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