Absinthe was released in January this year, and is currently the only tool which can successfully untether an iPhone 4S and the iPad 2, provided that they are both running on iOS 5.0.1 or earlier.
It now looks highly likely that Absinthe 2.0 will be the upcoming tool which will jailbreak 5.1.1 devices untethered, and also as you’d expect, it will be the only tool out there which will be able to jailbreak the new 3rd-gen iPad.
The video was posted by Xvolks on Twitter a while back, and shows off the GSM version of the iPhone 4 being successfully pwned on iOS 5.1.1.
For the sake of clarification, here’s a definitive list of the story so far:
iPad 2 (Wi-Fi only)
iPad 3 (Wi-Fi/CDMA)
iPod touch 3G/4G
Being worked on, and will likely be supported
iPad 2 (GSM/CDMA/Wi-Fi R2)
iPad 3 Global
Apple TV 2nd Gen
Apple TV 3rd Gen
Especially exciting is the revelation that the third-gen iPad will receive it’s first jailbreak of any kind, and although it has only been out for two months, the waiting will have been rather agonizing for those accustomed to running a jailbroken device.
It will be a couple of weeks before a jailbreak tool is fully developed and released to the public, but with the impressive progress already made, it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see many more devices added before the release. In fairness, the iPad 2/new iPad and the iPhone 4/4S are the “main” devices, thus it appears the priority has been ensuring they are jailbreakable, but a more universal break will certainly be more than welcome.