Device hacker type fellow Comex has managed to jailbreak the iPad 2, just a few days after release. He made the announcement via twitter, with a tweet saying: “would've had it yesterday if I didn't have to spend 1.5 days looking for a replacement exploit (which came from a most unexpected place...)”.
Impressively, Comex worked remotely on the jailbreak. A tweet from iphone_dev says: “Congrats to @comex for jailbreaking yet another brand new device (iPad2) while 2500 miles away from it!”
Before the iPad 2’s launch, Comex posted a tweet explaining: “I'm not wasting $500 on an iPad I'd never use”.
Comex also posted a link to an image (hosted on yfrog) featuring a jailbroken iPad 2 with a Cydia homepage.
The jailbreak has yet to be made public.