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Is An Untethered iPhone 5 Jailbreak Almost Here?

11/30/2012 11:17:00 AM - 0 comments

New hope for an iOS 6 untethered iPhone 5 jailbreak has arrived in the form of a new video on YouTube. As you know, the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 operating system is now two month old and as yet there is still no untethered jailbreak. We all know that the jailbreaking teams are working hard to find a solution and today we want to add a little bit of hope.

This new hope has come in the form of a video that has emerged and hopefully this will be the iPhone 5 jailbreak and iOS 6 untethered jailbreak we have all been anxiously waiting for. This video comes from the @ArDevTeam who are hinting of an upcoming jailbreak. The video shows the loading of Cydia which as we know is only available with a jailbreak. This could be the proof that we have all been waiting for that an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak will be available for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and the iPad 3.

The person who uploaded the video is the founder of the ARB Dev Team and according to their Twitter profile they are an iOS and OSX development team. You like many others have probably never heard of them but if their video is the real deal then it means that an iPhone 5 jailbreak is getting a lot closer. The ARB Dev Team have tweeted stating that the jailbreak is tethered for the A6 chip so this video could actually be showing an iPhone 5 jailbreak. Have a look at the video yourself and let us know what you think.


Chrome For iOS Updated With iOS 6 Passbook Support And More

11/28/2012 01:37:00 PM - 0 comments

The Chrome browser by Google has become the most popular choice for surfers worldwide and it's android version has always been very solid from the word go. This amazing web browser has now been brought to iOS and is available on the iPad and iPhone despite Apple's restrictions on developers bringing their own engines to the iOS fold.

Chrome for iOS has been updated with more and more updates arriving since its initial release. We are now at version 23 and this brings support for iOS 6's Passbook feature. Also included in the update is the ability to open PDFs in external PDF reading/editing apps and text encoding. There are a few other small tweaks and adjustments too.

Any bugs that were lingering from the previous version have now been sorted out and if you have upgraded your firmware to version iOS 6, the Passbook feature looks to the the clincher for this web browser. If you are running on Chrome, you can save your boarding passes effortlessly, but if you are still running on iOS 5 or earlier you will just have to make do with the ability to open PDF files in alternative apps.

Due to the increase in e-books and their popularity, we have seen a rise in the number of powerful apps that have been created that allow users to create, edit and read PDF files so it is great to see that Google have adapted its browser in accordance. If you are still using the stock browser that comes with iOS which is Safari you might want to take a look at Google Chrome and see what it can do for you. We promise you won't be disappointed.


Black Friday Sales See iPad Accounting For 88% Of Tablet Sales

11/26/2012 09:04:00 AM - 0 comments

According to a report by IBM, Apple devices including the iPad and iPhone dominated online buying during the holiday season on both Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. As far as data from IBM goes, online sales were up 17.4% and 20.7% from 2011 for the same two days. The biggest surge in sales came from mobile consumers and it was led by the iPad according to the report.

Below are some of the highlight of Apple orientated findings from the IBM report.

Mobile Shopping: 24% of U.S. Consumers used their mobile device to shop which was up from 14.3% in 2011. Mobile sales exceeded 16% which was up from 9.8% in 2011.

Apple: The iPad generated more traffic than any other tablet or smartphone reaching nearly 10% of online shopping. The iPhone followed at 8.7% with the android coming in at 5.5%.

The iPad: The iPad dominated tablet traffic at 88.3% followed by the Barnes and Noble Nook at 3.1%. Amazon's Kindle was 2.4% and the Samsung Galaxy was 1.8%. There was only 5.5% of shopping related browsing done on Android devices during the holiday season proving that Apple's OS is the most popular.

Overall, 58% of consumers used smartphones compared to 41% who used tablets to surf for bargains on Black Friday. Shoppers referred from Social Networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube generated 0.34% of all online sales on Black Friday which was a decrease of more than 35% from 2011.


