Apple iOS 10
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

The wait for a potential iOS 10.3 jailbreak has unsurprisingly died down. Weeks have passed since iOS 11 came out, with most eager to see if the iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak from Pangu is true or not.

It should be noted that Pangu showcased an iOS 10 jailbreak at the MOSEC 2016 alongside a couple of iOS 9 cracks. Most know that nothing really came out, and the same is expected by the majority for the alleged iOS 10.3.1 crack. In fact, some are now questioning if there was one to begin with.

There are several factors to consider. One is that Pangu has since transformed into a proper company that is now less concerned with iOS jailbreaking. The Chinese hacking group did make a name after breaking the Apple code, but the new corporate focus hints that those iOS jailbreaking measures will go down as efforts in the past.

There is no telling how many Apple device owners are still waiting for an iOS jailbreak. The numbers have likely dwindled, with most hoping for someone in the caliber of Italian hacker Lucas Todesco to come up with a full crack. Todesco has departed the iOS jailbreaking scene, meaning the number of Apple mobile OS hackers have dealt a severe blow.

Security researcher Adam Donenfeld is reportedly ready to help out, willing to work with anyone who has plans of releasing an iOS jailbreak tool. His source codes carry exploits plucked from iOS 10.3.2, though it does carry questions on whether it will work on earlier versions of Apple’s mobile operating system.

MOSEC 2017 will take place this Friday, June 23 at the Grand Kempinski Hotel in Shanghai, China. This is the same event where Pangu unveiled the trio of iOS jailbreaks, which never saw the light of day. It remains to be seen if Pangu or another group would dare to introduce something close to it. And even if there is one, there is the time element to consider.

iOS 11 is more likely to come out by September alongside the iPhone 8. That is roughly six months from now, which means any iOS 10.3 jailbreak version (if any) will only be useful for a couple of months. Chances of seeing one are not that bright, though there are still some who are eager to see if anyone can still crack the vastly improved Apple operating system.