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2014

June

  • 30 June -- iOS 7.1.2 and Apple TV 6.2 released to fix iBeacon connectivity, mail attachments not being encrypted and a bug with data transfers from third part accessories.
  • 29 June -- Pangu 1.1.0 released with lots of improvements.
  • 23 June -- Pangu released to jailbreak iOS 7.1.x untethered.
  • 1 June -- p0sixspwn updated to version 1.0.8 to support iOS 6.1.6 and fix iTunes 11.1+ crashes.

April

  • 22 April -- iOS 7.1.1 and Apple TV 6.1.1 released with bug fixes, including Touch ID fixes.

March

  • 27 March -- evasi0n7 updated to 1.0.8 to support iOS 7.0 (11A466) that shipped with some 5s and 5c iPhones
  • 10 March -- iOS 7.1, Apple TV iOS 6.1, iPad Air (iPad4,3) and iPad mini 2G (iPad4,6) released.
  • 1 March -- evasi0n7 updated to 1.0.7 to fix problem where bundled repository package information could not be refreshed/updated by Cydia and updated bundled Cydia package lists.

February

  • 26 February -- iTunes updated to 11.1.5 to fix crashing and improve iBooks compatibility on OS X.
  • 22 February -- evasi0n7 updated to version 1.0.6 to support iOS 7.0.6.
  • 21 February -- iOS 7.0.6 and iOS 6.1.6 released to address faulty SSL validation.
  • 5 February -- evasi0n7 updated to version 1.0.5 to support iOS 7.0.5.

January

2013

December

November

October

  • 24 October -- Apple TV firmware updated to 6.0.1.
  • 22 October -- iOS 7.0.3 released to fix various bugs including a passcode bug. iPad Air and iPad mini 2G announced.

September

  • 26 September -- iOS 7.0.2 released to address Lock screen issues.
  • 23 September -- Apple releases a patched version of the Apple TV 6.0 update.
  • 20 September -- Initial release of iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. iOS 7.0.1 is also made available for these devices. A 6.0 update for the Apple TV was also released, but is pulled due to problems.[1]
  • 18 September -- iOS 7.0 released for the iPad 2 and newer, iPad mini 1G, iPhone 4 and newer, iPod touch 5G.
  • 10 September -- Apple announces the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.

June

  • 25 June -- iFaith 1.5.9 released.
  • 19 June -- Apple TV firmware 5.3 released.
  • 10 June -- Apple unveils a completely-revamped iOS 7 at WWDC.

May

April

  • 13 April -- iFaith updated to version 1.5.8.
  • 11 April -- Sn0wbreeze updated to version 2.9.14.
  • 10 April -- iFaith updated to version 1.5.7.

March

  • 10 March -- iFaith updated to version 1.5.6.
  • 19 March -- Apple releases iOS 6.1.3 to patch multiple security-related bugs and improve Maps for Japanese users.
  • 12 March -- evad3rs updated evasi0n to 1.5.3.
  • 11 March -- evad3rs updated evasi0n to 1.5.2.
  • 10 March -- iFaith updated to version 1.5.5.
  • 5 March -- evad3rs updated evasi0n to 1.5.1.

February

January

  • 28 January -- Apple releases iOS 6.1.

2012

December

November

  • 30 November -- Apple releases iTunes 11.
  • 12 November -- sn0wbreeze is updated to version 2.9.7.
  • 2 November -- Inital release of iPad 4 and iPad mini 1G in first set of countries.
  • 1 November -- Apple releases iOS 6.0.1.

October

September

  • 21 September -- Initial release of iPhone 5 in first set of countries.
  • 19 September -- Apple releases iOS 6.
  • 12 September -- Apple announces new iPhone 5 and release date of iOS 6.

June

  • 18 June -- iPhone Dev Team releases a new version of redsn0w (0.9.14b1), adding the capability to downgrade iPhone 3G/3GS Baseband from the 06.15.00 iPad baseband to the latest unlockable iPhone baseband (05.13.04). This allows 3G/3GS users that had upgraded to the iPad baseband, thus losing the GPS function and the ability to restore to stock firmware, to get back to an iPhone baseband, making their devices behave as intended again, as well as being unlockable by ultrasn0w.
  • 14 June -- iPhone Dev Team releases a developer version of redsn0w (0.9.13dev1), which jailbreaks limera1n susceptible devices running iOS 6.0b. This version doesn't hacktivate nor install Cydia, as it hasn't been ported to iOS 6 just yet. This jailbreak, however, installs afc2 and SSH, enabling developers to fix and prepare their apps to the next iOS version.
  • 11 June -- Apple announces iOS 6 at WWDC 2012, and seeds the first beta to developers.

May

March

January

2011

December

November

  • 9 November -- iOS 5.0.1 is released in an attempt to fix battery-related issues.