Add A 14 Megapixel To Your iPhone 5 With Will.i.am

11/23/2012 11:01:00 AM - 0 comments

Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas has created a new iPhone 5 camera accessory that will add a 14 Megapixel camera to your existing iPhone 5 8 megapixel camera. It may seem a little odd to add a camera to a camara but if you aren't happy with the 8 megapixel camera that comes with the iPhone 5 then this could be for you.

With the iPhone 5, Apple increased the camera's image quality but they left the camera itself at 8 megapixels. If you're not happy with this you can check out Will.i.am's iPhone accessory that will add a 14 megapixel camera on top of your existing 8 megapixel sensor. It is promising better performance, better photo and better video quality. It is being dubbed as the i.am+ camera and it actually resembles a classic Leica camera. What is really is, is an iPhone case with a seperate 14 megapixel sensor and flash but it is still unclear as to whether the lighting technology used on it is xenon or LED. The i.am+ camera takes advantage of the iPhone's 30-pin/lightning dock connector.

Will.i.am said “we have our own sensor and a better flash. You dock your phone into our device and it turns your smartphone into a genius-phone. We take over the camera.” This was in a interview with The Daily Telegraph. Will.i.am is well loved by the science community and his i.am+ camera series is set to launch in London on the 28th of November.

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Apple Products Top X-Mas Lists

11/21/2012 12:40:00 PM - 0 comments

Over the past number of years we have seen a steady increase in the number of gadgets being added to children's Christmas lists and this year is no exception. According to a recent study by Nielsen, kids this year are looking for Apple products. Over the past number of years it has become clear that American children between the ages of six and twelve are looking for Apple products with more than half looking for an iPad.

Just reading the study, it seems that most of these kids understand product specifications and whilst 50% of those surveyed wanted the full size Apple iPad, only 36% wanted the iPad mini. Even kids want the high end specs such as the Retina Display and A6X processor or perhaps they just prefer the iPad because it is bigger and as always with kids, the bigger the better right.

The fifty percent looking for the iPad this year is a rise from 44% last year. The iPod touch is something that also shows up really well for this age bracket. This is because kids can use it to play games and that is what kids want. Many adults viewed the iPod touch as an iPhone without the phone part but most adults are not going to shell out for an iphone for their children to play games or listen to music and this is where the iPod touch comes in.

While Apple maybe dominating in the mobile devices, plenty of kids are still keeping an eye out for the consoles with 39% of them looking forward to receiving a Nintendo Wii U. 29% are looking for one of the DS variants while a quarter of kids want an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Whatever way you look at it, the results show that technology and gadgets seem to be replacing board games and what we adults once referred to as toys.


YouTube iPhone 5 Update Is On The Way

11/19/2012 01:46:00 PM - 0 comments

Despite the huge success of the iPhone 5, it really is getting very hard to ignore the fact that certain staple apps have been in need of an update for far too long now. If you are one of those who bought an iPhone 5 you might be disappointed to say the least, that many of the apps still haven't been updated. The YouTube app is one of these and Google has stated that an update is nearly ready.

Google has revealed that an update for the YouTube app is in the works for the iPhone 5 and this will see some improvements and also make it compatible with the iPhone 5's 4 inch display. The last update was in September but the YouTube app was removed as an out of the box application from the iPhone 5. Google has confirmed that they are looking to update their app but they haven't given a timeframe for its release.

Despite the success of the iPhone 5, there have been a number of popular app that have been slow to react to the new iPhone 5's 4 inch display but many of these companies have indicated that they are working on updates. For those of you who love YouTube and want to experience it on the iPhone 5's bigger display you will be happy to know that you won't have to wait much longer.


Lightning Compatible Accessories For iPhone 5 Now Being Made Available

11/16/2012 01:44:00 PM - 0 comments

When Apple launched the new iPhone 5 they changed the old 31-pin connector dock to the new lightning connector and this made all existing accessories obsolete. It has take Apple quite some time to approve some third party accessories for the new iPhone 5 lightning connector but we are happy to announce that they have now arrived.

