iPad 3 already jailbroken by hackers

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Apple's brand new iPad 3 has been jailbroken by the Apple hacking community just hours after its release.

ZDNet reports that no less than three separate jailbreaking methods are now publically available, with custom code already up and running on iOS 5.1.

Once ‘jailbroken', an Apple device is able to run software that isn't officially licensed or available through the Apple App Store. This, of course, includes pirated games.

The tools needed to perform the hack haven't yet been released, but with hackers having cracked the device so swiftly after it's release it won't take long.