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Just a few days following the release of the evasi0n iOS 6.1 jailbreak, Apple released the first beta of iOS 6.1.1 to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch developers. Alongside significant enhancements to the Maps application for Japan, many industry watchers speculated that the iOS 6.1.1 update was also designed to plug the exploit in the operating system that makes the latest jailbreak possible.

However, iOS security researcher Pod2G has discovered that this new iOS 6.1.1 beta does not block the evasi0n jailbreak tool from running. Yesterday’s iOS 6.1.1 release is the first beta, and it was only seeded a couple of days after the technical details of the latest jailbreak were made public. With that mind, it is possible that Apple will block the jailbreak by the time iOS 6.1.1 is released publicly.