The company from Cupertino will soon announce its Q1 2014 earnings. This means Apple executives will officially unveil the results of the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini sales during the first quarter of their availability, apart from that, they will talk about iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c sales during the holiday season.
South Korean sources report that the next-generation iPhone 6 will be released in September. This will happen after the iPhone ‘Phablet’ launch in May. The device, called probably iPhone Air, is said to be only 6 mm thin. Apart from that, insiders expect the new handset to be made of metal and feature the design similar to the current iPhone 5s.
According to the latest rumors, Apple will show us its ‘phablet’ in May. For those who don’t know, ‘phablet’ is a kind of smartphone with an enormous display, nearly the same in size as the screen of a tablet.
I don’t know how about you, but I don’t like the standard white keyboard found in iOS 7. I like the dark one - and now I can have it on my iPhone since a few days ago a new tweak called Bloard has been released. This tweak lets anyone use black keyboard instead of the white one on all gadgets compatible with iOS 7.
The p0sixspwn untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 - 6.1.5 was updated on January 5th to version 1.0.5. The updated jailbreak tool is available for both Macs and Windows-based computers. It features OS X Snow Leopard support, several bugfixes and a number of other improvements. The update was announced by one of the hackers that created p0sixspwn - iH8Sn0w - on Twitter:
According to the latest rumors from anonymous Asian sources, the company from Cupertino is seriously planning to launch two new iPhones this year. These devices are supposed to be equipped with larger displays. Does this mean that Apple will create an iPhone designed to be operated with two hands, not with one, as usual? Who knows.
A new tweak for iPhone 5s has been recently released in Cydia. It is called BioProtect and it allows you to use your fingerprint to protect certain apps from unauthorized access. For instance, you may set a fingerprint authentication for your Messages app - in such case, you won’t get access to the app unless Touch ID rescans your fingerprint.
The company from Cupertino has reportedly purchased SnappyLabs, the firm, which created SnappyCam photo app. Although the acquisition hasn’t been confirmed officially, SnappyLabs’ website is currently unavailable and SnappyCam app seems to be removed from the App Store.
Apple is expected to release a 12-13-inch “hybrid” iPad this year and as noted by Patrick Wang of Evercore Partners, this device is sure to change the laptop market. According to analyst’s sources, the iPad with such a large screen is designed specifically for enterprise market.
For the first time since iTunes Store launch in 2003, digital music sales have decreased in 2013. Industry analysts say that the reason for such drop in sales is closely connected with streaming music services - Pandora, iTunes Radio and the others. People prefer listening to their favourite tracks and albums online rather than purchasing and downloading them to their devices.
As you probably know, a few days ago iH8sn0w, winocm and SquiffyPwn have released an untethered jailbreak for smartphones and tablets running iOS 6.1.3 - 6.1.5 - p0sixspwn. At first it was available only for Mac users, however, things have changed. Yes, you’ve got that right, p0sixspwn (version 1.0.4) for Windows is finally out.
Apple’s long-anticipated iWatch has encountered some manufacturing difficulties, DigiTimes reports. These difficulties may influence the release date of the new gadget, that is purportedly set for the second half of 2014. Well, whether to believe this website or not is still a question since it is famous for being a source of very controversial rumors.
As you probably know, not long ago evad3rs released their untethered jailbreak for iOS 7. Right after the release, many iPad 2 owners began to complain that their tablets won’t boot properly. Good news - the hackers came up with a fix for the problem; it is called Evasi0n 1.0.2 and it’s a beta that is said to be very helpful for all those who have problems with second-gen iPads (Wi-Fi models in particular).
Saurik has recently released Cydia Substrate 0.9.5000 compatible with iOS 7 and the 64-bit processor, which is currently used in Apple’s iPhone 5s, iPad Air and second-generation iPad mini.
It’s Sunday now, the week nearly came to an end, so I guess it’s time to take a brief look at the most popular stories of the past seven days.
There were many events, but I don’t think it would be very smart of me to retell all of them in this short post. Instead of doing this, I’ve picked 10 most popular stories in case you haven’t yet read them and put these bits together for you to take a look. Enjoy!