iPhone Am I better off buying the 6 now to ensure it's compatible with the future Jailbreak?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by TH55, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    I don't plan on using it until an iOS 8 Jailbreak is available but is it a smart idea to buy it now to ensure the version of iOS 8 I have on it will be compatible w/ the Jailbreak?
     
  2. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Definitely. And this also involves being safe from Apple's HW changes to make JB'ing much more complicated like those of the boot changes in the 3GS, some 3-4 months after the initial release.

    Of course, initial batches can also be risky - see the rampant battery problems of the first months' iPhone 5's.
     
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  4. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Any reason it could be considered a bad idea?
     
  5. alkalifly macrumors regular

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    Depending on which model and whether or not you get in on contract, there are anywhere from 199 to 849 reasons
     
  6. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    64 GB 6, AT&T next
     
  7. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    if you need the money today is the only way it could be a bad idea to get now
     
  8. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What's the poster above referring to when he says there could be anywhere from 199 to 500 reasons it could be a bad idea?
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The (typical range for) cost of the phone most likely.
     
  10. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ahhhh thank you, that flew right over my head. Is the cost of the phone really going to change in a month or two or whenever the Jailbreak is released though? I'm guessing based on past releases it will be released by November.
     
  11. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Cost will stay the same until the next iPhone in 2015 will be released. Some stores might do some promos like they did last year for BF, but MRSP won't change.
     
  12. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I wonder what that poster above was talking about
     
  13. Asator macrumors 6502a

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    I still have 3 months left on my current contract and since a jailbreak could take a long time to come out, I'm going to wait a few month before I upgrade. A jailbreak just means too much to me.
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That perhaps if you are buying it mainly with jailbreak in mind and one doesn't come for a long time if perhaps ever at all then maybe you might be wasting that money essentially.
     
  15. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    There will probably be a Jailbreak within a month or two. iOS 7 was a bigger change than 8 and they had one by January.
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Not sure how it was a bigger challenge, and perhaps the other way around. It's likely to be done, but no one knows for sure, nor how soon (or late) it would be.
     
  17. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    iOS 7 was a completely new operating system, iOS 8 is iOS 7 with a few added features.
     
  18. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't call it completely new. The GUI was really just redone
     
  19. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, same mechanics and engine, but much moreso than iOS 8
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    iOS 7 was certainly new as far as UI (among other things), but I would argue that there's much more new as far as what's underneath when it comes to iOS 8. What something looks like is just one aspect of it all, and can usually be a smaller one than many other larger and/or more important (even if less visible to the end user) changes.
     
  21. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Should I be concerned about potential hardware problems with the first batch?
     
  22. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Most probably not. If you do have some issues then you are covered under the 1yr warranty anyway.
     
  23. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I bought AppleCare plus too
     
  24. fishmd macrumors 68000

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    I will say that while iOS 8 may be jailbroken in the coming months, we won't know how long it will take to jailbreak the iPhone 6 with the new A8 chip. New chips and such have caused issues in the past and sometimes newer devices are left out for a little while longer for jailbreak.
     
  25. ntegra macrumors regular

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    I would wait, unless you're looking for a reason to pick one up, then it wouldn't hurt...

    On the day a iphone 6 jailbreak is announced and official, swing on over to a retailer and pick one up. It takes a month or so for newly shipped phones to come equipped with 8.1 or some other update.
     

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