By Jeff Benjamin on May 25, 2012
Ladies and gentlemen, the wait is over. Absinthe version 2.0 has been released to the public, meaning you can now jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 untethered.
Absinthe is compatible with most recent iOS devices running iOS 5.1.1, including the new iPad (iPad 3), the iPhone 4S, the iPad 2, the iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th generation, iPhone 3GS, etc.
A Mac, Windows, and Linux version are now available. Check inside for the full download! Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 24, 2012
According to a new research note out today, compared to its launch-week usage share, the new iPad is now being more widely used in the United States than the original iPad, launched in April 2010.
That’s good news for Apple’s post-PC strategy, one that will hopefully put to rest concerns that the Retina display, faster GPU and better cameras won’t entice would-be buyers enough to take the plunge.
Quite the contrary, the iPad 3 is picking up considerable steam even if much of its growth in the United States comes from owners of the original iPad and iPad 2 upgrading to the third-generation model… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 22, 2012
Last month, a Kickstarter project by the name of “Pebble” took the iOS community by storm. The iPhone-compatible wristwatch broke practically every Kickstarter record in existence, nabbing $10 million in pledges from 70k backers.
Capitalizing on this newfound demand for iPhone-connected smart watches, Meta Watch has just released an update to its Android companion. The new version includes support for the iPhone 4S and the iPad 3, along with Bluetooth 4.0… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 21, 2012
The upcoming iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak release is imminent. It’s so close we can almost smell it.
For that reason, it would be wise to go ahead and analyse your current situation, and prepare for the jailbreak.
It has been confirmed that the A5 portion of the jailbreak — the jailbreak for iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the iPad 3 — will only support iOS 5.1.1.
While nothing has been said about A4 devices, it’s a good chance that iOS 5.1.1 will be required to jailbreak any device with the new Absinthe tool across the board.
So what should you do? Should you update your device now, or wait until the jailbreak has been officially released? Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 20, 2012
With the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak right around the corner, work has apparently started on packaging the exploits into a tool that your average iOS device owner can utilize.
Tools like GreenPois0n and RedSn0w take 99% of the guess work out of the jailbreaks, making it so that almost anyone can take advantage of the benefits that jailbreaking brings to the table.
With that in mind, it’s no surprise that the highly anticipated 5.1.1 jailbreak will follow the same pattern. Judging from a conversation I had with an iOS hacker close to pod2g, it appears that the latest jailbreak tool in the pipeline will retain the Absinthe name.
In other words, I’d say it’s totally reasonable to expect an Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak sometime within the next few days… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 14, 2012
So this is pretty cool: Autodesk, the maker of the popular 3D design software AutoCAD, has just released a new app for the iPad called 123D Catch. The software enables you to capture 3D images of things using your tablet’s camera.
No, you won’t need any glasses to view these pictures. Simply use the app to snap photos of almost any object (it doesn’t work well with glass) from multiple angles, and let Autodesk’s 3D rendering software take care of the rest… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 13, 2012
It looks like Verizon is going to add to its already impressive LTE coverage map next week. The carrier announced on Thursday that it plans to flip the 4G switch on in more than 20 new markets on May 17.
Folks with an LTE-flavored iPad will be able to take advantage of Verizon’s Long Term network in Myrtle Beach, SC, Jersey Shore, NJ (fist pump) and other northeast areas. Keep reading for the full list… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 12, 2012
Well it looks like after months of fighting with the Australian government, and several other organizations, Apple has finally broken down and removed the ’4G’ branding from its tablet.
9to5Mac made the discovery just a few moments ago, pointing out that the one time named ‘iPad Wi-FI + 4G’ tablet model has been renamed to ‘iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular’ in Apple’s online store… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 11, 2012
We love our Windows readers and viewers, and to prove it we’ve created a video tutorial that shows you how to downgrade an iPhone 4S or iPad 2 using RedSn0w 0.9.11b1 on Windows.
The process is basically the same as what we showed you with the Mac version of RedSn0w, but this time around we downgraded an iPhone 4S instead of an iPad 2. The iPad 2, iPhone 4S and the New iPad — all being A5 devices — can be downgraded using this method…. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 11, 2012
And the good news just keeps rolling in… hot of the heels of pod2g’s new iPad (iPad 3) untethered jailbreak video, he’s now confirming that his jailbreak works with Apple’s newly released iOS 5.1.1 firmware as well.
