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Video shows purported next-gen iPhone 5 'uni-body' backplate in detail



ETrade Supply, wireless parts company, posted a video comparison of the next-generation iPhone 5 back cover and the iPhone 4S one. Noteworthy, the back shell of the forthcoming iPhone is identical to a part seen in previously leaked photos.


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'Greatly enhanced' iOS Maps, upgraded Camera & Photos apps expected at WWDC



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At this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) Apple is likely to present new software features in iOS and OS X, and refresh its Mac line up.

Analyst Shaw Wu said on Friday that a new Maps application in iOS to be unveiled at WWDC later this month will be a "greatly enhanced" version with 3D capability. The app was internally developed by Apple and allows the company to move away from Google.


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Facebook reportedly hiring former Apple iPhone engineers for phone project



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The New York Times claims that Facebook is drawing upon former Apple engineers and has hired "more than half a dozen former Apple software and hardware engineers who worked on the iPhone" to develop its own phone. The New York Times’ report also said that Facebook is interested in buying a smartphone company. It raised $16 billion during its recent IPO, enough to purchase either Research in Motion or HTC.

One tipster suggested that the current effort is the company's third attempt to build a smartphone. People who reportedly worked on the first attempt told the Times that the project fell apart because it proved to be more difficult than expected. As a result, Facebook is believed to have realized that it needs industry-experienced veterans to develop hardware, specifically Apple alumni.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012. 16:34

Pod2g untethered jailbreak will not working on iPhone 3GS and iPod 3G



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Sadly pod2g has discovered that his untether does not work on the iPod 3G or iPhone 3GS, according to a recent tweet by the hacker.

Sad news. Just tested the untether on an iPod 3G. The kernel vulnerability don't happen on this one. I think iPhone 3Gs is out too.

the iOS version don't really matter. It's about the hardware.


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Retina Displays Also Coming to Next-Generation iMac



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Joanna Stern from ABC News claims that not only the MacBook Pro family but also the iMac line is set to gain ultra high-resolution "Retina" displays.

The laptop will see the introduction of the “Mac Retina Display,” which is said to have a very high resolution. ABC News has similarly heard from its own sources that both the next MacBook Pro and the iMac would be getting very, very high-resolution displays. Apple refreshed its new iPad with a Retina Display in March.

It seems natural that Apple wants to move all its displays to the retina standard. But, it’s unclear, how Apple will implement the increased resolution given that most Macs already approach Retina resolution at typical viewing distances.


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Australian Parliament Asked Apple To Justify Increased Prices For Australians



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Apple and some other companies will soon have to explain to the Australian Parliament why content from iTunes is more expensive for Australian consumers that for consumers in U.S. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the Minister for Communications Stephen Conroy has approved a parliamentary inquiry that will be held sometimes this year.


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Written by maxim

Monday, April 30th, 2012. 22:55

Apple Working On Local Backup System For iOS Devices In Genius Bar



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Sources indicate that Apple is planning to add new hardware solution to its Apple Store Genius Bar that would allow its employees to quickly back up data on the devices requiring replacement and pull back that data on the replacement devices. Users are always advised to back up data before bringing them for replacement to a Genius Bar, and those who fail to do it can lose valuable data.


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Thursday, April 19th, 2012. 12:52

Apple Testing A5X Variant in Next-Generation iPhone Prototype



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Apple is reportedly testing a prototype of next-generation iPhone hidden under the iPhone 4 casing. The next iPhone is said to not include the iPhone 4/4s form factor, and Apple is testing the prototype in older casing in order to throw off leaks. The prototype iPhone is used to test a variation of A5X processor in an iPhone. The A5X system-on-a-chip in the iPad 3 was specifically designed to run the new Retina Display, so that adding this chip in the next iPhone wouldn’t make much sense.


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Apple to release new iMacs with Core i5, i7 CPUs in June or July



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New rumors claim that the updated versions of Apple’s iMacs will be launched in the June or July timeframe. The June-July timeframe for new iMacs is plausible, as Intel is expected to launch its new Ivy Bridge line of processors at the end of this month.

The updated iMacs will be powered by Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, How To Arena reported on Wednesday, citing a "reliable tipster" from the Chinese supply chain. The new desktops will reportedly be powered by Intel's 22-nanometer Ivy Bridge processors.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012. 23:41

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 4 Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.3 (Windows) [iOS 5.1]



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UPDATE: Apple released iOS 5.1.1 and has stopped signing iOS 5.1, so you can NOT restore to 5.1 any more (both original and custom), unless you have saved your SHSH keys for 5.0.1. If you are on 5.1 you can jailbreak with redsn0w. iOS is also tethered jailbreakable with redsn0w.

Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, tether jailbreak and unlock iOS 5.1 running on iPhone 4. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.3 for Windows.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run iBooty.

Sn0wBreeze will also preserve baseband version if you need carrier unlock.


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Analyst Speculation Points to 2013 for Launch of Apple Television Set



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Hong Kong-based research firm CLSA suggests that Apple's much-rumored television set is likely to debut in 2013 rather than the late 2012. CLSA also claims that Foxconn's investment in Sharp is likely to speed up development and launch of an Apple television.

We continue to view Apple TV hardware as a 2013 event.

The timing of Hon Hai/Foxconn's equity stake and partnership with Sharp along with Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou's separate 46.5% investment in Sharp's Sakai City plant lends further credibility that Apple TV is in the works. This also follows reports that Apple is investing ~$1.3bn in equipment destined for Sharp facilities.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, March 30th, 2012. 16:31

RIM hiring iOS developers



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Research in Motion has recently posted a job listing on its website that reveals that the BlackBerry maker is looking to hire developers for an undisclosed iOS enterprise app to be distributed through Apple's App Store. A RIM spokesperson confirmed the rumours. As he said, “the company is indeed developing an iPhone app as part of its BlackBerry Mobile Fusion project.”

Along with the usual coding and communication skills, requirements called for a candidate well-versed in creating apps for both the iPhone and the iPad.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, March 23rd, 2012. 16:12

iTunes 1080p Content Is Close To Quality Of Blu-ray Format



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Color and detail handling Blu-ray (right) and iTunes 1080p (left)

Last week Ars Technica reported on the compression technology being utilized by Apple with the new 1080p video content available on the iTunes Store. This technology has allowed the company to increase file sizes by 15-25% in comparison to 720p while more than doubling the number of pixels. Now Ars Technica published a new analysis comparing relative quality of 1080p iTunes content with Blu-ray format.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012. 23:09

Apple reportedly recruiting workers for Israeli R&D center



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Hebrew-language newspaper Calcalist now reports that Apple and Anobit, which was acquired by Apple late last year, are actively recruiting workers for the company's research operations in Israel. That goes against the rumors claiming that the downsizing was said to be part of the acquisition, as some of Anobit's employees were no longer needed at the company.

According to the report, Anobit has changed its name to HDC (R&D center in Herzliya). The company's former president, Airel Maislos, is believed to be the new senior executive at Apple's development center.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012. 16:58