iOS 10.3.2 is the latest device available out there, while the iOS 11 is still in the beta phase. Security researchers (KeenLab) have managed to find a jailbreak method for both devices.
Min Zheng, one of the security researchers, has shared details and photos of the jailbreak demo this Friday. The pictures shared by him show three Apple devices: iPhone 6 Plus (iOS 10.3.2), iPhone 7 (iOS 11 beta) and iPhone 7 (with the 10.3.2 system).
To jailbreak an iOS device means to remove some restrictions of the software, meaning you could download and manage more apps, extensions or themes (you cannot find them on the App Store). To manage this removal of software restrictions, the KeenLab security researchers have used the package manager for mobiles named Cydia.
This is the latest jailbreak available, ever since Luca Todesco left the jailbreak environment. He was the one to create the Yalu jailbreak. The Italian hacker created Yalu based on XCode. Since the iOS 11 is only in beta phase, there is still some time left to see if a jailbreak on the device will be possible.
How does the jailbreak work? KeenLab installed an app using the Cydia mobile package manager. This might imply that so far there is only a semi-untethered jailbreak, which is not yet available to the general public.
The release of the iOS 11 will take place in September with plenty of new features and updates. There is still some time left to discover if KeenLab will make a jailbreak for the iOS 11 available to masses and if the removal of the software restrictions will benefit with more applications. It also seems that iPhone 8 will also be released together with the iOS 11 at the beginning of the fall.