Untethered iOS 6 jailbreak to arrive December 22

iOS 6 users have been waiting for an untethered jailbreak for some time now, but it seems that there's finally a set date for it. A hacker by the name of "Dream JB" has announced that he'll be releasing an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.0.1 on December 22, and it will be compatible with newer iOS devices like the iPhone 5, iPad mini, the 4th-gen iPad, and the new iPod Touch.

However, what's mysterious about this whole thing is that the jailbreak won't come from the iPhone-Dev Team, which has been the go-to hacker team for iOS jailbreaks in the past. Instead, it comes from this new guy, Dream JB. While we've never heard of this guy before, it seems he's legit from what we've seen — his website lists an FAQ and he also provides a support email address, as well as a Twitter account for public relations efforts.

For those who are extremely skeptical of this, Dream JB has promised that he'll post up a video sometime tomorrow proving that the untethered iOS 6 jailbreak is real. Dream JB says that the video "will be a single-take shot of the entire jailbreak process, including a restart and usage of the device to prove it is untethered."

Obviously, we're still a little skeptical, of course, but we're excited to see the video once it goes live tomorrow, and we'll be sure to post it up here on SlashGear for you to watch as well. We've heard that this could be a trollish effort, since the world supposedly ends on the 21st, and the jailbreak would be posted on the 22nd as a joke of sorts, but we're prone to believe that it's slightly more legit than that. Stay tuned!