The first untethered iOS 6 jailbreak has been confirmed, with a launch scheduled for Sunday, February 3.
The jailbreak, entitled evasi0n, will work with the iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, fourth and fifth-generation iPod Touch, the iPad Mini and the iPad 3 and 4. Since the release of Apple's latest version of its mobile OS and the iPhone 5 on September 19 and September 20, respectively, only a tethered jailbreak has been released.
However, a tethered jailbreak ensures that iPhone owners can't reboot their smartphone unless it's attached to a computer. Team evasi0n, which consists of some of the original iPhone hackers including pod2g, pimskeks, planetbeing and musclenerd, are currently finalizing the software for an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.
A computer running Windows, Mac OS or Linux will be required to perform the jailbreak. A website dedicated to evasi0n claims the team is "Processing the GUI", while a release date is currently set for Sunday.
The current progress bar reads: "68%: Applications for Windows and OS X are finished. Remains linux and some testing. Come back soon!" with the next step said to be "private beta testing".