October

  • 14 October -- The iPhone 4S is officially released, although some preorders were delivered early.
  • 12 October -- iOS 5.0 is released.
  • 5 October -- Steve Jobs passes away.
  • 4 October -- Apple announces the new iPhone 4S.

September

  • 19 September -- redsn0w 0.9.9 beta 1 is released, introducing a new UI and many features (like submitting SHSHs to the Cydia Server.
  • 17 September -- MyGreatFest, first iCommunity and jailbreak centered convention was held.

July

  • 15 July -- Apple releases iOS 4.2.9 and 4.3.4, patching all jailbreaking-related vulnerabilities (aside from those in the bootrom).
  • 6 July -- comex releases Saffron, the first public jailbreak for the iPad 2.
  • 2 July -- A beta version of the upcoming jailbreak from comex for the iPad 2, making use of a PDF exploit, was leaked. A hotfix by Apple is expected very soon.

June

May

  • 6 May -- PwnageTool, redsn0w, and sn0wbreeze are updated for iOS 4.3.3 support (and in the case of sn0wbreeze, iOS 4.2.8 support as well).
  • 3 May -- Apple releases iOS 4.2.8 and 4.3.3 to address the location-tracking controversy. Once more, current untethering vulnerabilities remained unpatched.

April

March

February

January

2010

November

October

September

August

  • 12 August -- Saurik releases the first version of PDF Patcher, which installs Apple's patch for the FreeType vulnerability (used in conjunction with other exploits by Star). It works on firmwares as far back as 2.x, and renders iOS 3.2.2 and 4.0.2 useless for jailbreakers. Jailbreaking and installing this patch is currently the only way for users of first generation iPod touches and iPhones to protect themselves against malicious use of the exploit.
  • 11 August -- Apple releases iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone/iPod touch and iOS 3.2.2 for iPad as a hotfix for Star's exploits. Ultrasn0w's exploit remains, since there's no baseband update on those versions.
  • 3 August -- Just before midnight in planetbeing's timezone ultrasn0w has been released by the iPhone Dev Team to unlock the iPhone 4.
  • 1 August -- comex releases Star, a jailbreak for all iDevices with iOS 3.1.2 through 4.0.1.

July

June

May

  • 3 May -- Windows version of Spirit has been updated to not require Windows 98 compatibility mode to run and fixed a photo deletion issue.
  • 2 May -- comex releases Spirit, an untethered jailbreak for all iDevices with iOS 3.1.2 through 3.2.

April

  • 3 April -- Apple releases the iPad.

February

2009

November

  • 3 November -- geohot releases blackra1n RC3, a software jailbreak for all devices. Includes a new unlock for baseband 05.11.07 called blacksn0w and is also noticeably faster than previous versions.

October

September

July

June

March

January

2008

December

November

  • 21 November -- Apple releases iOS 2.2.

September

August

  • 18 August -- Apple releases iOS 2.0.2 fimware. iPhone Dev Team releases QuickPwn, a 2.x pwnage/ramdisk combination exploit that allows jailbreaking without needing to create custom IPSWs.
  • 4 August -- Apple releases iOS 2.0.1 fimware

July

  • 22 July -- TA_Mobile hardware dumps the 3G baseband (bootloader 5.8 & FW 1.45.00) by desoldering the NOR.
  • 19 July -- iPhone Dev Team releases PwnageTool 2.0, jailbreaking and unlocking the 2.0 software on the iPhone 2G and jailbreaking iOS 2.0 on the iPhone 3G and iPod touch.
  • 15 July -- Apple releases iOS 1.1.5, the last of the 1.x firmwares
  • 11 July -- iPhone 3G is released. Apple releases iOS 2.0 and MobileMe on the same date, resulting in server issues.

June

April

March

February

  • 28 February -- Cydia is released as an open-source alternative to Installer.app, and prepares to take over the jailbreak application scene upon 2.0's release.
  • 26 February -- Apple releases iOS 1.1.4.
  • 11 February -- Zibri leaks the Ramdisk Hack in ZiPhone, the first all-in-one unlock, activate, jailbreak solution.
  • 8 February -- geohot releases software unlock for 4.6. Apple states 25% of phones were never activated with AT&T.

January


2007

November

October

September

  • 27 September -- Apple releases iOS 1.1.1.
  • 11 September -- iPhone Dev Team releases iUnlock, first free software unlock.
  • 10 September -- IPSF releases first paid software unlock.
  • 9 September -- Apple announces the iPod touch at a media event.

August

July

  • 23 July -- First phones are used with other carriers by means of SIM hacks.
  • 20 July -- nightwatch adapts a toolchain to the iPhone. The first apps are compiled.
  • 9 July -- iPhone Dev Team releases a jailbreak method. The first use of this is ringtones.
  • 3 July -- DVD Jon first cracks activation. People can use the apps on the phone without a subscription.

June

  • 29 June -- iPhone is released. World's most hyped consumer product.
  • 26 June -- The iPhone Dev Team was formed.

See Also

See also: The iPhone Wiki:Current events