If a next generation iPhone is coming soon then is there any point owning an old one? Well supposedly not and that is what Apple might have realized. A report claims that iPhone 3GS has outnumbered in stock to some of the carriers as rumors surround the release of iPhone 5/4S in September. iPhone 3GS, which was released in June 2009 is about to get killed in the near future as Apple might be preparing to release two new next generation iPhones; one to fulfill the demands of a low budget smartphone and the other one to satisfy the technology geeks.
As days pass by the rumors surrounding Apple’s imminent release of a next generation iPhone, primarily iPhone 5 have started to cloud the web even more densely. Everyday there are several reports claiming the official launch period of the dominant smartphone. Adding to the fetter, it is said to be reported by Gizmodo that a tipster at AT&T informed them that Apple has blacked out the last two weeks of September for the AT&T employees. Coinciding with the previous rumors is it really the launch period of iPhone 5?
As you can see in the picture above, Radio Shack will be reducing prices for Apple’s iPhone 3GS and 4G models. Although there is “some” doubt wether this is legit, you only have to wait till tomorrow to find out. “Effective 7/31″ i.e tomorrow Apple’s iPhone 3GS will be available for just $19.9, whereas the iPhone 4G 16GB and 32GB models will be available for $169.99 and $269.99 respectively. All the phones are (obviously) with a 2 year contract and locked to AT&T. The price cuts could be yet another indication of the rumored iPhone 5 unveiling this September. Its quite likely that the price cuts are an attempt to boost sales of the existing models before the iPhone 5 launches.
If you own a smartphone then you are most likely to face the inquisition whether it is an Android or an Apple smartphone? With greater advancements in technology the competition between smartphone operating system companies and manufacturers is rising drastically, the most peculiar being Android vs iOS. Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating system are the most widely used smartphone operating systems and have invaded the market through their striking features and user contentment but which one is preferred over the other and rules the world of smartphones?
The number of iPhone 5 rumors floating around the web is huge and here’s another one. Recently there have been reports by multiple sources that the iPhone 5 will launch this September. Now China Times reports that the iPhone 5 will indeed launch this September, possibly being unveiled at Apple’s annual media event alongside iOS5. This seems to make sense since Apple has a habit of showing new stuff to empty our pockets with at their Media events. There are also reports that a new iPad is on its way possibly with a Retina display.
Many of you may remember that last year Apple had purchased, Polar Rose, a company specializing in face detection software. There was alot of speculation back then as to the implications of this. Now it seems Apple is putting Polar Rose to good use with face detection for iOS5! Instead of introducing the future in an app or two, the API will be available to developers to work wonders with. This should definitely be one of the biggest highlights of iOS5, developers are sure to cash in on this new technology to make some really innovative (and useful) applications for the app store.
Today Apple released iOS 4.3.5 for iPod, iPhone and iPad. In the new iOS Apple has fixed a security issue. According to the official change log the new version contains a must security update for iPod, iPhone and iPad users (obviously not for those interested in jailbreaking).
Apple has been annoyed by the hackers from the very first day when the iDevice was jailbroken and unlocked. The rift has continued to take exhilarating twists and turns and remains a bone of contention to date. Apple rolls out an update which is jailbroken and it is followed by another one to fix the previous issue but the hackers defy all security measures taken by Apple.
While the rumors regarding Apple’s plans to release next generation iPod and iPhone continue to haul, a few unprecedented facts are continuously deciphering Apple’s baffling plans for this fall.
Leaked images of iPhone 5, a white iPod Touch and iPhone 4S have been surfacing the web for quite some time but none of them comes from a source of credible information that is Apple. Still Apple has not revealed any details of what it has planned for the upcoming fall but some things speak for themselves.
A screenshot was received to 9to5mac from a user which shows an iPod Touch running iOS 5 Beta 4. The leaked screenshot shows a toggle for downloading documents from iCloud via Cellular Data on an iPod Touch. Believe it or not Apple has finally integrated 3G Connectivity into the iPod just like the iPad and who knows Apple’s intentions of presenting the next generation iPod Touch as an iPhone without the phone!
