If you are running a jailbroken version of iOS on your iPhone or iPad, it is highly likely that you will have to wait longer than expected. After the iOS 9 jailbreak by Pangu, which worked well with iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 9.0.2, there hasn't really been an upgrade, leaving users curious for the next release. Even with the release of iOS 9.2, there hasn't seen any major development from the jailbreak community.

Now, Apple has seeded iOS 9.2.1 beta for developers, which includes fix for bugs in iOS 9.2. It is only a matter of time before the iOS 9.2.1 version is rolled out to the public. With the new iOS version just around the corner, the bigger question is, when will a new jailbreak arrive?

Details on the iOS 9.2 jailbreak have been somewhat of a mystery, which is expected considering jailbreak developers rarely share any progress until an official announcement. Rumours have it that Pangu already has a working iOS 9.2 jailbreak ready, but there is no concrete evidence on the release.

According to GottaBeMobile, we may not see iOS 9.2 jailbreak until 2016 given Apple's release cycle for its iOS software updates.

But it is only considerate if jailbreak developers release iOS 9.2 Jailbreak if it is already ready because Apple's iOS 9.2.1 might patch up any exploits, rendering the jailbreak useless.

Pangu's iOS 9 Jailbreak was short-lived as one of the iOS 9.1 betas patched the exploits used in the process.

Regardless, if you are planning to continue running jailbroken software on your iOS-powered device, it is best to stay clear from the iOS 9.2 update. Users cannot downgrade from iOS 9.2 to iOS 9, which is the last known iOS version to have been successfully jailbroken. If you have already upgraded to iOS 9.2 and lost your jailbreak, wait for the next release, which is expected anytime in 2016.