According to Andy Greenberg of Forbes, Apple is now beta-testing a fix for the recent evasi0n jailbreak. Lead evad3r planetbeing reportedly told Andy that developers received an iOS update late last week that patches at least one of the bugs exploited by the jailbreak. He went on to say that:
“[Apple] will probably fix most if not all of the bugs we’ve used when 6.1.3 comes out.”
Given Apple’s usual schedule, the patch will likely be released in about a month.
Fortunately, planetbeing claims that the evad3rs have discovered enough bugs to build almost an entirely new jailbreak, even if Apple patches all the bugs currently exploited. However, Apple could potentially patch those unused bugs as well — in which case, the evad3rs would be “starting from scratch.”
Evasi0n has been the most popular jailbreak ever, used on almost 7 million devices in its first four days online.