Apple’s current iPhone 4 is priced at $650, the new 3G capable iPod Touch can be a good competitor of low range Android devices. The fact of the matter however remains that either Apple is finally heading towards a range of low priced to high priced iPhones or it’s just another regular upgrade to its iPod line. We’ll have to wait till September to draw any valid conclusions.
We’ll keep you well versed with further updates from the tantalizing world of Apple .
The cat and mouse game between Apple and Jailbreakers continues to take new twists and turns. After the jailbreak tool for iOS 4.3.3 JailbreakMe was released after months in the offing, Apple didn’t turn back and released iOS 4.3.4 for all iOS devices within 10 days in order to patch the exploit in iOS 4.3.3. Jailbreakers stay away!
The release of the new firmware is probably to fix the security hole only and is not expected to bring any new features to the masses. It is however reported that the update contains a patch for iOS’s IOMobileFrameBuffer. Apple said the new software addresses an invalid type conversion issue, which could allow malicious code running as the user to gain system privileges.
After you’ve downloaded your device’s respective firmware, you can install the software manually by launching iTunes, locating your device on the sidebar and pressing “Restore” while holding the Shift key on Windows and Alt on the Mac.
In iOS 4.3.3 hackers managed to discover the loop hole as a PDF exploit; the users were able to view PDF files directly from Safari. Comex utilized this vulnerability and managed to successfully jailbreak the iOS devices with JailbreakMe.
JailbreakMe 3.0 struck the users with delight as the hassle of connecting to a PC or Mac was finally relinquished as it was a web based jailbreak tool but Apple has once again deprived the jailbreak community from the auspicious luxury.
Jailbreakers are advised not to update to iOS 4.3.4 until another untethered jailbreak tool comes out. Be patient and let hackers do the trick.
While never officially announced, the iPhone 5 was widely speculated to release by the end of this year by various different analysts. Not to mention since iPhone 4 was beginning to show its age, it all pointed towards an imminent release of a new iPhone in the wake of competitive devices like the Galaxy S2. However, though still a rumor, the ‘iPhone 5′ might not actually see the light of day till Q2 2012 at the least.
Well that was quick! Hours after the release of iOS 5 Beta 3 hackers showed their commitment and released tools to jailbreak the beta firmware namely Redsnow 0.9.8 b2 and Snowbreeze 2.8 b4.
Redsnow 0.9.8 b2:
According to iSpazio the new update fixes the problem with the downloaded applications from the App Store after the Jailbreak. The official applications crashed and failed to run making it almost impossible to use the applications.
Snowbreeze 2.8 b4:
iH8snOw didn’t take much time and responded fast. Earlier today he tweeted:
This tool too fixes the bug of applications as mentioned above. It is available for download for Windows only.
- iPhone 3GS (Old and New Bootrom)
- iPhone 4 (GSM and CDMA)
- IPod 3G
- iPod 4G
Note: Both tools perform a tethered jailbreak and updating to iOS 5 Beta 3 is not recommended for unlockers.
Keeping the expectations of the users alive for the much awaited iOS 5, Apple today rolled out iOS 5 Beta 3 for devs . It supports iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4 (GSM and CDMA), iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3rd and 4th Generation.
A third beta version of iTunes 10.5 was also released which seems to be required for syncing your device on iOS 5 beta 3.
According to TechCrunch the new update contains many new features; the icon for Reminders has been changed, a toggle for GPS has been added along with iTunes free setup and other tweaks. Perhaps the most striking feature discovered is that of Text Tone selection and “Buy More Tones” sitting in this update. Most of the jailbreakers target this tweak allowing users to select custom ringtones but it may no longer be needed, thanks to iOS 5.
Keep your fingers crossed for further updates untill Apple finally unveils its majestic iOS 5.
Google+ has an android app but it still lacks a proper iOS app for the iPad / iPod Touch / iPhone 4 so users of said Apple devices might have trouble uploading lots of pictures to their Google+ accounts, with a free app from the app store you can now upload MULTIPLE pictures to your Google+ account until the official Google+ App comes to the Apple App store.