iPhone 4

Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2

Saturday, January 21st, 2012 | Business | 2 Comments

iOS 5pod2g and the Chronic Dev Team have released an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 called Absinthe A5.  The jailbreak is only for the Mac OS X right now, but we should see a Windows and Linux one soon.

The site is on and off available due to the large demand for it.

The following devices can be jailbroken with the Absinthe A5 jailbreak:

  • iPhone 4S with iOS 5.0
  • iPhone 4S with iOS 5.0.1
  • iPad 2 with iOS 5.0.1

If you need to jailbreak iPhone 4 with iOS 5.0.1, you can check out the iPhone 4 jailbreak here.

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Apple’s iPhone iOS 4.0.1 Update Released

Thursday, July 15th, 2010 | Business | No Comments

From the update:

iOS 4.0.1 Software Update for iPhone
This update contains bug fixes and improvements, including the following:
  • Improves the formula to determine how many bars of signal strength to display
Products compatible with this software update:
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
Anandtech has analyzed the changes in the 4.0.1 signal “fix”.


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iPhone 4 Fix may have been revealed?

Thursday, July 15th, 2010 | Business | 1 Comment

According to an article on TheStreet, Apple iPhone 4 Fix Revealed:

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Apple(AAPL) has a “fix” for the iPhone 4 antenna problem after all. Now the problem becomes how the company will handle the replacement or repairs of the 3 million phones already sold.

Instead of defending its “there’s no problem” stanceanticipated at a special press conference Friday, Apple is likely to announce that it has a solution.

Apple has created “a design fix for the iPhone 4 that more adequately insulates the transceiver,” said Rodman Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar, who spoke to the company’s manufacturing partners.

This would be great news, and make sense.  As the article mentions, unfulfilled orders › Continue reading

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iPhone 4: Signal Frustrations

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 | Business | 1 Comment

I don’t have an iPhone 4 yet.

That says a lot for me.  For the past 3 years, I have lined up at Apple stores as soon as I could to buy the product.  Most of the time I was there the morning of the launch before the new toy launched.

I am the target demographic.  At least for launch, I am.  Every year I shell out about $400 for a new iPhone.  I renew my AT&T contract annually (for 2 years), and will purchase tons of apps (I had 8 screens before folders).  I am an early adopter, and have seen the iPhone sold for fractions of the initial price only months after launch.

I still don’t have an iPhone 4

What’s the big reason this year?  Well there are a few reasons:

  • It really is expensive to buy a new iPhone every year, and it’s taking longer to rationalize the irrational purchase.
  • What if the iPhone actually ends up on Verizon?  I don’t want to pay an additional $375 to leave AT&T (when my monthly contract is already $190 a month)
  • Signal issues — my current iPhone 3GS requires that I turn off 3G service in order to use it during the day (and not drop a call).  I shouldn’t have to do that
  • More signal issues — after hearing about signal issues, I am happy I have not jumped on the bandwagon yet.  If every time I touched that corner of the phone I spend the whole day on and off of — it disconnected, I would be VERY unhappy.
  • Apps need to change — the biggest upgrades of the new iOS 4 require apps to change more than the phone
  • Where’s my 4G?  If download speeds were faster, I’d have jumped on — but upload speeds are just faster, and even that is proving tough.
  • Micro SIM – Yes, this is a big issue for me.  I love the new Micro SIM, but it means I can’t just pop the SIM card and put it in an old iPhone.  I’d be losing all my old phones that I test apps and websites out on (yes, they all behave different, and I prefer it to an emulator sometimes)
  • Facetime? – It’s cool, but only on WiFi, and the other user has to be an iPhone 4 user

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iTunes 9.2 Released

Thursday, June 17th, 2010 | Business | No Comments

Time to “Check for Updates” and get the new iTunes 9.2.

From Apple:

  • Sync with iPhone 4 to enjoy your favorite music, movies, TV shows, books and more on-the-go
  • Sync and read books with iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4 and iBooks 1.1
  • Organize and sync PDF documents as books. Read PDFs with iBooks 1.1 on iPad and any iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4
  • Organize your apps on your iOS 4 home screens into folders using iTunes
  • Faster back-ups while syncing an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4
  • Album artwork improvements make artwork appear more quickly when exploring your library

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AT&T Suspended iPhone 4 Pre-orders!

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 | Business | No Comments

Wow – too much demand.  I’m sure AT&T thought it would be popular, but did they underestimate it?  I wonder what this means for Apple?  Is the demand that much higher than expected?  Does Apple just want me to write that, and is this just a marketing ploy?

From the WSJ news alert:

AT&T stopped taking advance orders for Apple’s iPhone 4 just one day after orders started, citing inventory issues and unexpectedly high demand. The carrier is suspending the orders “in order to fulfill the orders we’ve already received,” it said in a statement.

The suspension comes a day after a crush of traffic paralyzed AT&T and Apple’s websites on the first day of pre-orders, leaving many unable to reserve the new iPhone ahead of time while some customers inadvertently ended up on others’ account pages.

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Apple WWDC 2010 – Steve Jobs Keynote Video Available

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 | Business | No Comments

You can see the full video stream of the WWDC 2010 keynote online, announcing the iPhone 4.

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iPhone 4 Video on Apple.com

Monday, June 7th, 2010 | Business | 3 Comments

The video shows details on FaceTime, iPhone 4’s new design, iOS 4 (iPhone OS 4) details, and other pieces of information.

The most amazing things to me are the prices and the gyroscope.

Other details on the page include:

  • Engineered Glass
  • Retina Display
  • Stainless Steel Band
  • Apple A4 Processor
  • Gyro + Accelerometer
  • Camera + LED
  • Mic + Speaker
  • Multi-Touch

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iPhone 4: WWDC Demo by Steve Jobs, Video Chat announced

Monday, June 7th, 2010 | Business | 1 Comment

Today, June 7, 2010, Steve Jobs demoed the new iPhone 4 at WWDC 2010 in SanFrancisco.  iPhone 4 comes out on June 24th

Here are some pieces of information we have been given about the new device:

  • iPhone 4
  • 24% thinner than current iPhone 3GS
  • Mute button looks more reliable (mine always changes in my pocket)
  • Front Facing camera
  • Two mics
  • New Design (the one that was leaked)
  • Metal band around the phone is 2 antennas: Bluetooth, Wifi, GPS — UMTS / GSM
  • Pixel density increased, now a 960×640 display (existing applications already take advantage of this) — called Retina Display
  • An outward facing LED flash
  • 326 dpi screen (better than the human eye can see)
  • 802.11n Support
  • Gyroscope (this is a HUGE deal)
  • 720p at 30fps video recording
  • 5 Mega Pixel camera upgrade (and some other fancy ways that makes their camera better than everyone elses … of course)
  • Extended battery life: 7 hours 3G talk, 6 hrs 3G data, 12.5 days of standby time
  • Upgraded video editing — looks almost like a mini Final Cut :) — quite the large functionality set for a mobile device
  • iMovie for the iPhone will cost $4.99 at the App Store (uh oh, charging for their own functionality)
  • iPhone OS 4 (of course)
  • Video Chat! – over WiFi only, called FaceTime

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