Apple Hardening iOS 6 Code, Jailbreaking in Jeopardy
"There must have been some change of guard at Apple. iOS 6.1 adds again tough protections although public JB community hasn't broken iOS 6 yet," i0n1c posted to Twitter.
This is par for course when it comes to iOS devices, and Apple's attitude towards jailbreaking in general. Just a few years ago, Apple actually sought to make jailbreaking its devices a crime, claiming that doing so would amount to copyright infringement and a DMCA violation. Apple lost that battle, but the war with modders rages on.
For the uninitiated, jailbreaking a device allows you to install unofficial software and tweak settings that may have previously been off limits. With a jailbroken iPhone, you could, for example, install a tethering app and set up your handset as a mobile hotspot for your laptop or desktop in a pinch. Jailbreaking an iOS device usually involves exploiting a security hole.