We were almost too engrossed in the new Retina display, iSight camera, A5X dual-core processor with quad-core graphics and LTE chip to worry about a jailbreak, and we certainly weren’t expecting an untethered break at such an early stage.
In a real turn-up for the books, though, we now appear to be swamped with jailbreak options, and though an official tool has yet to be released to the public.
Usually, there are a flurry of apps and tweaks waiting for Cydia enthusiasts to latch on to once a jailbreak has been discovered, but this time around, we get the impression that iPad 3 users will be lurking around for any tweaks to supplement their new, faster, visually impeccable device.
All we can see at the moment are screenshots. We know that the three jailbreaks, by iPhone-Dev Team, i0n1c, and chpwn/phoenixdev, have been discovered independently of each other, but precious little else can be revealed at such an early stage. Nevertheless, it does appear the hard work has already been done, and the first purchasers of the third-gen iPad will be among the luckiest of the early adopters.
This video shows an untethered jailbroken iPad 3,3 also known as the new iPad on day of release = 16th March 2012.