Because that “era” of jailbreaking you’re referring to has been over for quite a while.
A bunch of articles / tweets lately have been talking about how we’ve reached “the end of an era” with jailbreaking. I blame Antony Leather’s article in Forbes for starting it. Cf also Zach Epstein’s “The End of the Jailbreak Era.”
It seems to me that the #weWantAnOpenIOS hashtag shows the end of the jailbreak era…
— Panos X (@panos72) January 3, 2013
— dan hill (@MADdashDAN311) March 6, 2014
— Coty ￦ilkins (@cotywilkinsphd) March 5, 2014
This is pure bullshit. The days when you could expect a quick turnaround on a jailbreak were over well before even iOS 6 was released. Maybe you’ve forgotten how long it took to get evasi0n7? This is the new pace of jailbreaking, and we’re par for the course — better get used to it. Even Leather’s article — despite its ratings-driven hyperbolic title — seems to recognize that this long and now-familiar cycle between Apple release and jailbreak release will continue.
Jailbreaking has been tough for a while now. It’s certainly not getting any easier, but it didn’t just start to get tough all of a sudden. The last few jailbreaks have relied on a string of multiple exploits, and they’ve required such an intimate knowledge of the code that only a handful of people could have possibly put them together.
Jailbreaking isn’t dead yet — the evad3rs just announced they’re going to be working on iOS8. We’ll continue to see jailbreaks, but they’ll continue to be slow-coming.
Now, when planetbeing finally calls it quits — then we can start talking end times.