or Microsoft selling video game consoles where the hardware is sold at a loss with profit made from game sales: Apple is more like Nintendo turning a large profit on the hardware and a negligible one (not so tiny in Nintendo's case) on the software.

ccoltmanm said,
I wonder how much money Apple loses to people that are Jailbreaking?

Those of you that say Apple wouldn't have your money anyways, i don't buy it. At .99 and 1.99 price points i think you would buy something eventually.

Why is it that when someone talks about jailbreaking, piracy is Immediently bought up.....

ccoltmanm said,
I wonder how much money Apple loses to people that are Jailbreaking?

Those of you that say Apple wouldn't have your money anyways, i don't buy it. At .99 and 1.99 price points i think you would buy something eventually.

Jailbreaking != Piracy

If you jailbreak your iPad and have no intention of installing anything such as Installous and you only want to theme it with Winterboard let's say, then Apple with lose absolutely nothing other than ultimate control over the device. Yay for everyone!

However Apple do lose money via the likes of installous. Unless I'm missing something of course.

The Protagonist said,

Why is it that when someone talks about jailbreaking, piracy is Immediently bought up.....

Sounds like a certain conditioning campaign has succeeded.

ccoltmanm said,
I wonder how much money Apple loses to people that are Jailbreaking?

Those of you that say Apple wouldn't have your money anyways, i don't buy it. At .99 and 1.99 price points i think you would buy something eventually.

Jail-breaking is one of the reasons why people buy an iOS product =D

tanjiajun_34 said,
Jail-breaking is one of the reasons why people buy an iOS product =D

^this and i dont anyone who jailbreaked an iOS that doesnt use it for all the free 'goodies'

Nicholas-c said,

Jailbreaking != Piracy

If you jailbreak your iPad and have no intention of installing anything such as Installous and you only want to theme it with Winterboard let's say, then Apple with lose absolutely nothing other than ultimate control over the device. Yay for everyone!

However Apple do lose money via the likes of installous. Unless I'm missing something of course.

Some people use Installous for a trial period. I know I wouldn't want to waste $0.99 on an app that I thought I'd like and it ended up being a waste of money. I know some people will say $0.99 isn't anything, but it adds up.

Dinggus said,

Some people use Installous for a trial period. I know I wouldn't want to waste $0.99 on an app that I thought I'd like and it ended up being a waste of money. I know some people will say $0.99 isn't anything, but it adds up.

and a lot of the iPad apps are over the $1 to $2 range.

I doubt they lose almost any money.
in all the time I have had my ipod touch and iphone, which is... 3 years I think. I have bought maybe $20 worth of stuff with my own money, anything else is from itunes giftcards I get for christmas and stuff

tanjiajun_34 said,
Jail-breaking is one of the reasons why people buy an iOS product =D

Yep that's why I bought my iPhone 4 and I still buy plenty of apps. I just really love the theme for my iPhone so see no reason why I shouldn't have it.

ccoltmanm said,
I wonder how much money Apple loses to people that are Jailbreaking?

Those of you that say Apple wouldn't have your money anyways, i don't buy it. At .99 and 1.99 price points i think you would buy something eventually.

Used to have installious, upgraded the iOS and lost it then i only ever used to JB for sbsettings. Now cba with the whole thing.

If they added something like sbsettings i would be so happy.