This means that anyone who buys a new iPad, iPhone 4S, or iPad 2 with 5.1.1 pre-installed, or anyone who accidentally updated to iOS 5.1.1 without saving their SHSH blobs will still be able to jailbreak once the tool is released… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 11, 2012
It’s finally here folks, the official downgrade tool for A5 devices!
Indeed, you can now downgrade your iPhone 4S, iPad 2, or new iPad (iPad 3) with the latest version of RedSn0w 0.9.11b1. Downgrading will allow you to perform an untethered jailbreak on your iPhone 4S, or iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 firmware.
Check out our tutorial for the step-by-step downgrade instructions inside… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 11, 2012
Talk regarding the iOS 5.1 jailbreak has really picked up in the last 24 hours. Shortly after pod2g announced that he was running an untethered jailbreak on his third-generation iPad yesterday, he posted a video of the hack.
But all of this talk can be a bit of a tease without any information on when the exploit will be available to the public. So knowing that, pod2g gave us a little bit of information last night on the ETA of the 5.1 jailbreak… Read More
By Sébastien Page on May 10, 2012
Earlier today we reported about pod2g’s progress on the new iPad 5.1 untethered jailbreak. It seems that we are now closer than ever to seeing this jailbreak released as pod2g teased us with a demo video of the untethered jailbreak in action.
Published a few minutes ago on his blog, the video shows a fully functional iPad 3 running Cydia and going through a reboot… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 10, 2012
Pod2g has just made another big announcement regarding his progress on the iOS 5.1 jailbreak. A few moments ago, the hacker tweeted that he had jailbroken [untethered] a third-generation iPad running iOS 5.1.
The news comes just one week after we received word that pod2g’s iPhone 4 had received the untethered jailbreak treatment on iOS 5.1, as the iOS expert seems to really be hitting his stride… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 8, 2012
Awesome news for those who accidentally updated the firmware for their A5 device (iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the new iPad aka iPad 3), possibly resulting in the loss of the precious untethered jailbreak. MuscleNerd has announced that an upcoming update to RedSn0w will allow users to downgrade their firmware.
The only catch is that you have to have your SHSH blobs saved for the firmware that you wish to downgrade to. That means that if you purchased your iPhone 4S with iOS 5.1 pre-installed, there’s no way to downgrade to iOS 5.0.1 so that you can enjoy the benefits of pod2g’s untethered jailbreak… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 8, 2012
As noted by MacRumors, Apple appears to be preparing to roll out its new iPad to a number of new countries this weekend. The company added a total of 30 new countries to its iPad selection page, including Brazil and Argentina.
Apple has been extremely agressive with its international rollout of the new tablet, and this week’s move will nearly double the amount of countries in which the third-generation iPad is available. Keep reading for more details.. Read More
By Cody Lee on May 7, 2012
A few moments ago, Apple started pushing out iOS 5.1.1 to compatible devices. The update doesn’t appear to bring any new features, but it does include a handful of bug fixes and other improvements.
While we’ve already confirmed that A4 devices running the new firmware can be jailbroken, that doesn’t mean you should update. In fact, those of you with with an A5(X) device should steer clear of it… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 7, 2012
CNET is out with a new report this week, which highlights some interesting comments made by DisplayMate‘s CEO Raymond Soneira. The company is in the video diagnostics business, calibrating and testing displays for manufacturers.
Anyways, according to Soneira, the iPad that Apple unveiled earlier this year was actually Apple’s “Plan B” for the product. It seems that the company’s “Plan A,” a slimmer, lighter tablet, required technology that just wasn’t ready in time… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 2, 2012
During Apple’s most recent earnings call, Tim Cook cited constrained supplies for the new iPad as a reason its tablet sales were a little off. But that doesn’t seem to be the case any more, as availability continues to improve.
Just two weeks after we saw iPad shipping estimates drop to 5-7 business days, shipping times have once again decreased. It looks like folks wanting to order a new iPad online will now only have to wait a measly 3-5 days… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 1, 2012
In the midst of all of the talk regarding Apple releasing a smaller iPad to reach out to budget shoppers, one analyst has another idea on how the company could lower the slate’s cost to infiltrate the budget tablet market. Carrier subsidies.
Analyst A.I. Houriani, of Seeking Alpha, believes that Apple could sell a lot more iPads if it could convince carriers to absorb some of the tablet’s up front costs in exchange for multi-year contracts — similar to what they do with iPhones… Read More