Report: Jailbreaking the iPhone can brick the phone
A new proof of concept has been released that shows how a jailbreak tweak can permanently brick the iPhone. The author released the dangerous proof of concept tweak on his personal Cydia repository.
The dangerous tweak messes with the critical nvram of the iPhone, causing it to shut down, for good. The code was accompanied by a warning that the author cannot resurrect bricked phones. He claims he released the tweak to show how malicious hackers can easily kill jailbroken iPhones.
Apple reported will use first public beta for iOS 8.3
Due to the success of the last public beta of OS X, Apple is rumored to be planning the first beta for upcoming versions of iOS. The rumor says that the upcoming iOS 8.3 release will follow a public beta to help squash bugs prior to launch.
If so, Apple will probably use its AppleSeed program to administer the public beta. This may very well happen given Apple's problems with iOS 8.0.