Looking back at the jailbreak history of these ATV’s shows this current UNTETHERED DROUGHT to be THE very longest since the introduction of the Apple TV 2 line with version 4.0 in September 2010.
Facts are, there have been very few periods where only tethered versions have been available.
Previous to this current and ongoing NINE month drought between an UNTETHERED and TETHERED jailbreak (Tethered Version 5.2.1 was introduced in March 2013), the longest period had been FIVE months: Tethered version 5.0 was released in December 2011 and was followed with an UNTETHERED release of version 5.0.1 in May of 2012.
Does this mean that an untethered ATV jailbreak will never happen again? Who knows?
The evasi0n jailbreakers seem very confident that they will have an untethered jailbreak for the latest iOS operating system – at least as far as the iPhone and iPad are available.
The universe of Apple TV 2 users is relatively limited. Whether the work can or will be done to extend this untethered jailbreak to ATV users is similarly unknown.
In the meantime, Apple TV resellers are enjoying a time of rapidly rising prices for untethered versions. An untethered release would severely and immediately undercut the value of these untethered inventories whose value continues to rise.