iPhone X

iPhone XS smacks iPhone 11 Pro in app launching speed test

Apple’s annual iPhone unveiling typically includes the introduction of an all-new SoC with modest speed improvements, with this year’s focus being the A13 Bionic chip. At the Keynote, Apple’s vice president of silicon manufacturing Sri Santhanam said that all mechanisms of the A13 Bionic chip would be nearly 20% faster than its predecessor; but is this the case?

Now that the iPhone 11 Pro is readily available to those who pre-ordered or tried their luck at local retail stores, it should come as no surprise that these numbers are being put to the test. In one example, YouTube personality EverthingApplePro compared the app launching performance of the iPhone 11 Pro to the previous-generation iPhone XS with astonishing results:

This tweak makes the Home Bar display your current battery level

Many of Apple’s latest handsets lack a physical Home button, and instead rely on a software-based Home Bar for App Switcher activation, returning to the Home screen, and unlocking the device. Apart from these functionalities, however, the Home Bar itself is somewhat featureless.

If you’d like to give your iOS device’s Home Bar a welcomed helping of new functionality, then we’d recommend turning your attention to a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called BatteryHomeBar by iOS developer Braxton Anderson.

NotchControl expands your iPhone’s notch with more features

Love it or hate it, most of Apple’s modern-day mobile devices come standard with a top-of-display notch that houses the TrueDepth camera system used by Face ID for biometric authentication and for selfie images. Now that the notch has become the norm, the best thing you can do is embrace it; but why not go a step further and expand it?

NotchControl is a new free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer PeterDev that builds upon the notch’s native aesthetics and functionality. With it, you can incorporate new controls and information displays into the notch, such as things that pertain to music, time, or weather.

This new jailbreak tweak effectively hides your iPhone’s notch

The notch at the top of modern Face ID-enabled handsets such as the iPhone X, XR, XS, and XS Max is a non-issue to me, but some people can’t seem to wrap their minds around having anything besides a straight line integrated with the display’s edge.

If you identify with the latter group of people and your notched handset is jailbroken, then you’ll be excited to learn that you can now download a newly-released jailbreak tweak called SmallStatusBarX by iOS developer level3tjg to hide the notch and enable the legacy Status Bar on relevant handsets.

LittleXS ports modern iOS features to non-notched handsets

If you’re an iPhone X, XR, XS, or XS Max owner coming from any older iOS handset without a notch, then you’ve undoubtedly experienced a learning curve while adjusting to the differences between said devices. But what if you could make your older iOS handset more like your shiny new notched iOS handset? Seems far-fetched, right?

If you’re jailbroken, then perhaps not. With a new free jailbreak tweak called LittleXS by iOS developers Ryan Nair and binksalex, you can experience many of the notch-esque features on non-notched iOS handsets.

If you thought Sileo was fast on an iPhone 6s, then watch the latest demo on an iPhone X

Less than 24 hours ago, the Sileo Team teased the blazing speed of its Sileo app, which aims to compete with Cydia as the de facto package manager on handsets pwned by way of Electra. The device used in the recent demo video was an iPhone 6s, but with many jailbreakers waiting to pwn their latest and greatest handsets, did the video do Sileo any justice?

If you were wondering how fast Sileo would be on a more modern handset, then you’re in luck. The Sileo Team has Tweeted yet another demonstration of Sileo’s speed just this evening, this time with the app running on an iPhone X instead of an iPhone 6s.

Bring the iPhone X-style app-switching gesture to your iPad with SwitcherX

If you have an iPhone X, XR, XS, or XS Max, then you’re probably familiar with the gesture that lets you swipe left or right on the Home Bar at the bottom of the screen to quickly switch between recently-used applications. Given just how useful this gesture is, it’s easy to get accustomed to it, and if you wish you could do the same on your iPad… well… now you can.

Say hello to a new free jailbreak tweak called SwitcherX by iOS developer Ryan Nair. This tweak was made to port the aforementioned gesture to various types of iPads in an effort to increase your multitasking efficiency.

These tweaks port features from Apple’s ‘notched’ handsets to other iOS devices

Notched handsets such as the iPhone X, XR, XS, and XS Max sport unique features and gestures that aren’t available on non-notched handsets such as the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and earlier. With that in mind, iOS developer Ryan Nair figured he’d do something about that, and a pair of free jailbreak tweaks dubbed Poseidon and Poseidon-Rounded were conceived.

These tweaks port many of the most sought-after features and gestures available on notched handsets to non-notched handsets, including the following:

Neptune for iPhone brings several newer features to unsupported handsets and firmware versions

Apple is renowned for introducing new features that are specific to certain devices or firmware versions, and if you’re jailbroken on an older device/firmware combination, then you might be inclined to feel a bit left out. For this very reason, iOS developer Duraid Abdul has just released a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed Neptune for iPhone.

Citing the points made by the developer in the tweak’s Cydia depiction, Neptune for iPhone brings each of the following features to the table for jailbreakers using iOS 12.0-12.1.2:

HuddyX is a new notch-centric volume HUD for iPhones

Jailbreakers rejoice; iOS developer maximehip has released a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed HuddyX that revamps the volume HUD on notched handsets such as the iPhone X, XR, XS, and XS Max to make it much less intrusive.

In the screenshot example above, you can discern how HuddyX materializes as a black extension from the notch itself, appearing at the top of the display with a live volume indicator inside of it.