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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Beautiful iPhone 5 Concept Design

It seems like everyone and their dog has their own opinion of what Apple’s next smartphone will look like. While most people believe that the next iPhone will look relatively similar to its predecessor, others feel a more radical change is on the way.

Then you have the folks that think that both will show up this fall. So which is it? If rumors have confirmed one thing, it’s that we really don’t know what Apple is planning for the next iPhone. But here’s hoping it looks something like this…

This is designer Michal Bonikowski’s rendering of what he thinks the next iPhone will look like. These conceptual graphics show off an iPhone build consisting of an aluminum enclosure and steel frame. The overall design is based on the iPad 2.
Bonikowski thinks that the new version of Apple’s hit device will be “safe and predictable,” simply because Apple can’t afford a another failed version [see antenna problems]. The designer also believes that key functions will be converted from mechanical to touch.

The graphics portray a device with a larger screen than the current model. It also appears to have a thinner frame. I must say, the back of the phone looks much more Apple-like than thepurported leaked iPhone cases we’ve seen depicting a dual or “separated” LED flash system.

There’s only a couple of things we can really assume about the next iPhone. It’ll have a dual core processor and it’ll show up sometime this year. The rest is left up to our imaginations, which I’m guessing is exactly what Apple wants.

Nobody spends countless hours designing mock-up HTC phones because the company hasn’t captured our imaginations. But Apple has taught us that products like the iPad are possible. They’ve taught us that technology can be beautiful, they taught us to think differently.

I’m hoping the next iPhone looks like this, what about you guys?

Cydia 1.1.2 Released [Update: No It Hasn't Been Released]

Update: As Saurik confirmed in the comments section, this is not an update and jailbreakers should stay away from Cydia 1.1.2.

Earlier today, Cydia 1.1.2 went live. iDB & i haven’t noticed anything major in terms of improvements, however, the only ones we’ve seen so far are some slight enhancements with search functions, and an overall slight improvement in performance, as well as a few bug fixes.

There’s no changelog present in this release either, so it’s only a small update…
You can manually download Cydia 1.1.2 here, and if you need a how-to on manually installing it.

Have you noticed any other changes in 1.1.2 besides performance enhancements in search? Let us know in the comments.

Saurik commented on this post and basically said this is not an update and you should stay away from Cydia 1.1.2:
This /purposely-unreleased/ version of Cydia has only one major change in it (and four tiny things, only one of which is user-visible: the keyboard thing under Search): a modification to “stashing” (the step where your filesystem is rearranged during the initial jailbreak process) made for comex, who recently has been talking about his new platform for handling these things. 
This change has not been tested on devices that are already jailbroken (well, I did a cursory test for 2 minutes, but that was all), and users upgrading to this version of Cydia do so at their own peril: Cydia might end up in a “permanent re-stash” loop, or force a stash when the user has purposely previously tricked the mechanism not to (leading to a corrupted filesystem).

In short, stay away from that. Sorry for the confusion.

If you made the switch to 1.1.2, follow these instructions to downgrade back to 1.1.1 compliments of @iPodTouchiPod:
1. Get the Cydia 1.1.1 deb file via Safari Download Manager: Multiupload.com – upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!
2. Use iFile and UNARCHIVE the folder
3. Open the Cydia 1.1.1 Folder and COPY the ‘cydia_1.1.1_iphoneos-arm.deb’ file
4. Go to: /var/root/Media and PASTE the cydia deb file here
5. Now go to: /var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall and PASTE the Cydia deb file here, too.
***you might have to create the Cydia and AutoInstall folders. If so, pay attention to the capitalization! You might even need to create the Media folder if it isn’t inside the /var/root/ folder***
6. Go back to the /var/root/Media folder and TAP on the Cydia deb file
7. INSTALL the Cydia deb file
8. Now REBOOT your phone.
9. You should now have Cydia!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The iPhone Turns 4 Years Old Today

On January 9th of 2007, Steve Jobs unveiled the first ever Apple iPhone to the world. Adorned in his standard black-turtle-neck-and-blue-jeans attire, Jobs announced the new device to thousands of Macworld attendees.

The Apple CEO started off the epic keynote by saying the famous lines, “This is a day, I’ve been looking forward to for 2 and a half years. Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything…”

The iPhone launched on June 29, 2007. In its 4 years of existence, the device has spawned dozens of look-a-likes, and continues to be a commonly used point of reference when grading the performance of other smartphones.

