Apple's A12Z Bionic chip that debuted in the new iPad Pro last week is probably a rebranded A12X Bionic processor from 2018 that activates a previously disabled graphics core.
Pwn20wnd’s unc0ver jailbreak tool supports all iOS versions from iOS 11.0-12.1.2 and most iOS devices in between, but it only partially supports A12(X) devices at the time of this writing because of reasons that we outlined in a piece published earlier this week.
Two of the most significant roadblocks that have prevented a full-fledged A12(X) jailbreak from surfacing are that Cydia Substrate needs to be updated with compatibility for these devices and that Pwn20wnd still needed to update Unrestrict library for sandbox patches on arm64e devices. Fortunately, the latter is no longer a problem as of today.
Hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd first introduced ‘partial’ A12(X) device support for the unc0ver iOS 12 jailbreak tool just under three weeks ago, but as most of the jailbreak community already knows, full support for A12(X) devices won’t be possible until Saurik first updates Cydia Substrate with compatibility for arm64e devices.
In a short spiel Monday afternoon, Pwn20wnd took to Twitter with a small status update for those still wondering about the status of the A12(X) jailbreak:
Apple's latest iPads, the eleven inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, are arriving on Wednesday along with an overhauled Mac mini and a new MacBook Air. First reviews of the premium Apple tablet are now out and confirm what we've known all along.
On Tuesday, Apple unveiled a jaw-dropping new iPad Pro with powerful hardware, an edge-to-edge display, and support for a bevy of USB-C-enabled accessories.
In this piece, we outline the tech specs concerning Apple's all-new 11-inch and 12..9-inch iPad Pro models.