It appears that today's iOS 8.1.3 update fixes many of the exploits that were used for the iOS 8 TaiG jailbreak, which worked up until iOS 8.1.2. The earlier Pangu jailbreak was disabled with the iOS 8.1.1 update that was released on November 17.
TaiG has not yet confirmed whether iOS 8.1.3 breaks its jailbreak tool, but reports on the MacRumors forums and on Twitter suggest that is indeed the case. Apple's support document detailing the security fixes in iOS 8.1.3 credits the TaiG jailbreak team for finding four now-patched vulnerabilities in the operating system.
At the current time, Apple is still signing iOS 8.1.2 so it's possible to downgrade from iOS 8.1.3 back to iOS 8.1.2 or upgrade to iOS 8.1.2 from an earlier version of iOS, but that could end at any time.
Released this morning, iOS 8.1.3 includes a range of bug fixes including a repair for a lingering Wi-Fi issue, and it also reduces the amount of storage space required to perform an iOS update.
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Good on Apple for patching the holes.
If you want "open", then you have that option on the Android side of the fence. Stop trying to impose your own values onto a platform that is tremendously successful at remaining stable, consistent and a pleasure to use for millions of users. Jailbreaking may indeed add functionality, but not always in a consistent, reliable way. It's that uncertainty that Apple is smart to steer clear of. The Android "experience" is a mess... I challenge you to prove otherwise.
You are the minority. Just look at Apples sales. Jailbreaking is dead.
And yet people still are jailbreaking. Your assumption is premature.
Except it's nothing like that. The majority of jailbreakers aren't trying to make their iPhone look like android. Jailbreaking doesn't get rid of the things like Touch ID, apple pay, iMessage, FaceTime, or anything else people love about iOS. Saying for a user just to buy android instead is an ignorant statement. Jailbreak tweaks help to refine the experience and add features apple overlooks or doesn't think about. Many of these features aren't on android phones either. Check out reddit's /r/jailbreak and you'll see what they're actually about and inform yourself about what Jailbreaking truly is.
There is a certain poetry in this act. I love it.