Alex Heath

A Goodbye

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.

CDevReporter Jailbreak Tweak Automatically Sends iOS Crash Reports to Chronic Dev Team

Several weeks ago we told you about the Chronic Dev Team's Crash Reporter desktop tool. Jailbreakers can download and install the package to redirect iOS crash reports from iTunes to the Chronic Dev Team hackers. The reports are then used to find exploits and help further jailbreak research.

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.

Apple Reveals Full List of Production Suppliers for the First Time

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.

Grooveshark Back on the iPhone With HTML5 Web App

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.

Apple originally pulled Grooveshark from the App Store because of its questionably-illegal nature, and then app then showed up in Cydia for jailbreakers. Grooveshark has now abandoned Flash for a mobile-friendly HTML5 web app that all iOS users can enjoy.

Rumor: iPhone 5 Will Be Thinner With 3G/LTE Compatibility Across All Networks

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.

iPhone SJ Concept In Action [Video]


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.

Corona Jailbreak For iOS 5.0.1 to be Updated with Fix for iBooks

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.

We've already told you how to fix issues with iBooks on iOS 5.0.1, but those of you that are still having trouble after using Corona can look forward to pod2g's upcoming update.

Apple Announces “Education Event” in New York City on January 19th

Apple has officially announced its upcoming media event for January 19th. The previously-rumored event will focus on education and take place at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

It was speculated that Apple's January event would revolve around education and textbooks, but Apple has only said that the event will be an "education announcement."

Rumor: iPad 3 Already in Production for Early March Release

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.

T-Mobile Explains Why It Doesn’t Offer the iPhone

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.

Picks of the Week: HeyTell, LostWinds, Grid Lens

Every week we bring you a few App Store apps that we find particularly useful or awesome. The App Store is full of mediocre stuff, but iDB tries to find the gems for your downloading consideration.

This week, we've got a nifty app for sending voice messages between iPhones, a new game, and clever photography app. We hope you enjoy this week's picks!