iOS 10.3 Jailbreak news: Apple's battle with hackers may inadvertently haunt them in the end

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Craig Federighi, Senior Vice President of Software Engineering for Apple Inc., announces that the company's Siri assistant for iOS will be opened for developers at the company's World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S. June 13, 2016. Reuters/Stephen Lam

Apple has so far thwarted all attempts to crack iOS 10, and the road ahead indicates it will stay that way. It may only be a matter of time before iOS 11 comes out, a milestone of sorts for the buggy iOS 10, which has weathered all possible cracks. 

Lucas Todesco did come up with his share of iOS 10 jailbreaks though they were short-lived. Apple has been on its feet patching up their operating system even if the hacks were far from 100-percent. 

Todesco has given up on the iOS jailbreak game, with Pangu on the clock. As reported in a previous post, the Chinese hacking group reportedly has an iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak ready, but the Apple jailbreaking community is far from convinced it will be released.

Pangu, seen now more as a mature security company, has a history of showing off their iOS jailbreak then not releasing it. A clear example is the iOS 10 jailbreak they showcased before the Cupertino company rolled out the iOS 10 series. The same scenario is more likely to follow. 

Whether there is one coming out from Pangu or some other hacking group remains to be seen. Either way, Apple is ready for the challenge. But is it an initiative that will work against the iPhone maker?

It is a given that the Apple Jailbreaking Community is huge. Some of them actually look forward to an iOS jailbreak to obtain more freedom in terms of customizations. Others do it for tweaked apps banned from iTunes. 

The repercussions of such would fall into the hands of the iPhone owner, although they could easily remedy that with a reset to the default settings. As far as the iPhone is concerned, would a solid device that can no longer be jailbroken still be a good buy?

It may be a petty swipe on why one would buy an iPhone. Compared to Android, which can be hacked, Apple’s mobile device comes with harder barriers to break down. 

The absence of an iOS jailbreak could be a factor, but the impact is not likely to be significant. Most are still leaning on seeing a new device, something reserved for the much-anticipated iPhone 8. If no sales improvements are seen once it comes out, only then can one figure out how many folks want an iPhone and the iOS jailbreak that comes with it.