From the last few months everyone lived a life in ecstasy, anticipation and hopeful to see one of the world’s top smartphone manufacturer Apple unveiled its majestic iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S. Day to Day rumors and speculations added to the excitement and finally the big day arrived. On 4th October Apple uncovered the long lasting mystery and iPhone 4S was the only one that made it. Much of the world was disappointed over the much anticipated iPhone 5 but iPhone 4S didnot fail to meet the expectations completely and offers great features.
Apple’s highly anticipated Media event has come finally finished and its safe to say alot happened. Firstly we have the announcement of the iPhone 4S, which is to the iPhone 4G what the 3GS was to the iPhone 3G i.e as upgraded version of the iPhone 4 with an A5 chip, 8MP camera and lots more. Then we have price drops on the iPhone 4 and 3GS both of which will continue to sell and much more. There’s alot of information unveiled at the event so we’ll break it down and give you the important bits.
At the Lets Talk iPhone event today, Apple surprisingly showcased two new apps for iOs5, Cards, and Find My Friends. Through Find My Friends, your friends using iOS5 can opt to share their location with you. You can then locate your friends through the app to see exactly where they are and how far away they are from you and perhaps hook up a meeting or provide directions to a lost friend. Privacy is a concern ofcourse, so you can choose to limit the time period during others can see your activity. And then there is the Cards App…
The wait is finally over folks! Apple has finally announced the new iPhone at today’s Media event. Previously it was rumored that we will be getting two new iPhones, however it seems the upcoming phone, is just the iPhone 4S which is an upgraded version of the iPhone 4 with similar design but new specs. As rumored the device has Apple’s dual core A5 chip, an 8MP camera and the same 3.5″ Retina display we all know. However there is much more in the details than that.
Samsung has announced its new S5K2P1 chip that will bring 16MP snaps to smartphones soon. The chip is 1/2.3-inch affair and capable of taking 16MP pics at 30FPS and recording at a resolution of 8.3 MP at 60FPS. The chip seems quite impressive and should drastically improve the sort of images you can get from your cell. Already smartphones are substituting proper cameras for many people due to their multi-purpose functionality, the only problem being smartphones sensors aren’t powerful enough since most high end phones incorporate a 5MP or MP sensor (such as the Galaxy S2 or iPhone 4) and the quality is never as good as a stand alone camera. Granted this chip still won’t be as powerful as a proper camera, but when you have a 16MP camera in your pocket that’s a cell phone, an ipod and a mini computer who cares? Lets hope the rumored highly impressive Galaxy S3 comes packing one of these.
Apple’s media event is scheduled for October the 4th and the rumor mill hasn’t stopped churning out new information. At the Macworld Asia 2011 Conference China Unicom while outlining the wireless technologies adopted in Apple’s iPhone mentioned that the upcoming iPhone 5 will be getting HSPA+ support. Currently the iPhone 4 can only reach 7.2MBPS of theoretical speed through WCDMA but if this particular bit of rumor is true the iPhone 5 will get a bump upto 21MBPS thanks to HSPA+.
Last week Skype reported that they are working hard to fix a security issue with the iTunes Skype app. Version 3.0.1 and earlier versions contained a cross-site scripting vulnerability that could be used to run malicious java script code to get sensitive information such as your chat messages or address book. The issue has now been reportedly fixed in the newest version of Skype V3.5.84. Apart from the security fix, the update improves video performance, displays smilies in chat and lastly bluetooth support has been added for iPhone4/3GS, iPad 2 and iPod Touch 4G. So go ahead and download the update from the app store on your PC or iOS device or you can go here for downloading it manually.
There have been alot of rumors recently regarding the Apple media event and the iPhone(s) Apple will be releasing. Most of the rumors point towards an iPhone 5 launch with Apple’s A5 processor, an 8MP camera, and two black and white variations. On the other hand there have been rumors of a cheaper iPhone 4S launch. Now Al Gore, ex-US Vice President and one of the board of directors at Apple says we will indeed get two iPhones this fall.
There have been quite alot of rumors for when the highly anticipated Apple Media event will take place. The event is definitely scheduled for October, with some rumors citing an October 21st date, others reporting that the date is now October the 5th and now yet another rumor says that the event is one day off from the previous date i.e October 4th. The iPhone 5 is easily the most anticipated (and rumored) smartphone this year and it is expected to be launched on this year’s Media event since Apple clearly couldn’t release it on the Worldwide Wide Developer’s Conference as is Apple Tradition.
As mentioned earlier, Redsnow has gone through a major update which is now live. The update brings alot of new functionality, most importantly IPSW files are no longer needed. When the device enters DFU mode, Redsnow recognizes your device and firmware, downloads the required files from Apple servers (for jailbreaking) and jailbreakes your device. The files are then cached for future use. This works for all firmwares uptil iOS 4.3.5 (Beta releases need to be manually jailbreaked) and all devices except the iPad 2 which can only be jailbroken using JailbreakME 3.0 on iOS4.3.3.
iPhone Dev Team member Musclenerd has revealed that a new update to Redsnow will be released by Monday at the earliest with lots of new features. Generally speaking Redsnow will pretty much jailbreak your device for you now, you don’t need to check which version your iPod/iPhone/iPad is running and download huge firmware files. Redsnow will take care of everything for you.
The Apple media event was previously expected to be in September but the month is nearing its end and still no official statement by Apple. However a new rumor states that the Apple Media event will be held on October 5th. This would mean that the iPhone 5 and other devices would be shown on th 5Th whereas the iPhone 5 launch is expected to be on 21st October according to other rumors. Wether the rumor is true or not, its quite certain the Media event will be sometime in October. The bigger question is what new devices does Apple have up its sleeve?
The iPhone 5 is speculated to be running Apple’s new A5 chip that is already present in the iPad 2. At the jailbreaking convention “My Great Fest”, Chronic Dev Team member p0sixninja had announced that the A5 chip has 5 userland jailbreak exploits that can be used to achieve an untethered jailbreak on all A5 devices, which would make the iPhone 5 jailbreakable as well as the iPad 2.
The iPhone 5 was briefly mentioned on the Vodaphone website, more specifically, the page for its Sure signal product. Under the list of compatible phones, Vodafone accidentally mentioned the iPhone 5 Black and iPhone 5 in 16GB and 32GB variants.
After AT&T and Verizon Wireless, Sprint is the 3rd biggest mobile carrier in the US and uptil now its product range has been iPhone free. Now though people who would rather not identify themselves have revealed that Sprint has signed a deal with Apple according to which Sprint will be offering the up coming iPhone 5 (and future phones) on its carrier starting Mid-October (which coincidences with the iPhone 5 launch). The best bit is, Sprint will be offering the iPhone with an unlimited data package.