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
Those looking to purchase an iPhone in the near future might want to make it a point to check out the prices at their local Target. 9to5Mac is reporting that the retailer is knocking $50 off both 4 and 4S models for all carriers.
This brings the iPhone 4S down to $150 — in line with discounts being offered by regional carriers, and the iPhone 4 down to just $50. And apparently, Target’s not the only chain dropping the prices on the popular handsets… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 8, 2012
Great news today for folks with a GSM iPhone 4S who are using, or planning to use, GEVEY’s Ultra S product to unlock their handset. It appears the popular SIM interposer is compatible with the new iOS 5.1.1 update.
Apple released the update yesterday, equipped with a handful of bug fixes and improvements. And although its future is still a bit murky for jailbreakers, it looks like it’s ok for unlockers to upgrade… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 8, 2012
You can add Bluegrass Cellular, Golden State Cellular and Nex-Tech Wireless to your list of regional wireless operators that get to carry the iPhone in the United States, alongside the big three carriers (AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint).
According to the press releases out this morning, these wireless operators will offer both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S beginning next Friday, May 18, with $50 discounts.
Both handsets will require a standard two-year commitment and will be priced at $149 for the entry-level 16GB iPhone 4S model and $49 for its predecessor, the 8GB iPhone 4… 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 Christian Zibreg on May 4, 2012
As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Samsung has challenged Apple’s smartphone dominance with yesterday’s introduction of the third-generation Galaxy S smartphone at the Unpacked event in London.
Featuring an incremental bump up in specs and a host of software enhancements, you’d assume Samsung’s marketing folks would proudly show off the device in official advertising.
Not so fast. A side-by-side comparison of the iPhone 4S and Galaxy S III commercials indicates Sammy’s got a whole lot of learning to do: their 60-second advert features the flagship handset three times less frequently than Apple’s commercial… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 4, 2012
Among the third-party retailers that sell Apple’s handset, Walmart typically has some of the lowest prices. In fact, it’s been selling 16GB versions of the iPhone 4S for just $188 since last November. And it looks like it’s about to get a lot cheaper.
Cult of Mac has learned that Walmart is dropping the price of Apple’s latest smartphone (AT&T model) down to $114 with a 2-year agreement. It also appears that the retail chain is lowering the price of its 8GB iPhone 4 as well, down to $34.
Unfortunately, discounts were a glitch in the system, Walmart confirmed in an official statement… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 27, 2012
Last week, two new iPhone 4S commercials surfaced starring Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel. And given the fact that Apple hasn’t used celebrities in its TV spots in quite some time, there was some questions on who was behind the ads.
Well as it turns out, Apple was. And apparently it was a smart move. According to Ace Metrix, an advertising tracking firm, the celebrity iPhone 4S ads are generating higher scores with consumers than any other 4S ads aired this year… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 22, 2012
Unlocking the iPhone 4S, and the iPhone 4 just got a whole lot easier thanks to the SAM package unlock revealed earlier this morning.
After alerting you guys to the news, we went into out labs and started testing this for ourselves. After a few failures, we were finally able to come up with a reliable method for making this work every time.
The good news is that this will likely become even easier as time goes on, and needless steps are eliminated. We’re already to the point where we can switch back and forth between our AT&T SIM card and our T-Mobile SIM card without having to reconfigure anything. It’s pretty awesome.
Check inside for our full tutorial that shows how to unlock any iPhone on iOS 5 or higher (running any baseband) using the SAM jailbreak package… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 20, 2012
If iPhone apps like Instagram and Camera+ aren’t producing photos up to your standards, there’s a new title that might be worth checking out. 645 PRO, by Michael Hardaker, describes itself as “the photography professional’s iPhone camera.”
Loaded with tons of high-end features like a real-time ISO and shutter speed reader, and a live histogram, the app promises unparalleled image quality. It even claims to produce “developed RAW” TIFF files and “lossless” JPEG images… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 20, 2012
A new version of the RedSn0w jailbreak tool was released today, bringing us a nice assortment of new features, and hinting at an even greater things to come…
Beta 7 of RedSn0w 0.9.10 contains a nice assortment of new useful features, including the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Corona A5 untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1.
