Evasi0n Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 6.x Finally Available for Download, Opens Up Custom iPhone Apps
After a few long months of waiting, the eagerly-awaited iOS 6.x untethered jailbreak tool has finally arrived, and users up to iOS 6.1 can now take advantage of custom iPhone apps. During the past few weeks, the jailbreak community has been watching Pod2g, Planetbeing, Pimskeks and MuscleNerd's Tweets to get fresh info about the Evasi0n jailbreak - now it’s here, thus the iPhone 5, iPad 4, and another twenty iDevices can be "jailbroken."
The four months of waiting is over: The last piece missing from the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak puzzle is out, as Apple released the final version of iOS 6.1 on Saturday (for developers) and pushed it out to the public on Monday. MuscleNerd and the other three hackers working on
ABC has released initial statistics on the performance of their iPad app, and the results are promising. The ABC Player [App Store, Free] has been downloaded 205,000 times since it's release just ten days ago, and the app has delivered 650,000 television episodes during that time.
While the app and its content are free, episodes are occasionally interrupted with short 30 second ads. ABC has stated these ads have already been watched several million times. Additionally, the app provides links to buy the TV show in iTunes. While it is still very early in the game, these features appear to be capable of producing significant revenue for the network, while also providing users with a simple and easy way to watch their favorite television content.
According to a report today on the Wall Street Journal [subscription required], CBS and ABC and preparing their TV shows to be available on the iPad free of charge. ABC plans to stream its shows — with commercial breaks — in a dedicated iPad app, while CBS plans to offer content via an iPad formatted web page.