By Christian Zibreg on Sep 25, 2012
Apple in early-August seeded iOS 6 Beta 4 to its registered developers. With it came a new feature in Settings, called Wi-Fi Plus Cellular. As Jeff explained in a lengthy post the following day, this toggle basically ensures that apps having trouble with WiFi can automatically switch over to cellular data. But why go implement and then remove this handy capability from iOS 6? Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 10, 2012
As we told you yesterday, Apple has incorporated a new Wi-Fi Plus Cellular option in iOS 6 beta 4. This new setting allows apps to use cellular data when there are issues with the Wi-Fi connection.
You can find the Wi-Fi Plus Cellular toggle in the General > Cellular panel, which is within the Settings app.
Once iOS 6 is formally released to the public, should you enable this option? Is there a risk involved when it comes to racking up extra cellular data charges with your wireless provider? We’ll answer these, and other questions inside… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 6, 2012
Earlier today, Apple released iOS 6 beta 4 to developers. We’ve discovered a handful of new features and other changes in the update, but there’s one thing that stayed the same.
Dev Team frontman MuscleNerd has just confirmed that beta 4 is still jailbreakable with the latest version of RedSn0w (0.9.13 dev 3). There’s just a few things to remember… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 6, 2012
Apple has seeded the fourth beta of its new iOS 6 software to developers this morning. The release comes just three weeks after the previous update.
As usual, the new beta is currently only available as an over-the-air update, but the full version should come up on the iOS developer center soon.
Update: iOS 6 beta 4 is now available in the dev center, and we have the full change log after the break…
By Sebastien Page on Jul 17, 2012
Here is a gentle warning for those of you who have downloaded iOS beta 3, which was released yesterday. According to iOS hacker iH8sn0w, this latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system is set to expire on September 30th, 2012.
But what will happen after this date? Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 16, 2012
The Dev Team released an update to the beta version of its popular RedSn0w jailbreak tool this afternoon, with support for the latest iOS 6 firmware.
Earlier today, Apple seeded iOS 6 beta 3 to developers. And for those of you that updated, you can now jailbreak with RedSn0w version 0.9.13dev3… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 16, 2012
Apple has just issued a third beta build of iOS 6 to developers. The new software has not yet appeared on Apple’s iOS Developer Center though devices running iOS 6 Beta 2 can update over-the-air (go to Settings > General > Software Update). The update prompt mentions only “bug fixes and improvements” so we’re doing some digging as we speak and will update when we find out more… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 11, 2012
As it promised a few weeks ago, Facebook today has released a major iOS SDK update for developers. SDK 3.0 Beta is chock-full of features that will enable iOS developers to start taking advantage of Apple’s newfound relationship with the social network.
During its WWDC keynote last month, Apple announced system-level Facebook integration into both Mac OS X and iOS 6. Not only does this give users an additional outlet to share content, but it also means there will soon be no more need for OAuth… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 9, 2012
The third beta of iOS 6 could arrive today at 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern Time, iOS hacker iH8sn0w tweeted last night. Apple pushed the second beta to its registered developers on June 25, following the June 11 WWDC release of the first iOS 6 beta.
The company tends to release a few betas to squash bugs and test the software with its registered base of developers before going Gold Master… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 3, 2012
Apple rolled out a significant update to its iCloud Beta website last night. The page, which only appears to be accessible by registered developers, now features web versions of Reminders and Notes.
As you may recall, these two new web apps were leaked back in May, as Apple was caught testing the iCloud Beta website a month ahead of WWDC. But now it’s live, and available for all developers… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 25, 2012
The iPhone Dev Team quietly released RedSn0w 0.9.13dev2 to address issues with SSH and app crashes that some users were experiencing.
The developer versions of RedSn0w are for developers wishing to jailbreak their iOS 6 beta installations. Since this version of RedSn0w does not install Cydia, SSH access is imperative, hence the fix for the users experiencing difficulties. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 25, 2012
As you may have guessed, you can jailbreak iOS 6 beta 2 with RedSn0w 0.9.13dev1. This is a tethered jailbreak, and since the iPhone Dev Team has not updated RedSn0w to work with this latest firmware version, you will need to point to the prior beta firmware in order to jailbreak iOS 6 beta 2.
Check inside for the full step by step tutorial to learn how to easily jailbreak your iOS 6 beta 2 installation. Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 25, 2012
Apple rolled out iOS 6 beta 2 to developers this morning, exactly two weeks after releasing the original. We’ve installed the new firmware, and have been looking everywhere for any significant changes.
While we haven’t found any major new features yet, we have noticed a few subtle differences. We’ve already mentioned the animated install icon, but there’s one more addition that folks might find useful… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 25, 2012
Apple has started pushing out iOS 6 beta 2 to developers this morning. It doesn’t appear to be available on the company’s dev site yet, but we are seeing it hit our devices via OTA.
We’re installing the update now and will let you know if we spot any changes in the new software. One minor difference we’ve noticed already, is that the gears in the icon (shown above) now spin during installation.
Update: added full change log and a video of the spinning gears animation
Update 2: iOS 6 beta 2 is now available for download in the dev center…
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 20, 2012
So, you’d like to downgrade your iOS 6 beta install back to iOS 5.1.1? If you’ve ever dealt with downgrading firmware in the past, then you know how much of a pain it can potentially be. Fortunately when it comes to downgrading beta firmware back to public firmware, it’s extremely easy.
That’s because Apple is still actively signing iOS 5.1.1 due to the fact that it’s the latest public firmware available. Hence, you can easily downgrade without any tricks, host file changes, SHSH blobs, TinyUmbrella, etc. Literally, all you do is hook up your iPhone, go into DFU mode, open iTunes and downgrade. Watch our video inside to see how utterly simple the process is… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 18, 2012
The iOS 6 portion of Apple’s WWDC keynote last week was headlined by its all new mapping software. As predicted, the company unveiled a completely rebuilt Maps application with 3D city views and other features.
The app is available in the recently-released iOS 6 beta, and so far, it has yet to impress. On top of missing popular features like Street View and transit directions, it also appears to be missing a ton of street data.
But don’t count Apple’s Maps out just yet… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 18, 2012
Last week a tethered jailbreak was released for iOS 6 running on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 4th generation. While it was great to have a jailbreak so soon, the jailbreak didn’t include any GUI tools like Cydia, only SSH and afc2 support were added.
Fortunately, now that we have SSH access, we can transfer and install pretty much anything on our jailbroken iOS 6 devices, including Cydia.
Check inside for the full video tutorial that shows you how to install Cydia on iOS 6 beta… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Jun 11, 2012
Can’t wait to get your hands on iOS 6 and its new awesome features? The good news is that if you are a developer, it is available for download right now from the Dev Center.
Get your downloading on and let us know if you find something cool in iOS 6.
By Cody Lee on Jun 10, 2012
An intriguing post from the folks over at WeiPhone.com, a Chinese tech forum, is making the rounds on the internet this morning. The post claims to contain a list of official download links for iOS 6 beta and other unreleased software.
With WWDC starting tomorrow, we definitely expect to see developer betas released sometime in the next 24 hours (happened with iOS 5 last year). But if these links are legitimate, then we’re all in for some big surprises… Read More