Articles in the iDevices Category
If and when the iPad 2 finally gets jailbroken, the jailbreak might cost something for those who want to unlock their tablet computer. After countless hours and hours of trying to bypass the iPad 2’s security system, though, can you blame the hackers who eventually jailbreak it for wanting compensation for their time?
“i0n1c, a hacker currently working on jailbreaking the iPad 2 has suggested in a tweet that the jailbreak tool might cost money,” writes Radu Tyrsina for ITProPortal in a Monday post.
Currently, nobody knows for sure who is trying …
Much has been made of Apple’s inclusion of the iPad 2’s A5 processor in its upcoming iPhone 4S. However, according to Greg Keizer of Computerworld, it’s not going to make or break the phone, which is expected to be released this fall.
“The additional horsepower won’t be a major upgrade motivator unless Apple pulls some high-powered apps from its own pocket,” writes Keiser, citing a conversation he had with iPhone expert Aaron Vronko.
Also, even though the next iPhone will be nominally using the A5, Vronko expects Apple to take the processor’s …
As Adriana Barnes writes on Daily News Pulse, jailbreaking your iPhone can “open new doors” in terms of your phone’s features and the price of using it.
By unlocking your iPhone you will significantly cut your monthly cellphone bill by using any gsm networks even on prepaid sim cards…” the author says. “You are not limited to the few cellular companies which offer the technology of the iPhone at higher prices and under restrictive contracts.”
Plus, “you will automatically gain free access to hundreds of apps including new games, communication apps, multimedia …
If you thought that the iPad 2’s resistance to hackers was just a fluke, think again. As one VeryRite blogger writes, Apple’s future smartphones and tablets are expected to be even more difficult to jailbreak.
“It seems the next iOS devices will be more complicated for jailbreakers and unlockers,” an article posted Saturday asserts.
The hacking community’s inability to jailbreak the iPad 2 has been chalked up to the device’s state-of-the-art A5 processor and unprecedented firmware security. As multiple insiders have reported over the last month or so, Apple’s just-named iPhone 4S …
Have an iPad 2? If you were one of the early buyers for this outstanding device, you may have also been one of the users to report back about the light bleeding problem. Users have apparently been seeing excessive amounts of light coming from the edges of the LCD part of the device.
This publicity may go a long way toward explaining the low numbers the device generated last quarter. Who’d have thought? Critics across the world calling it the most useless computer ever, and all it takes to lay it …
According to top industry analyst Michael Walkley, Apple has been continuing its dominance of the smartphone market in 2011. In fact, Apple’s previous-generation products such as the iPhone 3Gs and iPad are outselling competitors like the HTC Inspire and Motoral XOOM.
“Interestingly, our April checks indicated continued strong demand for the iPhone 3GS at AT&T and iPad 1 at Verizon, as these older generation products with reduced prices often outsold new Android products,” says Walkley, an analyst at Canaccord Genuity. “We believe this highlights Apple’s significant competitive advantage, and these older …
Even though it’s been nine weeks since Apple released the iPad 2 tablet onto shelves, the device still hasn’t been jailbroken, despite multiple legitimate attempts by some of the world’s top hackers. This speaks to the device’s sophisticated firmware and state-of-the-art A5 processor, since the Apple hacking community generally has no problems jailbreaking the company’s latest gadgets within a week or two of their release.
According to a recent update from the iPhone Dev Team, it doesn’t look as if they’ll be the first to jailbreak the iPad 2. They’re still …
Earlier this week, Business Insider blogger Ellis Hamburger offered his list of five reasons not to jailbreak your Apple device. “I jailbroke my iPhone almost a year ago, and I’ve never looked back. Except during the times my phone crashed for no reason, and the times that I’ve had to soft-reset,” he wrote Tuesday.
Now, Lifehacker blogger Adam Dachis is here with his list of drawbacks to the popular device customization process. “We love jailbreaking our iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads because it opens up so many great new possibilities,” he …
In a decidedly quick move, Apple has chosen to release their newest iOS, 4.3.3. Blogs all across the internet are reacting with shock over the speed of the move.
They shouldn’t be. You will, of course, recall that Apple has been receiving flack for the location tracking issue. Apple loves its reputation and the money its customers bring to it. You can’t be surprised that it would be addressing the issue so quickly.
The firmware update will apply to the following devices:
iPhone 4 (GSM only).
iPod Touch, 3rd and 4th generation.
The update, …
For the third time in the past month, the Apple hacking community responded quickly to the company’s release of a new mobile software update. Within 48 hours of the company’s iOS 4.3.3 update’s roll-out, the iPhone Dev Team made available updated versions of its iPhone jailbreaking software.
One Wednesday, Apple released the latest version of iOS to alter the location-based coding that made dubious headlines for the company last week, curbing the controversy that swirled around reports it was tracking the movement of its customers. By Friday morning, the Dev Team …