Apple iOS 5 hacked one day after developer release, Gizmodo claims


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Apple’s next iPhone and iPad operating system, which is not set to reach the masses until sometime this fall, has already been hacked one day after it was announced, claims technology blog Gizmodo.

The hack allows any iPhone user to install the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating onto their device months before Apple intended them to.


Registered developers for Apple’s mobile operating system were able to officially upgrade to iOS 5 on Monday before the general public as is customary with Apple in order to get an early look at new features and begin updating their software accordingly.

The program was hacked by a man named Mert Erdir who was described as an ‘Apple lover’ in the post by Gizmodo and tweets from Istanbul, Turkey, according to his account on the social network.

Correction: Earlier post said that Erdir had discovered that the program had been hacked when in fact he was the one who found holes in it.


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