The act of jailbreaking an Apple mobile device frees the user to install the apps that he or she wants without requiring Apple's approval into the App Store. Jailbreaking has been around since the very first iPhone, and now hackers have given good reason to believe that it'll be continuing on the iPad as well.
Check out this proof video below showing root access into the iPad.
Late last month, iPhone hacker Geohot exposed a new untethered jailbreak hack on the iPhone that he claims will also work on the iPad. With so many hackers working on Apple's new gadget, it'll only be a matter of time.