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It’s open season for Apple doomsayers: the swirling supply cuts rumor has given stock manipulators ammunition to punish AAPL ahead of the earnings calls. But regardless of whether this nonsensical talk stems from a new iPhone model entering production, IGZO display technology being adopted or crazypants analysts having a field day, if you turn to consumers and ask them about their spending plans, you get a different story. None of this brouhaha matters to jailbreak fans eager to explore a bunch of innovative tweaks to personalize their iThings with whatever their heart desires.

There’s no way telling when an untethered jailbreak might arrive, but rest assured that the best iOS hackers are working on it. That’s bad news for owners of newer devices like the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S who must be patient and endure Apple’s static experience, until the jailbreak finally arrives. But let’s pretend for a second that it’s here.

Would that reinvigorate your interest in Apple’s handset?

All respondents, please cast honest votes.

As always, join the discussion with fellow readers down in the comments and don’t forget to tell us why you voted the way you did.

  • its funny how steve jobs once said ‘at apple we like to give our customers choice” whilst talking about apple using the internet explorer as their default browser back in 1997 (before safari). he also noted whilst getting booed by apple enthusiasts “you can change it to another if you like because at apple we like to give you choice”. (that may not be his exact words). BUT the point is where is the fucking choice on IOS, what a fucking hypocrite! I loved steve and everything he has done for the world but still. cant wait for my jailbreak on my iphone 5 going to be epic but if there is no #WeWantOpenIOS in the next IOS im gone. I have had basically every iphone and jailbroken every one, also i have had my iphone 5 since the release date (I released I would be waiting) but all this time just so I can customise MY phone! TAKES THE FUCKING PISS. anyway I wouldn’t know a lot if it wasn’t for this site, and would just like to say thanks for all the useful information. Much love from London, England

  • No, Jailbreak is not necessary anymore, esp with iOS 6, I have iPhone 4 iOS 6 non-jailbroken, and I’m very happy as I was with my iOS 5 jailbroken, for all those who want jailbreak, they want it for cracked apps, believe me I was one of those(but not anymore)
    the conclusion. Who gives a dang: I don’t jailbreak.Period