iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 Could Be Released This Year, Seven Million iOS 6.0 and 6.1 Devices Jailbroken

iPhone 5s, iPhone 6A Chinese tech website reported that Apple is planning to release two new versions of iPhone later this year.

A Sina Tech source claimed that they have seen the much-improved version of the iPhone 5, which will be called as iPhone 5s, and the iPhone 6 at an Apple supplier in China.

The source revealed that the iPhone 5s resembles the iPhone 5, while the iPhone 6 will be a five-inch smartphone that is thinner and lighter than the latest iPhone.

If this rumor is true, it will confirm the previous speculations that Apple is looking to release larger smartphones to keep in step with their closest rival Samsung, which is enjoying success with their Galaxy Note series.

Apple previously said that they are not interested in producing iPhones in larger form or phablets, but the huge popularity of these larger devices may have forced the California-based company to depart from their previous stand against phablets.

Apple iOS 6.0 and iOS 6.1 Hacked

Meanwhile, Forbes reported that nearly seven million Apple devices powered by iOS 6.0 and iOS 6.1 were cracked by a team of developer using a jail-breaking tool called Evasion.

Jay Freeman, the administrator of the app store for Jailbroken devices, told Forbes.com that the store was visited by Apple devices that were hacked using Evasion tool. Freeman did not give an exact number, but revealed that more than 5.15 million iPhones, 1.35 million iPads, and 400,000 iPod touches were cracked using the tool, which is the first jail-breaking software for iOS 6.1 and iPhone 5.

When asked about his thoughts on people’s decision to jailbreak their devices, Freeman said: “Smart phones have become more and more popular, but they’ve maintained a closed experience that makes it difficult for people to get what they want. Therefore people have needed to turn to jailbreaking to fill the gap.”

Apple is expected to address the bugs that were used by the team of developers to create the jail-breaking software.

[Sources: Brightwire, Forbes]