So what do you think of the iPad 3′s official name? It turns out that Apple has decided not to actually call it the iPad 3. They’re just calling it the “iPad”. Or sometimes, the “new iPad”. Why would they buck the naming convention that they’ve established? It seems confusing to me. I’m sure there was some complex corporate strategy behind it, but it seems that the decision to not call the new iPad the iPad 3 after having called the previous iteration the iPad 2 is just causing mass confusion. Which begs the question, should we have called this site “How to Jailbreak New iPad” rather than “How to Jailbreak iPad 3″? Only time will tell at this point.
According to the site Cult of Mac, the hatred of the new name is overwhelming, but not universal. They’re polling results showed that a little more than half of people hate the new naming convention, and wish that Apple would go back to the previous convention, calling this device the iPad 3.
The original poll came from a site called “Sodahead“. Their polling was very detailed, and broke down the demographics of how people feel about the new name by age, religion, state, and more. There were very few demographic groups that had over 50% of members liking the new naming convention better than the old one. Notable groups that did like the new name better were those of the Baha’i or Scientology faiths, and those who lived in Wisconsin and Idaho. One of the groups that seemed to hate the new name more than other groups was those people who make over $100,000 a year. Now, what’s behind these demographic breakdowns, I couldn’t tell you. The polls weren’t scientific so, for all we know, the fact that Scientologists like the new name so much could be that only a handful of them voted and they all happened to like the name. There could be no scientific validity behind it whatsoever.
However, other polls done by Sodahead in the past have indicated that a plurality of people with new iPads and other iDevices do want to jailbreak them. Sources indicate that nearly 10% of all iDevices globally are jailbroken, with about 8% of iPads being jailbroken. Other polls suggest that nearly 35% of iDevices in China are jailbroken, although why the China jailbreak at such high rates remains a mystery.
With the plethora of options available out there to jailbreak iPad 3, though, how do you decide which one is right for you? Well, your best bet, we always say, is to buy a jailbreak solution from a trusted source. Jailbreak software is released for free, in an open source format. However, by the time you find it, many hackers have had their hands in it, and sometimes the downloads contain viruses or trojans. When you purchase jailbreak software from a respectable source, you are not actually purchasing the software. What you are purchasing is access to a direct link to the appropriate software for you, which has been tested and is guaranteed to work and be free of Trojans and Virii. What’s more is that they also offer tech support and tutorials, which can be a great boon if you’re new to jailbreaking.