iPhone 4, iPad 2 jailbreak by the numbers

The iPhone Dev Team has shared some numbers on the Absinthe jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad. These are the downloads over the last 3 days.

  • 491,325 new iPhone 4 devices
  • 308,967 new iPad2 devices
  • 152,940 previously jailbroken (at 4.x) iPad 2 devices
  • 953,232 total

The numbers were calculated using Cydia, the jailbreak app store, which can track queries being made to the server based on the list of available SHSH blobs. While the numbers may seem quite small in comparison to the number of iOS devices out there, it certainly shows there is still many folks willing to take the plunge and jailbreak their devices.

iMore recently ran some polls asking our iPhone 4S and iPad 2 enthusiasts if they were going to jailbreak their devices using Absinthe. For iPad 2 users, 40.23% noted they would be diving in immediately while 33.64% of iPhone 4S users were jumping on-board.

So even with all of the iOS 5 improvements, a large percentage of our readership still wants more then what Apple is directly offering.

Source: Dev Team Blog

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iPhone 4, iPad 2 jailbreak by the numbers


Apple is just too damn restrictive. They need to get with the times and just open the OS up to further customisation else I will continue to jailbreak so I can customise the device I own. I've missed iBlacklist a call/sms firewall, bite sms, a set of enhancements for the sms app, itransmission for torrent downloads, sbssettings and activator for quick access to settings and apps, and there are some great siri hacks coming out like handsfree response. Apple should hire jailbreak app developers they know what users want!

I did mine purely to get back BiteSMS and SBSettings.
Not bothered about much else but those two are 'must haves' for me!

i jailbroke mine so it could be different to everyone elses iphones. i also use bitesms and its much easier and quicker to reply to other texts. makes the phone much better.

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