Thanks, Apple. As countless users of the latest iOS devices anxiously await the release of iOS 6.1 and its jailbreak, Apple has tonight seeded another beta of said iteration and it appears a public release may be a little further away than we expected.
The most disappointing aspect of this release is that we will likely see an iOS 6 jailbreak soon after iOS 6.1 is released to the public. iOS 6.1 beta 4 was going to expire two days from now, and most hoped to see at least a GM version of the update.
Luckily, Apple has in the past released an iOS update (iOS 3.1) to the public straight out of a beta — without a golden master at all. And as Stefan Esser (@i0n1c) has noted on Twitter, we should hold hope because beta 5 has “the build ID of a final, not that of a beta.”