2011 has been an interesting year for the iPhone. In February Apple introduced the Verizon iPhone, ending AT&T’s 3 year run as the exclusive U.S. carrier. Then in April we finally saw the white iPhone 4 materialize, after 10 months of delay and speculation.

Apple reportedly sold close to 20 million iPhones last quarter, and they don’t show any sign of slowing down. The company is expected to sell in excess of 100 million units of its next-generation smartphone, slated to launch some time this fall.

Apple set out to “reinvent the phone,” and they did. Whether you’re a die hard Android user or a BlackBerry fan, you have to to admit that the iPhone was a game changer. It completely redefined how a “smartphone” should look and act.

Happy birthday, iPhone.

iOS 4 After one Year: Running on 95% of iPhones

About a year ago, iOS 4 became available to the public with Apple releasing it to iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 3G customers. It seems as if many iPhone customers are up-to-date with all of their software, as a whopping 95.59% of Apple iOS distribution by versions are already iOS 4.

Some people are still on iOS 3 – 4.22% of iOS devices in use are still running iOS 3 – but we presume that most of these are original iPhone owners (remember Apple left the 1st generation iPhone out of the picture for iOS 4)…

There’s still a sliver of iOS 2 devices out there, but barely, at a mere 0.17% – who probably use their iPhones just to make phone calls. The graph and statistics come from advertising bureau Apprupt. Previous statistics show that even after only six months, iOS 4 was already running on 90 percent of devices.

iDB assume that most of you are running iOS 4. But what version? 
Stay tuned for the iOS 5 ~

Just do Say THANKS to Comex

If you haven’t been following the progress of the iPad 2 jailbreak, let me give you a brief history. Within days of the device launching, iDevice specialists like Comex and other members of the Dev and Chronic Dev teams had their iPad 2s hacked.

The actual jailbreak part of the process was never really an issue. It was trying to bundle the exploit into a stable, legal package that would be easy enough for the general public to use…

When the iPad 2 launched, Comex himself seemed to be the frontrunner. He tweeted his progress on a regular basis and told the community that he would release his exploit when iOS 4.3.1, as he didn’t want to show Apple his cards before the update.

It turns out, waiting kind of backfired on him. The hole that his exploit used was patched by Apple in iOS 4.3.1 and Comex was back at square one. Disappointed, the iDevice hacker kind of took a step back from jailbreaking for a bit.

It seemed like months went by, with no word from Comex or any kind of progress on the jailbreak 2. We heard murmurs out of p0sixninja and his progress, but nothing ever seemed to materialize.
Fast forward to earlier this month, when rumors started floating around that Comex was once again working on the iPad 2 jailbreak. The hacker seems to have found another PDF exploit, and is working on a jailbreak solution that is as simple as visiting a website.

Now as Comex enters the home stretch, with the entire community watching, several folks have reached out to the lone hacker to tell him thanks. A website has been set up entitled freemyipad.com, to show Comex that the community appreciates all of his hard work.

For doing something so big for some many people, and not asking for a single thing back. For constantly putting up with the hundreds of tweets he receives each day that say stuff like “hurry up” and “are you finished yet?”

iDB & i encourages you to visit the webpage and say a quick thank you. Chances are, you’ll be using his jailbreak very soon.

Comex Drops Another Hint About Upcoming JailbreakMe Release [Updated]

If you go to JailbreakMe.com right now you will be greeted with a bunch of data that appears to be some logs of some sort. I have absolutely no idea what all this mean but I am hoping one of you will figure it out.

With the release of JailbreakMe right around the corner, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was another clue of an imminent release… 

Update: We’ve got a bit more of clarification about all this gibberish. iH8Sn0w told iDB that these are git commits that refer to GitHub. Additionally, fellow Twitter user @Cyclone321 tells that “it looks like his source control commit history, which shows how long he has been working on it, commenting his code checkins”. These git commits go as far back as August 2010, which would mean that Comex has been working on that for about 10 months, which would explain why he says “it’s been far too long”. With this information on hand, I think the message behind this might not be that JailbreakMe is ready, but that Comex has been working his ass off on it for almost a year.

If you have more intel to provide on that, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

iPhone 5 Will Enter Production “in Mid to Late August”

Following the iPhone 4′s first birthday earlier this month, we’re now sitting patiently awaiting the release (or at least the announcement) of Apple’s iPhone 5. The device is rumored to land this September, and backing up those rumors is some new “intelligence” obtained by one investment banker on a recent trip to Taiwan.

