It seems that the iOS community was desperately waiting for iOS hackers to release a version 2.0 of Absinthe, the jailbreaking tool. The version 2.0 allows untethered jailbreak of iOS 5.1.1, which meant that owners of new iPad needed it if they wanted to use a jailbroken tablet. Only two days ago, we reported that iPhone Dev Team and Chronic Dev Team had released Absinthe 2.0.
And now, in less than two days, it is being reported that a whopping 100,000 Apple devices have already been jailbroken using Absinthe 2.0. The figures are quite amazing but are not essentially surprising since there are millions of Apple tablets, smartphones and media players out there whose owners would want to upgrade to the latest iOS version and yet have a jailbreak.
So there is a possibility that many of these owners of Apple devices upgraded to the new firmware as soon as Absinthe 2.0 became available, and then accomplished jailbreak on it.
Source: Chronic Dev Team