Today analyst Brian White from Topeka Capital issued a note to clients (via Forbes) providing his expectations for much-rumored cheaper iPhone. According to White, Apple can release the low-cost iPhone as early as June and the device will be called “iPhone Air” or “iPhone mini”. He also expects that the contract-free model will cost from $250 to $300, which would allow the device to compete with high-end smartphones priced below $320 from China-based Xiaomi. He also noted:
Nick Bilton shares information with The New York Times that Apple is "experimenting" with a glass-wrapped smart watches, "according to people familiar with the company's explorations." The article notes that Corning has developed a special glass which can be used on the owner's wrist due to its curving.
The Evad3rs Team have released an update to the Evasi0njailbreak utility. Evasi0n 1.2 fixes timezone issue in evasi0n binary if client fails to correct it and disables OTA updates, which are not good for jailbroken devices.
If you're already jailbroken - there is no need to rejailbreak, just run Cydia and install updates there. There is nothing in evasi0n 1.2 that is not already in Cydia.
Digital distribution platform Origin for Mac from EA was launched today; this was first noted by AppleInsider. The Origin for the Mac was originally announced in August, 2011 and began to undergo alpha testing in late January.
Brightwire provided a translated report from Chinese media which claims that Apple is preparing the launch of the iPhone 5S and 5-inch iPhone 6 this year:
"- A source told Chinese mobile phone information site Laoyaoba.com that it has seen the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 at Apple's suppliers. Both models may be released in 2013, according to the website's microblog on Thursday evening.
Apple has released iOS 6.1.1 beta to developers. It’s only been a week since Apple released iOS 6.1 to the public. And it's just 48 hours after the iOS 6.x evasi0n jailbreak was released. Release notes indicate maps improvement and some other optimization. well, we understand that the main purpose of iOS 6.1.1 is probably to fix vulnerabilities used by envasi0n jailbreak.
Apple today announced that the iTunes Store reached a new level of downloadable songs which amounts to 25 billion. Interestingly, Apple has also awarded the user who downloaded 25 billionth song with € 10,000 iTunes gift card, although the company did not carry out promotions for the competition, as it was for the previous milestones.