If you own an iPhone 5 with the new lightning connector you will be delighted to hear that you can now get speakers, car chargers and more. Apple has been very picky about who is going to be able to manufacture approved accessories. In September, Apple highlight several vendors and all of these should have speakers and more available soon.

In terms of speakers for the iPhone 5 the smallest by JBL called the OnBeat Micro is a desk to size speaker that will sell for $100. They are also producing the JBL OnBeat Venue Lightning which is for more than just the iPhone 5. It can fit any lightning ready iOS device that Apple sells including the iPad, iPad Mini, iPod touch and iPod nano. This speaker will sell for $200.

Earlier this month, Belkin, which has been very popular when it comes to iOS accessories announced their official line up of Lightning connector ready products. For just $30 you can get a charger and a Charge + Sync Dock. The dock should prove really popular as this is the first iPhone that Apple decided not to include an official dock for.

We're sure to see a lot more accessories in the coming weeks and months and as we recieve news and information about them we will be sure to post it here.


Jailbreak iOS 6.1 Beta 2 Tethered Using Redsn0w 0.9.15b3

11/14/2012 11:52:00 AM - 0 comments

We have been doing our best to keep everyone up to date with as much information as we can source regarding an untethered iOS 6 and iOS 6.1 jailbreak for the iPhone 5. So far this jailbreak has failed to materialise but we do know that the dev teams are hard at work. Today we want to tell you about jailbreaking iOS 6.1 beta 2 using Redsn0w 0.9.15b3. We also have to point out that this is a tethered jailbreak solution.

Apple released iOS 6.1 beta 2 to developers earlier this week. We already know that the Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 tool can jailbreak iOS 6 and iOS 6.0.1 but now iDownloadBlog are reporting that developers can jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 2 using Redsn0w 0.9.15b3. This is a tethered jailbreak which means that the process has to be repeated every time the device is rebooted.

This is more great news for the Dev Team who are working tirelessly on an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and hopefully it will give them some more clues and help them to discover even more exploits that Apple haven't yet patched. It seems to be a long wait for the iPhone 5 jailbreak but like all idevice owners we here really do appreciate all the hard work they have been doing. If you follow any of the main jailbreaking crew on Twitter you will be aware that they are doing all they can and they hope like everyone else to have an untethered iPhone 5 jailbreak available for public release as soon as possible.

Until then, we will do our best to keep you updated and bring you the information as we get it. If you have a developer account and you want to use the Redsn0w jailbreak, it is avaialble now.


iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak For iPhone 5 Update

11/12/2012 12:34:00 PM - 0 comments

There seems to be growing criticim over the slow release of a jailbreak for iPhone 5, 4S and the iPad mini and members of the Chronic Dev Team and the iPhone Dev Team are responding to it. Back in September when iOS 6 was first released jailbreak fans were excited to see that the Chronic Dev Team and the iPhone Dev team were in action working on an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6. This has however turned into a roller-coaster ride and we have all watched and waited for the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak that still hasn't arrived.

Initially things looked really promising as just a couple of hours after the release of the iPhone 5, developer Grant Paul posted a photo on Twitter of the iPhone 5 running Cydia. This photo made us all feel great and we expected things to be the same as befoe with an iOS untethered jailbreak being released just a week or so after the device release. This hasn't been the case so far and as time went by we realised this wasn't going to be as easy as we thought. When no further developments were being posted, those waiting for a jailbreak solution began to pester @Pod2g on twitter and his page was flooded with questions about when the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5 would be released. He responded on Twitter saying, every iOS 6 jailbreak request should go to @joshmtucker who is heavily working on it at the moment. This was a joke but it showed the pressure the team was under trying to release a jailbreak for iPhone 5.

At the JailbreakCon 2012, Pod2g took the stage to let conference attenders know that the iPhone 5 running Cydia was a “failbreak” meaning that is was for developers only and nowhere near ready for release. This still gave us hope that a jailbreak was being worked on. Work has continued and the iPhone Dev Team have continued to provide updates for Redsn0w which allows users to return back to their previous 5x jailbreaks with saved SHSH blobs, as well as an iOS 6 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4.

