Apple stopped signing iOS & iPadOS 13.6 Wednesday evening, a predictable move on the Cupertino-based company’s part that is known to prevent users of these particular devices from downgrading from the newer iOS & iPadOS 13.6.1 firmware that was released to the general public one week ago to address a ‘green tint’ issue exhibited by some OLED displays, among other things.
We say predictable because Apple follows this trend like clockwork every time the company releases a new version of iOS & iPadOS, but we digress…
Apple on Wednesday released a minor update to iOS 13.6 and iPadOS 13.6, bringing the version number for both mobile operating systems to iOS 13.6.1.
When you’re an avid jailbreaker and you hear news about a new exploit that could potentially be used to jailbreak the latest version of iOS, then you tend to get excited about it. This response is only natural, especially given Apple’s rather conspicuous practice of rapidly releasing software updates to patch the very exploits hackers release in order to jailbreak iPhones and iPads alike.
With that in mind, jailbreakers might be particularly thrilled to learn that a new tfp0 exploit has been cooked up for Apple’s brand-new iOS & iPadOS 13.6 release, which was dropped to the public only yesterday afternoon. The news was first shared via Twitter user and security researcher @_Simo36 Thursday morning:
Apple's been seeding the latest betas for iOS 13.6 and iPadOS 13.6 for weeks now, but now it's finally time to release these iPhone and iPad software updates to the general public.
While Apple officially announced the new feature while talking about iOS 14, the new digital Car Key element as part of iOS is actually going to launch to the public when iOS 13.6 goes live at some point in the near future.