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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…

Jailbreak iOS 5 Beta 6 and iOS 4.3.5 With RedSn0w

The latest version of RedSn0w 0.9.8b was recently released by the Dev Team, and it includes two key components.

The first component, is compatibility with the iPad 1 iOS 5 beta 6 IPSW. Apparently, Apple updated this IPSW without altering its version or filename, so this latest version of RedSn0w features compatibility with both the original and updated files…

More Evidence Points Towards iPhone 5 as Global Device

TechCrunch’s Robin Wauters reports what we have been assuming for quite some time now: the iPhone 5 will be a global world phone, by essentially enabling you to roam on any network worldwide.

The report lists the mounting evidence, which backs up this earlier claim by Verizon CFO Fran Shammo, that the next iPhone would indeed have the ability to roam globally.

This is very good news for travelers, who won’t have to worry about the hassle of no coverage in areas where only one type of service (CDMA or GSM) is available…

New GEVEY Ultra SIM iPhone 4 Unlock, No More Dialing 112

Apple may not want you to unlock your iPhone, but GEVEY sure does. The company has just released a new solution to the iPhone 4 unlock problem. If you’re tired of waiting for a software unlock to come out, you may just want to keep reading.

We’ve talked about GEVEY SIM cards before, but the Ultra is supposed to be the end-all unlock solution for the iPhone 4. It works with every version of firmware from iOS 4.0 – iOS 5, as well as several basebands…

AT&T Silent About Unlocking iPhone

For the first time in history, Apple is now offering factory unlocked iPhones in the U.S. If you walk into your local Apple store, or browse online, you can purchase an unlocked iPhone 4 for operation on any compatible carrier. These unlocked devices start at $649.

AT&T does not currently offer unlocked iPhones in the United States. AT&T has yet to state if it will offer unlocked iPhones in its stores, or if the GSM carrier will unlock previously purchased iPhones.

Unlocked iPhone 4 Now Available in Apple Online Store

We reported a recent rumor that Apple was going to start selling factory unlocked versions of the iPhone 4 in its U.S. retail stores this Wednesday, and that rumor has already come true.

Already, both the 16GB and 32GB GSM versions of the iPhone 4 are available as unlocked devices on Apple’s online store. Sources still confirm that the devices will hit retail locations across the country tomorrow.

Next iPhone in Final Testing Stages for September Release

After the next generation iPhone was a no-show at Apple’s WWDC conference last week, the previous reports of an iPhone release in September gained more credibility. Now, according to some Apple intelligence from 9to5Mac, the next iPhone has reached final testing stages (or “AP” stage) with high-level Apple and carrier executives.

All signs point towards Apple being on track for a September release of the next iPhone, but some problems with Verizon could restrict FaceTime over 3G on the carrier’s CDMA network.

New in iOS 5: Stop the Hackers Tapping Your Line With Unsecured Call Warnings

Did you know that while you’re running iOS 4 on your iPhone, hackers can intercept your phone calls and listen in on your conversations like they do in the movies? Thankfully, however, a new feature in iOS 5 will warn you when you’re at risk.

Under the first beta release of iOS 5, if you attempt to make a call that hackers can tap into, you will receive a warning to tell you that the network you’re using is not encrypted…

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?

The Great Measures Apple Took to Keep Verizon iPhone a Secret

Although the iPhone 4 was already 7 months old when it launched on the Verizon network, Apple still went to great lengths to keep the CDMA version of the device a secret. Learning from its mistakes it made with the iPhone 4 prototype last year, Apple set strict rules and implemented tight security measures to ensure it didn’t happen again.

Verizon staff weren’t authorized to field test the device until just two weeks before its launch, after signing non-disclosure agreements promising they wouldn’t let details slip. Those entrusted to test the device weren’t allowed to call it an “iPhone” – it was given the code-name “ACME” and that’s what it had to be called…

5 Things I’d Really Love to See From The Next iPhone

There’s been all sorts of mutters, speculations, and guesses surrounding the next iPhone. Some of the ideas sound great, while others sound pretty terrible.

Needless to say I think we all have our own personal wish list of things that we would like to see on the next iPhone, so I thought I’d share with you a few of mine. Obviously, these are just wishes, not necessarily realities, but hey, it’s nice to dream, isn’t it?

My first wish for the next iPhone is none other than…

Verizon CFO Reaffirms the Next iPhone will be a Global Device

Big Red’s Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo is no stranger to leaking iDevice information. You might recall the comments he made last month during Verizon’s quarterly earnings call, claiming that Apple’s next smartphone would be a global device.

Reuters is reporting today that the CFO has once again been dishing the dirt on Apple’s upcoming gadget. Shammo told Reuters about upcoming changes to Verizon’s data plans and reaffirmed some details about the next iPhone…