Planetbeing gave us more hope when he tweeted happily about exploits that had been discovered and a nearly tethered jailbreak for iPhone 5. We all waited but so far we haven't heard anymore about the progress on an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak. We have seen photos of “failbreaks” on Twitter but this doesn't help and bitter A5 and A6 device users are missing the joys of Cydia and all its tweaks.

Those looking for an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak for iPhone 5 are getting a little frustrated and now that it is nearly two months since the release of iOS 6 and the iPhone 5 and still no untethered jailbreak insight many are being to wonder if it is indeed possible. We do know however that when the iOS 6 and iOS 6.0.1 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and other devices is released we will all know about it and the real celebrations can begin. Until then we like everyone else just have to wait and be patient. It will come.


Untethered iPhone 5 Jailbreak For iOS 6

11/09/2012 09:01:00 AM - 0 comments

As many of you know, iOS 6.0.1 arrived the very same day that the iPhone Dev Team released Redsn0w 0.9.15b3. But what does this mean? People everywhere are anxiously awaiting the release of an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S running iOS 6 and many people have upgraded their devices to iOS 6 only to discover that they couldn't go back if their SHSH blobs were not saved.

The iOS jailbreak is still evading the iPhone Dev Team and the Chronic Dev Team and it makes us wonder if Apple has done too good a job in patching up vulnerabilities that were discovered in earlier updates.

This might not be the case and the web was a buzz again when the iPhone Dev Team released their latest version of Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 with some nice fixes for errors like 2601 that Windows users were seeing when using the restore button. This update also fixes a related Windows iTunes error 14 for stitched files. The very same day, it was reported that A4 device owners could now jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 using Redsn0w.

People still wanted more though and many wanted to know why even a tethered iPhone 5 jailbreak couldn't be released. We thought that perhaps they were waiting for iOS 6.0.1 to arrive so that the likes of PlanetBeing could see how many of their discovered exploits were patched up. It seems that we were correct because on the 1st of November @mdowd took to twitter to say he was downloading iOS 6.0.1 and was going to check if they patched the copyin() bug.

If you have been following everything on Twitter carefully you probably already know that PlanetBeing tweeted last month that he held 3 exploits for the iOS 6 system and he had a working tethered jailbreak. When he was asked why he wouldn't release it, he said that he was holding on to the exploits in hopes of using them for an untethered jailbreak. If iOS 6.0.1 has patched up these exploits it will mean that PlanetBeing and other members of the Dream Team are now back to square one.

If these exploits and vulnerabilities haven't been patched in the iOS 6.0.1 update then we can be sure that the jailbreak teams will move forward and try to achieve an untethered jailbreak solution. If they have been patched they will continue working on iOS 6 and possibly release a tethered jaillbreak for iPhone 5 and 4S users.

The tricky decision for iPhone users is whether to upgrade or not. If you decide to upgrade to iOS 6.0.1 and a tethered jailbreak is released for iOS 6 you might not be able to use it. The reason for this is that there was only a very small window of time for people to save their iOS 6 SHSH blobs and they are now no longer retrievable. MuscleNerd did mention on Twitter that he recommend that people stay at iOS 6.0 for the moment and if he is saying it there must be a good reason why. Perhaps an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak for iPhone 5 and other devices with A5 chips really is on the cards and may just be released sooner than we think.


Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 On iPad 4

11/07/2012 09:47:00 AM - 0 comments

The brand new iPad mini was jailbroken by developer and iOS hacker Chpwn and he has now revealed that the next generation iPad 4 has also been jailbroken. This comes just a matter of days after its release and both tablets only went on sale in the last couple of weeks.

Although the jailbreak method that has been used to jailbreak iPhone 5, the iPad mini and the iPad 4 is a developer only release, it still does pave the way for future jailbreaks which will be made available to the public. It also means that an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 could be on the way too.

Chpwn has seemingly used the exact same method that he used to jailbreak the iPad mini and it has worked on the new iPad 4 too. He announced it on Twitter that he has accomplished yet another successful jailbreak on iOS 6. He tweeted the following message along with a screenshot of Cydia running on the jailbroken iPad 4.

