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iPhone 4S Jailbreak Progress Report: Testing and Polishing Phase

More updates from the jailbreak world this evening; as if the anticipation could possibly get any higher.

The app that contains the exploits used for the iPhone 4S jailbreak is essentially finished and the final touches are being placed on what we can only assume will be the latest version of GreenPois0n.

Earlier this evening, @planetbeing tweeted that fellow Chronic Dev Team member Nikias Bassen, better known as @pimskeks, has finished the majority of the app that will contain the heavily anticipated iPhone 4S and iPad 2 A5 exploit.

Hacker “Dream Team” Makes Significant Progress on iPhone 4S Jailbreak

The dream team of p0sixninja, MuscleNerd, planetbeing, and pod2g have made more progress on the iPhone 4S untether, according to a tweet from pod2g this morning. pod2g also extended out special thanks to saurik for his major contributions to the long-awaited project.

It looks like the team has overcome one of the last major hurdles in preparing the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak for public distribution…

How to Permanently Preserve Your iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak

If you’ve been paying attention to the jailbreak scene lately, then you’ve heard the warnings about preparing for Apple’s next counter move against jailbreakers. The question is this: have you heeded it?

It’s imperative that you update to iOS 5.0.1 now and save your SHSH blobs across all devices, including the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. That way, you can always downgrade to iOS 5.0.1 later, which means you will always have access to an untethered jailbreak.

We’ll show you how to create a firmware file for your A4 devices that can always be jailbroken. We’ll also tell you what to do to preserve the jailbreakability of your A5 devices as well. If you haven’t done this yet, now is the time to act…

Apple’s A5 Processors Now Being Made in Texas

Some interesting news today if you like chips (and who doesn’t?), especially those that go into the beating hearts of our iPads and iPhones. Samsung’s Texan facility has historically been the source of NAND flash memory, but according to a new report by Reuters, it is also now responsible for the A5 chip used by Apple.

The A5 chip is what powers Apple’s iPhone 4S and iPad 2, and bringing production of the part to the United States hasn’t been cheap for Samsung.

Dual-Core A5 Apple TV Leaked in iOS 5 Beta

The code ninjas at 9to5Mac have uncovered references to a new, more powerful Apple TV in the iOS 5 beta.

Since Apple started implementing the faster A5 processor in products like the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, we’ve all been wondering when the Apple TV will see a specs bump. Practically, a move to the A5 chip in the Apple TV would mean that 1080p video content is coming to Apple’s beloved set-top box…

Full iPhone 4S Specs Revealed: A5 Processor, Download Speeds That Rival 4G, World Phone, 8MP Camera, 1080P Video

Wow, if anyone was doubting that the iPhone 4S could compete with the latest and greatest crop of smartphones, would you like your crow served scrambled, or over easy?

The specs are ridiculous, and the “S” wholeheartedly lives up to its name by bringing significantly more speed, to the already capable iPhone 4.

On top of the obvious A5 processing speed increase, the 4S actually rivals 4G speeds when it comes to downloads. Not only that, but it features CDMA and GSM capabilities for true world phone functionality…

Benchmarks Suggest A5-Powered iPhone Would Support Much Faster Graphics

While we’re all getting so uptight about whether the incoming iPhone will be of the 4S or 5 designation, and thus, whether it will receive a new design or not, MacRumors is there to bring us all back to reality.

The site’s founder, Arnold Kim, has sought to remind us all that, while all the glitz and glamor of possible redesign is tempting, we’re forgetting about the specs that will actually power the device.  lt’s obvious that the next iPhone will feature Apple’s impressive A5 chip architecture — the chip that currently powers the iPad 2.

That fact alone means we’ll have a significantly faster iPhone to buy. Check out the impressive benchmark breakdown inside…

Evidence for New iPod Touch Found in iOS 5 Beta

Apple’s change in release cycle this year has resulted in the speculation that there will not be an iPod touch refresh this Fall. Because of the iPhone 5’s postponed announcement, it was believed that Apple’s typical music event in September would take a backseat to new iPhone hardware.

An iFans forum member has done some snooping in the iOS 5 beta and found references to a future generation iPod touch. Will we see an iPod touch 5G after all this Fall?

Bloomberg: New iPhone Coming in September, A5 Chip, 8 MP Camera

Hot off the heels of yesterday’s rumor from BGR that pegged an August announcement for the next iPhone, Bloomberg has decided to enter the rumor mill and back up previous reports that put the next gen iPhone’s release at a September date.

Among a September release, Bloomberg corroborates other reports that Apple’s next iPhone will not, in fact, be a “radical” redesign of the iPhone 4, but instead a mere hardware boost.

Rumor: iPhone 4S This Summer With A5 Chip, 8MP Camera, GSM/CDMA Support, Integrated SIM

With WWDC right around the corner, the last, pre-summer iPhone rumors are coming in fast and strong. The latest one seems a little far fetched, but it does make some interesting claims about hardware announcements we’ll see from Apple this year.

Instead of an iPhone release this fall, Macotakara claims that the ‘iPhone 4S’ will be released this summer, and that the iPhone 5 will be released in spring of 2012. The iPhone 4S will supposedly be a minor upgrade from the iPhone 4 (like the 3G/3GS), while the iPhone 5 will be a complete revamp. Sound crazy to you?

iPhone 4 Production Slows in Anticipation of Next Gen Device in August

Apple has slowed production and lowered its expected shipment volume of the GSM and CDMA iPhone 4. This move is expected to correlate with a new iPhone release in September, with production of the new device starting in August.

The dubbed ‘iPhone 4S’ is expected to have an 8 megapixel camera made by OmniVision and Largan Precision. It is also rumored to sport a A5 dual-core processor with support for T-Mobile and Sprint…