Can I jailbreak the iPhone 5?
UPDATE: Now iPhone 5 devices running iOS 7 can be jailbroken with evasi0n 7. Click here for instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4 using evasi0n 7.
UPDATE: iPhone 5 units running iOS 6.0 through 6.1.2 can be jailbroken using evasi0n. Click here for instructions on how to jailbreak the iPhone 5 using evasi0n.
Not yet. The iPhone 5 ships with iOS 6 installed. There has been some progress from developers seeking to jailbreak iOS 6, but only on older model iPhones.Currently, version 0.9.13 of redsn0w supports a tethered jailbreak on iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS with iOS 6 installed. Not only is this preliminary iOS 6 jailbreak tethered, but it does not install Cydia (the jailbreak app store). The iOS 6 jailbreak needs more work before it's ready for prime time.
Until developers can get the iOS 6 jailbreak working untethered on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, iPhone owners will be limited to the official offerings of the Apple App Store on iTunes.