“It doesn't look any different than on the iPad 3, but here's Cydia running on the iPad 4”

Chpwn points out that Cydia looks exactly the same on the iPad 4 as it did on its predecessor but that really doesn't matter. The significant progress that has been made with the iPad 4 jailbreak is that it has been upgraded with a kernel exploit which is being credited to PlanetBeing and this makes it possible to jailbreak iOS 6 on the new A6X chip. The screenshot provided by Chpwn also show the jailbroken iPad 4 is running iOS 6.0.1 that was only released last week.

Now that the iPhone 5 and both the new iPads have been jailbroken, the iPhone Dev team really do have a headstart in developing a public release of an untethered jailbreak for these iOS devices. At the moment, the tethered jailbreak is only possible on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4G running iOS 6.0.1 and iOS 6.0. We still don't know how long it will take before an untethered jailbreak is avaialble that is compatible with all iOS devices.


Unlock iOS 6.0.1 With Ultrasn0w

11/05/2012 01:08:00 PM - 0 comments

If you are running the new iOS 6.0.1 which was released by Apple last week and you want to maintain your carrier unlock, you will be delighted to hear that Ultrasn0w fixer has been updated to support this new firmware.

There aren’t that many changes to the new iOS 6.0.1 so if you have been using Ultrasn0w for a long time and you are used to jumping through hoops every time Apple releases an update then you might want to hold off upgrading your firmware until Apple releases something with a few more changes. That being said, bug fixes are bug fixes and if you are one of those people who likes to keep everything up to date, you will be happy to know that you can still maintain your unlock using Ultrasn0w.

In an ideal world there would be no need for carrier unlocks but unfortunately we don’t live in an ideal world and many of us have to do it ourselves. Unlocking your idevice gives you the freedom to choose the carrier you want and this is why Ultrasn0w has become a lifesaver to many. If you have preserved your old and unlockable baseband you will be able to use Ultrasn0w to maintain your carrier unlock. If you haven’t preserved and saved your basebands you could just be out of luck. The updates for Ultrasn0w are still coming in with every update Apple makes so it looks like this tool won’t be dying anytime soon. If you have upgraded to iOS 6.0.1 and you want to keep your device unlocked you can download the new Ultrasn0w now.


Jailbreak iOS 6.1 Tethered With Redsn0w

11/02/2012 01:04:00 PM - 0 comments

Apple released iOS 6.1 beta 1 to developers earlier today. This means that only registered members of the iOS Dev Center can access it. If you are one of the many iOS developers who develop tweaks and apps for Cydia you might be interesed to know that there is a tethered jailbreak available for iOS 6.1 beta 1 using Redsn0w.

Even though it has only been released today, it seems that iOS 6.1 can be jailbroken using the latest version of Redsn0w. This is the same method that was used to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 and it is working on this latest release too. Like most other early jailbreaks, this is a tethered jailbreak for now. This jailbreak is compatible with pre-A5 limera1nable devices such as the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch. All the newer devices such as the iPad mini, iPads, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S can’t use it. The Dev Teams are hard at work looking to produce an untethered jailbreak for all devices but as yet we have no update on when this will happen.

If you do want to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta tethered using Redsn0w all you have to do is download iOS 6.1 beta 1 from the iOS Dev Centre and update your device. Next you will have to download and run the latest version of Redsn0w which is 0.9.15b3. Go to Extras and select IPSW option to manually point Redsn0w to the original iOS 6 file. From the main screen of Redsn0w, simply click on jailbreak followed by Next to select Cydia. Put your device into DFU mode and that’s about it. Redsn0w will now automatically inject your device with the Limera1n exploit to jailbreak and install Cydia on it. Once completed you have to select Autoboot this device when it connects in DFU mode to restart the device in tethered boot mode.

As this is a tethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1, you will have to reboot your device into tethered mode in order to run Cydia and other jailbreak related apps whenever your device loses power. Once again, this is only for developers and not for the general public as yet.