Check inside for a full rundown of what’s new, and what’s new to come… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 18, 2012
When word started to spread that Samuel L. Jackson was starring in a new iPhone 4S commercial, our imaginations ran wild. We figured that combining the outspoken actor with Siri could make for a humorous TV spot.
Obviously, Apple went the much more tame route. And the commercial that aired didn’t feature any of Mr. Jackson’s popular foul-mouthed catch phrases. That’s ok. We found one that does (warning: explicit language)… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 16, 2012
With all due respect for Samuel L. Jackson, I think we can agree that this latest commercial is a tad easier on the eyes.
That’s because the star of said commercial is non other than New Girl leading lady, and hipster heartstring puller, Zooey Deschanel.
It’s the second iPhone 4S/Siri ad uncovered today staring some of Hollywood’s finest, but likely not the last… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 16, 2012
As noted by TheNextWeb, a new iPhone 4S commercial has surfaced starring the popular actor Mr. Samuel L. Jackson. The ad popped up this afternoon during an episode of ESPN’s SportsCenter.
What’s interesting here is that although the commercial seems to fall in line with previous Apple 4S ads — focus on Siri, production value — it appears that Verizon is behind the spot. Check it out… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 15, 2012
9to5Mac is reporting this weekend that Apple is experiencing “atypical inventory shortages” of white 16GB iPhone 4 replacement units. As a result, it seems like [at least] some iPhone 4 users seeking hardware replacements could be in for a nice surprise.
According to the report, Apple has instructed some of its Apple Store Genius Bars to start replacing problematic white 16GB iPhone 4 models with compatible iPhone 4S units… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 11, 2012
Technology moves at a lightning pace and nowhere is this more evident than in the cell phone industry. Today’s latest and greatest smartphones quickly get obsoleted and there’s no end in sight to the upcoming devices that vie for your attention. Some people call this phenomenon a fad, others blame it on Android carpet bombing.
It is surprising then that a reputable survey has found out that prospective smartphone buyers are still lusting after the six month old iPhone 4S. Specifically, nearly six out of ten want Apple’s device. Mind you, six months is an eternity in the smartphone space.
Not bad for a phone critics and rivals dismissed as a minor bump up in specs…
By Cody Lee on Apr 10, 2012
Last month, Apple released iOS 5.1 to the masses. The update included few new features, but it did bring Japanese Siri support. This brought the digital assistant’s number of compatible languages up to a whopping… four.
But if Siri doesn’t currently support your language, that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. Developer Kunal Kaul took matters into his own hands and taught Siri to speak Hindi — with a little help from his proxy server… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 5, 2012
In the months leading up to the iPhone 4S launch, Apple lost a prototype of the handset. It seemed like it was going to be the iPhone 4/Gizmodo debacle all over again, but no pictures or other evidence ever surfaced.
Apple took some heat over the way it handled its search for the device, allegedly raiding the home of Sergio Calderon with a team of police officers. In fact, Sergio threatened to file a lawsuit against the company unless a settlement was reached.
Well here we are, more than 6 months later, and no lawsuit has been filed… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 4, 2012
Earlier today we told you that nTelos had landed the iPhone. The Virginia-based regional carrier is scheduled to start offering the handset on Friday, April 20th.
But apparently it’s not the only US carrier partner Apple is adding this month. Alaska Communications has also announced today that it will soon be offering the smartphone… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 4, 2012
Regional carrier nTelos Wireless announced this morning via a press release that it will carry Apple’s iconic smartphone from Friday, April 20. The latest iPhone 4S will be priced at $149.99 for the 16GB model, $249.99 for the 32GB model and $349.99 for the 64GB model, the carrier said. The previous-generation 8GB iPhone 4 will be available for $49.99.
These prices entail a new 24-month contract. Unlike AT&T and Verizon Wireless, nTelos offers nationwide plans starting at $79 a month, with unlimited everything for $99 a month. They, however, throttle data after 5GB.
All iPhone models will be available in their retail and online stores and through telesales. nTelos stores will open early at 7am on the launch day. If you live in an area with nTelos covearge and are in the market for an iPhone, you can pre-register your interest starting today at their website. Read More