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The iPhone Turns 5 Years Old Today

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.

These Awesome X-Ray Wallpapers Let You See Inside Your iOS Device

If you’re the type of person who is always on the lookout for interesting and unique wallpapers, we’ve found some doozies for you. These x-ray wallpapers for the iPad and iPhone provide a glimpse into your iOS device’s internals.

The images come from iFixit, the well-known masters of taking apart and rebuilding iOS hardware. The group grabbed the high resolution photos during one of their device tear-downs last year, and they just happen to make cool backgrounds.

Redsn0w 0.9.9b9d Fixes Issues with iPhone 3GS iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak

Hot on the heels of the release of RedSn0w 0.9.9b9 and UltraSn0w 1.2.5, the Dev Team was quick at fixing a bug that affected iPhone 3GS owners with older bootrom. This fix comes with RedSn0w 0.9.9b9d which was released earlier today.

If you have an iPhone 3GS with older bootrom and used RedSn0w 0.9.9b9, you can simply run this new version of RedSn0w on top of it…

How to Unlock iOS 5.0.1 With UltraSn0w

UltraSn0w 1.2.5 was just released with iOS 5.0.1 support in tow for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. So, how do you make it work?

Inside, you’ll find a brief tutorial that shows you how to verify if you qualify for an unlock, and how to go about unlocking your iPhone with UltraSn0w 1.2.5…

iPhone 3GS Sales Continue to Impress

Apple’s iPhone 3GS is still proving to be popular after being on the market for over two years.

New numbers coming from the notoriously questionable DigiTimes suggest that Apple could see its iPhone 3GS production top the 2 millon mark during the fourth quarter of 2011. Those are stellar figures for a handset that is not one, but two generations old.

The news comes as further reports claim Apple is set to sell around 30 million iPhones during the holiday season…

AT&T Set to Smash Quarterly Sales Record This Holiday Thanks to iPhone 4S

US wireless provider AT&T is set to smash its own quarterly sales record after announcing that it has sold roughly 6 million smartphones in the first two months of the fourth quarter.

That mammoth result means that the carrier needs to sell just 100,000 smartphones during the last month of this quarter in order to match its current record, which was set during the third quarter of last year.

The reason for AT&T having such a great quarter? The iPhone 4S, of course…

Dev Team Working on “Very Promising” iPhone 4S Unlock

Dev Team frontman and unlock guru MuscleNerd has given an update on a new unlock for the newly-released iPhone 4S. According to MuscleNerd, a “very promising” unlock for the new handset is “in the works.”

While iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 owners with older basebands have been able to unlock after jailbreaking for awhile now, there’s a whole set of newer basebands waiting for an UltraSn0w update.

AT&T iPhone 3GS Price Bump is Meant to Prevent Fraud

Since AT&T increased the price of the iPhone 3GS from a bargainous FREE to the perplexing $0.99, we’ve all been asking the same question: Why? When Apple announced the iPhone 4S, they made a point of repricing the iPhone 3GS as a free option.

Why would AT&T take the unusual step or increasing the price of a handset that Apple itself had declared would be free, and increase it by just a dollar? Strange indeed.

The move was perhaps not as strange as we originally thought. One forum member claiming to work for AT&T believes they may have the answer, and it’s all about stopping fraudsters from stealing handsets…

AT&T Raises Contract Price of iPhone 3GS to $0.99

A lot of folks expected Apple to introduce an all-new handset this year. But instead of unveiling a completely new iPhone model, Apple announced that it was going to make its iPhone 3GS free with contract to appeal to the low-end smartphone market.

The $0 handset has reportedly been doing very well for AT&T. One can only imagine the marketing power of the phrase “get a free iPhone today.” But it doesn’t look like the carrier will be able to use such a tagline anymore, as it’s mysteriously raised the 3GS’ price tag to $0.99…

iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS Still Top Dog For Smartphone Sales in Q3

It would appear that the prospect of a new iPhone being announced alongside a price drop for existing models didn’t disuade purchasers from picking up an iPhone 4 or 3GS during Q3, with Apple’s two older handsets continuing to rule the roost in the US.

New figures from NPD show that both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS continued to sell strongly during the third quarter, with the premium iPhone 4 sitting pretty above its cheaper brother and a host of Android-powered devices.

Despite Android outselling iOS as a platform, Apple’s hardware is still proving to be the most favored by buyers, with HTC, Motorola, and Samsung taking the remaining places in the top 5 handsets by units sold…

Siri Has Been Successfully Ported to the iPhone 3GS

Siri has certainly been at the forefront of tech news over the last few weeks. Since Apple introduced the digital assistant at its iPhone 4S event in October, it seems to be everyone’s favorite subject. And the question on everyone’s mind is, can it be ported to other devices?

To make a long story short, yes, it can. Although it’s not available to the public (and likely won’t be for some time, if ever), developers have managed to successfully port Siri to the iPhone 4. And as we’ve seen, it works really well. But why stop there?