After patching untethered jailbreak exploit in iOS 4.3.1 Firmware update by Apple, iPhone hacker Comex has tweeted about Apple’s latest strategy in the cat-and-mouse jailbreak game. In his tweet he says Apple might have a spy within the iPhone Dev Team itself, allowing Cupertino to close exploits in their iOS software before the Dev Team can release a working jailbreak with them.
Here’s the original tweet:
The theory of Comex is based on an assumption which is quite clear and straight forward i.e Whenever the Dev Team is ready to release a possible exploit for the jailbreak, almost at once Apple releases a new firmware that makes it useless. Despite of all the secret efforts and confidential effors of Comex , MuscleNerd and i0n1c, the Cupertino company has always been able to patch the exploit with some iOS upgrade which is quite disappointing for the Dev Team.
According to Comex, he was keeping just such an exploit in reserve, one that had been present from iOS 4.0.2 all the way through iOS 4.3. When iOS 4.3.1 dropped, though, the exploit had been miraculously closed by Apple… just as Comex was preparing to deploy it.
“I try not to be paranoid, but it is really hard to explain this as anything but a leak,” Comex said on his Twitter account.