So here’s something we haven’t heard in a while: good news on the jailbreak front. Pod2g and planetbeing have found two new vulnerabilities for future iOS 6 jailbreak. Unfortunately the initial code execution for a public jailbreak release is still missing.
Made some nice progress today with @pod2g. I think I'll try to reward myself with a nap.
pod2g: @planetbeing oh yeah! 2 new vulnerabilities in a day, chance was with us. But we still miss that initial code execution for a public jb :/
It's great that progress is being made. Hopefully, the two find that last piece of the puzzle and are able to release their jailbreak to rest of us.
Apple and Amazon have been battling over the trademark for about two years, with Apple claiming the use of the "Appstore" name by Amazon to describe its online store for Android apps causes confusion amongst consumers and infringes upon App Store name.
According to an article from Chinese site Tencent (via BrightWire), last week during his visit to China Tim Cook discussed company's plans to create a research and development center in Beijing. The report said:
According to The Next Web, Schiller admitted that Apple is not developing a cheaper iPhone to take a greater share of the market. Reportedly, he said that iPhone 5 is the best iPhone and Apple is not concerned with the unit share of the smartphone market. Schiller said in the interview:
Yesterday Apple announced on its Developer Portal that appscreenshots will be locked in iTunes Connect after the app has been approved.
“Beginning January 9, app screenshots will be locked in iTunes Connect once your app has been approved. New screenshots may be uploaded when you submit a binary for an update to an existing app or a new app”.
According to a report from DigiTimes, Apple is going to launch a low-cost iPhone in the second half of 2013, targeting China and other emerging markets with a larger display and new design. The report said:
In Paris, the Apple StoreOpera was robbed on New Year’s Eve by four masked gunmen, according to DailyMail. The robbers made off with iPads and iPhones with total value of more than 1 million euros. An official at Unsa police union Christophe Crepin told Le Parisien newspaper:
DigiTimes reports that Apple has informed Taiwan-based suppliers that MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines will see updates in June 2013. DigiTimes' sources also said that Apple will not make any major external design changes to MacBook Airs, but will use a "new processor platform" in the line.
Pebble e-paper watch (right) and Sony SmartWatch (left)
According to Chinese site TGBus (via Techcrunch), Intel and Apple are working together on a smart watch featuring Bluetooth technology. The reportnotes that the watch will have a 1.5-inch OLED display produced by RiTdisplay and will be released in the first half of 2013.
According to a report from DigiTimes, Apple plans to move production of the Mac mini (not the Mac Pro as previously speculated) to the U.S. The report said:
“Apple is reportedly set to move its Mac mini production lines back to the US with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to be responsible of handling establishment, according to sources from the upstream supply chain”.
“The sources said Apple is in further discussions with Sharp over IGZO panel production capacity estimates for 2013 and is also inquiring about whether AU Optronics' (AUO) L5C line could be used to produce the technology”.
DutchNews.nl notices in articles of the Dutch mass-media that Steve Jobs's yacht "Venus" started couple of months back, has been confiscated by the authorities because of dispute over a payment for the design executed by well-known French designer Philippe Starck.
In late November, research company Kantar Worldpanel reported that strong debut of the iPhone 5 allowed Apple to retake the lead in the U.S. sales from Android. Over the August-October timeframe, Apple's share of the market was assessed at 48.1% compared to Android's share of 46.7%.
At the time, the company predicted that IOS share would continue to increase and Apple would hit a record high for market share on the strength of iPhone 5 sales over the following two 12-week periods.