Apple iPhone iOS 4.1 jailbroken hours after launch

Hackers attack latest Apple OS within hours of download

Hacks vs. Apple battle continues

Just hours after Apple’s iOS 4.1 mobile operating system update went live, hackers have reportedly found ways to jailbreak iPhone handsets running the latest OS.

Whilst bringing new features to the iPhone such as High Dynamic Resolution photography and the new social gaming service, Game Centre, iOS 4.1 was intended to patch a number of bugs in the previous OS and give Apple the advantage in the battle with hackers which Steve Jobs has acknowledged as a game of “cat and mouse”.

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The jailbreaking of iPhones became a public talking point recently when the JailbreakMe app allowed users and wannabe jailbreakers to tamper with their Apple handsets simply by installing the software and swiping the onscreen prompt.

Exploiting a previous loophole in devices running Apple’s mobile OS software a number of hackers are claiming that for Apple to prevent future jailbreakers would require significant changes to the core coding the OS is based around.

A group of hackers know as the Dev Team have warned users of previously jailbroken iPhones about upgrading to the latest OS update, writing on their blog: “This time of year there are lots of new iPhone owners, and not everybody knows that accepting new iOS updates is the surest way to lose your jailbreak and/or unlock.”

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