Oh boy is Apple being devious. Or are they?
Dan just posted about the brand new update to iTunes. Version 9.1 just dropped and is required if you plan to sync your new iPad with iTunes.
But here’s the thing. According to the Boy Genius Report some users are reporting that once they’ve upgraded to 9.1 they are no longer to sync their Jailbroken iPhones or iPod Touch’s with iTunes.
Jailbreakers know well and good that anytime a new software upgrade to either iTunes or the iPhone OS it’s a good idea to wait to see what if any effect it has on Jailbroken devices. OS upgrades almost always seem to break the Jailbreak but I can not recall a time when an update to iTunes caused issues on Jailbroken devices.
So what a predicament for Jailbroken device users who are about to receive their iPads.
Choice A. Upgrade to iTunes 9.1 and lose the ability to sync your Jailbroken device but gain the ability to sync your new iPad.
Choice B. Do not upgrade to iTunes 9.1 and keep the ability to sync your Jailbroken device but be unable to sync your iPad when it comes April 3rd.
Talk about your tough decisions.
Of course if you have two computers you could simply upgrade iTunes on one of them and use it to sync your new iPad while keeping the second one with the older version of iTunes and use it to sync your Jailbroken device. But who wants to deal with that.
And ff course we can’t help but wonder of course if this is something Apple did intentionally to stop Jailbreakers or not.
Also even more curious is what effect it’ll have on the ability to Jailbreak the iPad. iPhone hacker Geohot posted the video of his untethered Jailbreak just this week (see the video here) which everyone assumed would work on the iPad.
Now it’s anyone’s guess.
If you’re running a Jailbroken device let us know how you make out with syncing and iTunes 9.1.