iOS 6.1 release rumours have grown by leaps and bounds as the new rule which deems the process of unlocking smartphones in the US illegal comes into effect after a 90-days grace period. However, the policy will not apply to any of the devices purchased before January 26. Unlocking the smartphone provided users’ more options in choosing their network provider.
Recent rumours suggest the release of iOS 6.1 while some people speculate about the iOS 6 jailbreak. The beta version of the mobile operating software from the California giant has already been released to developers, which has also been the reason for the users to speculate the release of iOS 6.1.
Ruling the decision, which makes smartphone unlocking illegal, a statement from Register of Copyrights read, “The ability to unlock a cell phone to move from one carrier to another has been authorized since 2006. The Register has decided that the firmware on the phone the software locking you into a carrier is copyrighted and may not be altered without violating the DMCA.”
iOS 6.1 release speculations have also been bolstered by the expiry date of iOS 6.1 beta version. The beta variant is set to expire on January 27, which might mean that the testing phase has finished. Many users have taken to social media platforms suggesting that iOS 6 jailbreak is due and the work on the jailbreak is going strong, though this news cannot be confirmed.
Verizon and the AT&T users need not worry as the carriers provide unlocked devices, though AT&T unlocks the phone after the end of the contract. With iOS 6.1 release rumours flooding the market, it will be interesting to see whether Apple solves the numerous problems associated with its software.