[Representational Image] iOS 9.3 jailbreak status: New Apple iOS 9.3 beta v5.0 can be jailbroken, says hacker Picture: A man inspects the Apple iPhone 6 Plus at an electronics store in Mumbai, India, July 23, 2015.Reuters

Apple, just a few days ago, released the new iOS 9.3 beta v5.0 to all its affiliated developers and now a programmer has claimed that the new operating system can be jailbroken.

This comes as a surprise to many because Apple patched the few vulnerabilities discovered in iOS 9.1 (public version) and after that popular jailbreak coding communities, Pangu Team and TaiG, had been unsuccessful to jailbreak subsequent updates iOS 9.2 and 9.2.1.

In January 2016, soon after the release of iOS 9.3 beta v1.0, a report surfaced online that a hacker, Luca Todescoaka aka qwertyoruiop was able to make use of glitches in the iOS kernel and jailbroke the operating system. Since then, four beta softwares have been released by Apple, and it looks like the company has not plugged the loophole.

iPhone Hacks citing Todescoaka has claimed that the hacker has once again succeeded in jailbreaking the latest iOS 9.3 beta v5.0.

That being said, Todescoaka, probably to uphold spirit of ethical hacking, has reportedly said that he won't be sharing iOS 9.3 beta 5 vulnerabilities with anybody.

This statement may dishearten many jailbreaking enthusiasts, but it does give a glimmer of hope for Pangu Team and TaiG to look deeper into new iOS 9.3 beta 5 code to find the hidden exploits discovered by Todescoaka.

With Jailbreaking communities working hard to find loopholes in the new iOS 9.3 beta v5.0, Apple engineers have their work cut out to find the exploits and patch them before they release the public version, which is expected to be released later this month.

Stay tuned for more updates.