Apple has released the very first iOS 7.1 beta to registered developers. The build number of this firmware version is 11D5099e, it is available for testing purposes only. Apart from the new iOS 7.1, the company from Cupertino seeded a new Apple TV beta.
The company from Cupertino has recently changed its Reuse and Recycling Program policies. From now on, customers can trade in their water damaged iPhones and a number of other devices.
Shipping estimates for iPhone 5s - even for the gold one - have been changed. According to what can be found on the Online Apple Store, the new device will become available in “3-5 business days”. Looks like the company from Cupertino does its best to catch up with demand on iPhone 5s.
Good news for all those who haven’t yet purchased an iPhone. AT&T has made both models, either it is a plastic iPhone 5c or high-end iPhone 5s - ridiculously cheap. Well, you will have to sign a two-year contract with the carrier to get one of the Apple’s new devices for a discounted price, but if that doesn't bother you, why not?
Apple’s newly-released iPad mini with incredible Retina display shows fewer colors than its market rivals. Moreover, difference in picture quality on iPad mini and its “older brother” iPad Air is noticeable without special equipment. And the results of independent tests once again prove the fact that colors on iPad mini look somehow darker and not as vivid as on rival tablets. Who’d ever have thought, huh?
Tom Wheeler, the new FCC Chairman, has recently asked CTIA (The Wireless Association) to make phone unlocking legal as soon as possible - before the December holidays. In the letter he has sent to CTIA he says that if this request is not fulfilled in time, FCC will regulate the unlocking process itself.
The company from Cupertino will start using iBeacon technology in the Apple Retail Stores across the USA to assist with sales and various services. For those who don’t know, iBeacon is a kind of indoor positioning system based on Bluetooth. It consists of transmitters that are capable of detecting nearby iOS 7 devices and notifying of their presence.
According to the latest rumors, Apple acquires an Israeli firm called PrimeSense. The negotiations that started in July now seem to be nearly over - there’s only one legal issue left to be solved. As to the price of acquisition, it is approximately $345 million.
According to the latest report published on a Chinese site C Technology (via
Apple on Friday seeded the first OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks beta to developers. As noted by the guys from Cupertino, this is a maintenance and security update that aims at improving Mail, Graphics, and VoiceOver features of the operating system for Macs.
Some Retina iPad minis may show image retention issues, reports Marco Arment, a person that created a special test to detect the problem in MacBook Pros with Retina displays. Faulty IGZO-panels, according to the latest rumors, were manufactured by Sharp and this were probably these panels that caused production delays and forced Apple to release the tablet quietly.
We have already mentioned that new Apple devices are technically able to work with many LTE networks worldwide, including LTE network in Russia. Apple still blocks iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C from LTE, but the new iPad Air works just fine with LTE in Russia.
Here is a quick test of Megafon LTE cellular network in Moscow:
Those at 7.x waiting for JB, maybe treat 7.0.4 as exercise in restraint. Won’t affect JB if you slip up, but test your ability to avoid it!
…but for those enjoying the 6.x JB, avoid 7.0.4 . There’s no going back (always worth saying that for sake of JB newbies)
The last update we received about the possibility of iOS 7 jailbreak was in early October when Planetbeing tweeted, "We're still working hard on the jailbreak. May have all the pieces at this point (but not certain yet)."