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty met with individuals in Taiwan last week — home to Apple’s supply chain and manufacturing facilities — and issued a note to clients in which she claims the fifth-generation iPhone will enter production in August and will “ramp aggressively” into the fourth calendar quarter…

Huberty added that the iPhone 5 would be ready for launch towards the end of the third calendar quarter, which ends September. Huberty also backed up recent claims that the Cupertino company will announce a cheaper iPhone — previously dubbed the ‘iPhone nano‘ — and teased that an Apple-branded TV may also be on its way:
We also believe Apple is in the early design stages for a TV, which could add $19 billion and $4.50 of annual revenue and EPS longer-term.

With regards to sales, due to the later than usual launch of Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone, Huberty shifted 2 million units from Morgan Stanley’s third quarter estimates and added them to its fourth quarter estimates. Its 72 million estimate for the full year, however, remains unchanged.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

New in iOS 5: Wi-Fi Sync Demonstrated on Video [Tutorial]

Folks, are you excited? We surely are, because we just got our hands on iOS 5 beta 2, and we’ve been able to go hands on with Wi-Fi sync.

Let me tell you, it works gloriously. I know this is sort of an overused mantra, especially in theApple space, but it just works.

Anyone who’s familiar with the jailbreak implementations of wireless syncing will be right at home with Apple’s iteration of Wi-Fi syncing, and unsurprisingly, it’s even simpler with Apple at the helm.
Check iDB Video as below for hands-on video coverage of iOS 5 beta 2′s Wi-Fi syncing capabilities…

iOS 5: Wi-Fi Sync Exposed from Jeff on Vimeo.

In order to get Wi-Fi sync working you must meet the following requirements: You must have iTunes 10.5 beta, iOS 5 beta 2, and a Wi-Fi Connection. You will also need a USB cable for the initial sync.

After meeting those requirements, follow these steps to get Wi-Fi sync working:
1: Install iOS 5 beta 2 on your iOS device.
2: Install iTunes 10.5 beta on your computer.
3: Plug your device into your computer and open iTunes.
4: In iTunes under the summary tab for your device, enable “Sync over Wi-Fi connection” and sync your device via the usb connection.
5: Untether your device from USB, and your device will still be recognized by iTunes!
6: Drag and drop files from iTunes to your device, and wipe the tears from your eyes as you watch Wi-Fi sync work for the first time.

What do you think about the new and improved Wi-Fi sync? Are you happy to finally be able to “cut the cord” so to speak?

Jailbreak iOS 5 Beta 2 with RedSn0w

Apple just dropped iOS 5 Beta 2, and, of course, one of the first questions that comes to mind is: can we jailbreak it?

The answer came from Dev Team frontman MuscleNerd who confirmed that it is still possible to jailbreak iOS 5 Beta 2 using the latest version of RedSn0w, the same that was released a couple weeks ago to jailbreak iOS 5 Beta 1…

Of course, a lot of things are going to be broken so developers only should take the jailbreak road for iOS 5 Beta 2 so far, but if you like adventures, feel free to go ahead.

In order to jailbreak iOS 5 Beta 2, you will have to use RedSn0w and point it to iOS 5 Beta 1.

This is still a tethered jailbreak, which means you will have to plug your iPhone in every time you reboot.

Have you done it yet? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

iOS 5 Beta 2 Now Live [Updated]

Apple has just released the second beta for iOS 5. Beta 2 is now available for download in Apple’s developer channel or my Blog Download Page.

iOS 5 Beta is a 740MB download and available for all Apple devices from the 3rd gen iPod touch and up.

You must have iTunes beta 10.5 in order to sync with iOS 5 beta 2. It can be assumed that the iOS 5 Beta 1 jailbreak is 
now broken in Beta 2 
, so be cautious when deciding to upgrade. Otherwise, head over to the iOS Dev Center and get downloading!

UPDATE: iOS 5 Beta 2 can actually be jailbroken with RedSn0w! Cheers, jailbreakers!
For iOS 5 De

Friday, June 24, 2011

China Mobile Worker Confirms iPhone 5′s September Launch

Still wondering why Apple COO Tim Cook was wandering around China Mobile HQ earlier this week? Well, it may have something to do with the company’s upcoming iPhone 5.

A worker for China Mobile allegedly revealed on Weibo.com (China’s substitute to Twitter) that Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone will indeed launch in September like previous speculation has suggested — possibly even earlier in the U.S. and other key markets.

