I am no longer a member of the iDownloadBlog team. After much thought and careful consideration, I’ve decided that it is in my best interest both personally and professionally to part ways with iDB. It’s not a decision I’ve taken lightly.
I want to express my sincerest gratitude for the great experience I’ve had writing at iDB. I’m going to miss my coworkers and readers like crazy, but I’ve come to realize that a change of pace is essential right now. Read More
A new Cydia tweak has surfaced that automatically sends crash reports to the Chronic Dev Team from your iOS device. CDevReporter is available for free can be installed on any jailbroken iOS device today. Read More
For the first time in history, Apple has given the full list of its production partners for public access. The company that is renowned for its secretive nature and restrictive product control has detailed every single company it works with to manufacture the devices we all know and love.
The most famous Apple supplier has been Foxconn, the infamous manufacturing giant in China. If you’ve ever wondered about all of the companies that Apple works with, this list tells it all. Read More
Popular music service Grooveshark has made its way back to the iPhone, thanks to the company’s new HTML web app. Grooveshark fans will be happy to hear that you can now access the free service on iOS devices without the jailbreak app.
The latest in analyst predictions comes from Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty. According to Huberty, the next-generation iPhone will be slimmer and sport a quad-core Qualcomm chip with 3G and LTE compatibility across all networks.
We’ve heard plenty of rumors regarding the mythical iPhone 5, and this particular analyst claims that Apple will have its upcoming handset ready for customers in the third quarter of this year. Read More
Last week we told you about designer Antonio De Rosa’s next-generation iPhone concept/tribute to Steve Jobs. The iPhone SJ looks like something Jony Ive could have cooked up himself in the basements of Cupertino, and now there’s a video of the concept for our viewing enjoyment. Read More
Jailbreak hacker iH8sn0w has released iREB 5 for Windows users after 10 months of silence. The simple custom iOS firmware install tool will help you bypass iTunes errors when restoring an iOS device from a custom firmware IPSW. Read More
Having trouble with iBooks on the latest Corona untether for iOS 5.0.1? Never fear, pod2g has said that an update is coming to resolve issues with iBooks crashing on iOS devices running the Chronic Dev Team’s latest jailbreak.
The latest rumor from Japanese blog Macotakara claims that production for the next-generation iPad has already begun, and that Apple is expected to ship the product by early March. Foxconn and Pegatron are reportedly manufacturing the iPad 3 as we speak, and Foxconn is responsible for 85% of the supplies.
According to the report, initial shipments are scheduled to go out in early March, corroborating early claims from different sources. Apple is expected to hold a low-key media event at the end of January, but no dates have been given for other events in the coming months. Read More
T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm recently explained why the iPhone is not capable of running on his 3G network, despite earlier claims that iPhone users were able to establish an intermittent 3G connection in certain areas of the United States.
Humm told AllThingsD that frequency band incompatibility is the main reason the iPhone isn’t able to use high-speed data on T-Mobile, and that the carrier hopes to resolve this issue in the near future. Read More
As he has done in the past, Jeremy Horwitz of iLounge has claimed to have seen the rear shell of the next-generation iPad. He also revealed a prototype shell of the iPad 2 during CES last year and correctly predicted the tablet’s basic upgrades and features.
This time, Horwitz has followed up on his previous iPad 3 report with the claim that he has touched the rear shell of Apple’s next-generation iPad. He notes that the exterior design of the device hasn’t changed, but he does expect better cameras and a higher-quality screen. Read More
Google has always touted its Android operating system as being “open” when compared to Apple’s “closed” iOS platform. In MG Siegler’s recent blog post, the TechCrunch writer/Apple pundit explains why he hates Google for ultimately turning its back on the customer:
All of this backstory knowledge fuels my rage. When I see Google talk about how “open” the platform is, setting it up as the foil to the “closed” (and framed as “evil”) iPhone, I want to scream and rip someone’s head off. It’s not only the most extreme example of being disingenuous that I can ever recall seeing. It’s nuclear bullshit.
Apple, for all the shit they get for being “closed” and “evil”, has actually done far more to wrestle control back from the carriers and put it into the hands of consumers. Google set off to help in this goal, then stabbed us all in the back and went the complete other way, to the side of the carriers. And because they smiled the entire time they were doing it and fed us “open” bullshit, we thanked them for it. We’re still thanking them for it!
Vimeo has an iPad app in the works that’s expected to drop before the month is over, according to The Verge. The popular video service launched an official iPhone app several months back with on-the-go uploading and basic video editing.
The preview images show a totally new interface for managing and creating videos on the iPad. Not only will you be able to shoot and edit videos on the iPad in Vimeo’s upcoming app, but you can view your friends’ content and browse Vimeo for more videos in-app. Read More
Steve Jobs announced the original iPhone five years ago on January 9th at Macworld. He famously said, “Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone.” He was right.
In a post-iPhone world, it may be difficult for most of us to remember what the industry looked like before Apple’s announcement at Macworld in 2007. The iPhone has profoundly impacted not only the mobile phone market, but the device has also led to other redefining products, like the iPad. Read More
While this tip may seem a little trivial, it will most likely solve an annoyance that many of us have experienced when surfing the web on the iPad.
When you’re browsing in Mobile Safari and you accidentally close a tab, it can be a pain to try and find that URL again in your history or search recommendations. That’s why there’s a handy little option for opening recently closed tabs on the iPad. Read More
One of my favorite social networks, Instagram, just got a whole lot more friendly with Facebook. Photos that you now send from Instagram on your iPhone to Facebook will be automatically added to a folder called “Instagram Photos” in their full size.
Not only will your Instagrams appear full size on your Timeline in all of their retro glory, but every pic is consolidated into one helpful photo album for reference. Read More
We’ve been keeping you up to date on the developments surrounding third-party iOS apps and the Apple TV. Steven Troughton-Smith has been working with other developers to bring all kinds of iOS apps to the jailbroken Apple TV with the hopes that Apple will open up access to the App Store for its set-top box.
The first app to be shown publicly for his project is Jackoplane’s Frequencies. As you can see, the app is running fullscreen on the Apple TV in the full 720p resolution. Read More