Brian White of Ticonderoga Securities issued a note to investors, in which he draws attention to the message posted by the China Mobile worker. The news was relayed byBoy Genius Report after first being published by Chinese language website Bianews.com. Unfortunately, however, neither story goes into any detail regarding the worker’s message, which has since been removed from the micro-blogging site.

As September draws closer, speculation that the iPhone 5 will launch during this month continues to increase, though a report earlier this week claimed the device would launch even sooner in key markets — around the end of August. The fifth-generation iPhone is expected to sport Apple’s dual-core A5 processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and possibly even a dual LED camera flash.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

iPad 2 Jailbreak Release Tomorrow???!!!

Here is some Rumors news fr China forum update about iPad 2 Jailbreak Release!!!

According Jailbreak Dev-Team @Comex latest Update on his Tweet as below:-

He indicate today he found a lot of bugs, it on the VNODES and could not make it run on IO ServiceAddNotification .. This is probably the main reason why caused iPad 2 jailbreak Delay.
But seem like he @Comex Well soft and READY to Release.

More so, Some can not be displayed on jailbreakme.com appear only is a TestCode by COMEX, has nothing to do with the jailbreak.

We been waiting for Month and Month,ezy Dev-Team Ready to Official Release the New iPad 2 Jailbreak on Tomorrow [EDT US Time Zone]? Or we still have to Stay Tuned.

It is just Rumors news or Real?
Just do Follow me for the Latest Update on Twitter: @yeahjacklim

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Chinese Woman Offers her Virginity in Exchange for an iPhone 4

It’s no secret that young adults are taking extreme measures to get their hands on Apple products. It wasn’t long ago that the story of the kid who sold one of his kidneys to buy an iPad 2 made its way around the internet.

Offering an organ for an Apple product seems pretty drastic, until you hear what this next girl is offering. The Korea Herald is reporting that a young Chinese woman has posted an “ad”offering to trade her virginity for an iPhone 4

The Guangdong teen has posted a picture of herself along with other personal information on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter. Her listing states that she is willing to “sell” her virginity to anyone that buys her an iPhone 4.

The girl explains that it is her, “dream to own an iPhone 4,” but her father won’t let her get one. Thus, she has decided to sleep with someone in exchange for the mobile device. Needless to say, her post has been riddled with comments criticizing her actions.

This isn’t a problem with Apple or their marketing team. This is just the old fashioned get-what-you-want-at-any-cost mentality at its worst. I’m willing to bet the parents are kicking themselves right now. Not for not buying their daughter the iPhone, but for not teaching her any better than this.

What’s your take?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bloomberg: New iPhone Coming in September, A5 Chip, 8 MP Camera

Hot off the heels of yesterday’s rumor from BGR that pegged an August announcement for the next iPhoneBloomberg has decided to enter the rumor mill and back up previous reportsthat put the next gen iPhone’s release at a September date.

Among a September release, Bloomberg corroborates other reports that Apple’s next iPhone will not, in fact, be a “radical” redesign of the iPhone 4, but instead a mere hardware boost.
“Apple Inc. (AAPL) plans to introduce a new iPhone in September that boasts a stronger chip for processing data and a more advanced camera, according to two people familiar with the plans.”

Bloomberg says that the next iPhone will have the A5 processor and an improved, 8-megapixel camera. The device will look much like the iPhone 4, and ship with iOS 5 in the Fall. This version of iOS 5 is internally codenamed “Telluride.”
“It’s also designed to run on all of Apple’s mobile devices, this person said. Until late last year, iPads, iPhones and iPod touches used slightly different versions of iOS.”

BGR’s report of an August announcement seemed a little improbable because there is no way that Apple would ship a new iPhone without iOS 5. iOS 5 has already been confirmed for a Fall release, so it makes sense that Apple would hold an event that launches the next iPhone alongside iOS 5, as is tradition.

As far as hardware is concerned, it’s all up in the air at this point. Bloomberg did make an interesting claim that Apple is working on an iPad 3 with a 1/3 higher resolution screen.
“Apple is also testing a new version of the iPad that has a higher resolution screen, similar to the one now used in the iPhone 4, one of the people said.”

Graphics were recently uncovered in the iOS 5 beta SDK that reference a Retina Display iPad.
It’s difficult to make sense of so many conflicting rumors, but a September release still seems to make the most sense. iDB keep you posted as more develops.

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