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Apple Launched iPhone 4S in 22 New Countries





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Apple's online store in Sweden

Yesterday Apple launched the iPhone 4S in 22 additional countries, starting the second wave of launches for the new iPhone model. Last week the company began to take pre-orders ahead of the release planned for Austria, Ireland, Spain, Slovenia, Slovakia, Singapore, Norway, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Denmark, Belgium, Mexico, Luxembourg, Latvia, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Hungary, Estonia and Finland.


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Cheaper iPhone in 2012 could triple Apple's booming sales in China



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According to a research note released by the investment bank Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, a lower-priced iPhone could generate a nearly three-fold increase in demand for Apple in China. The bank conducted research among Chinese customers who hesitate to but the iPhone. 85 percent of them called price as a key factor that prevents them from buying Apple’s smartphones. The right price point could increase demand for iPhone in three times in China.

The maximum price that Chinese customers are ready to pay is $425. But those who said that they were not going to buy an iPhone could afford to pay $344. Nearly 80% of those who took part in the research marked Apple as the leading brand in China. But in last quarter company's share of mobile phone purchases in the region fell from 12% to 7%.

In the third quarter of 2011, China area became the company's second largest market, behind only the U.S. China is "the fastest growing region by far."  China sales of iPhone were $4.5 billion in the September quarter, 16 percent of Apple’s total revenue, comparing with $3.8 billion Apple earned in the June quarter. Meanwhile, one analyst believes that the mobile market in China poses as much as a $70 billion opportunity for Apple.




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Jailbreak & Unlock tutorials and FAQ



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UPDATE: Apple released new iOS versions and has stopped signing all other firmwares, including iOS 6.1.2 and iOS 5.1.1. This means you can NOT restore to 6.1.2/5.1.1/4.3.3 and others any more (both original and custom), unless you have saved your SHSH keys for it.

If you have decided to perform an untethered jailbreak and unlock, you need to get the following information:

  1. What type of device do you have (iPhone 3G/3GS/4, iPod Touch 3G/4G, iPad 1/2, Apple TV)?
  2. Do you need unlock (if your iPhone locked to one carrier and you want to use it with another)?
    The answer is NO, if the device is not iPhone, if it was purchased as factory unlocked and can be used with any cellular carrier (f.e. in Canada, France, etc).
    If the answer is YES, you need to find out your modem version (Setting-General-About-Modem).
  3. What firmware version do you have? Take a look at Setting-General-About-Version. For example it could be iOS 4.3.3.
  4. What operating system do you use on your desktop (Windows, Mac OS)?

How to perform jailbreak, when you do NOT need an unlock

For iPhone 3G the latest is iOS 4.2.1. You can perform jailbreak with any utility. For iOS 4.2.1 you can also use them or GreenPois0n (Windows, Mac OS).

iPad 2 jailbreak is available for iOS 4.3.3 via JailbreakMe and iOS 5.0.1 / iOS 5.1.1 via Absinthe, iOS 6.0-6.1.2 and iOS 7.0-7.0.4 via Evasi0n, iOS 7.1-8.1 via Pangu, iOS 8.1.1-8.4 via TaiG, untethered iOS 9.0-9.0.2 via Pangu9.

iPad 3 jailbreak is available for iOS iOS 5.1.1 via Absinthe, iOS 6.0-6.1.2 and iOS 7.0-7.0.4 via Evasi0n, iOS 7.1-8.1 via Pangu, iOS 8.1.1-8.4 via TaiG, untethered iOS 9.0-9.0.2 via Pangu9.

iPhone 4S jailbreak is available for iOS 5.0 / iOS 5.0.1 / iOS 5.1.1 via Absinthe, iOS 6.0-6.1.2 and iOS 7.0-7.0.4 via Evasi0n, iOS 7.1-8.1 via Pangu, iOS 8.1.1-8.4 via TaiG, untethered iOS 9.0-9.0.2 via Pangu9.

iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad jailbreak is untethered for iOS 5.1.1 and iOS 6.0-6.1.4.

iPhone 5/5C/5S/6/6plus, iPad 4, iPod Touch 5G jailbreak is untethered for iOS 6.0-6.1.2 and iOS 7.0-7.0.4 via Evasi0n, untethered for iOS 7.1-8.1 via Pangu, iOS 8.1.1-8.4 via TaiG, untethered iOS 9.0-9.0.2 via Pangu9.

iPhone 6S / 6S+ / 6 / 6+ jailbreak is untethered for iOS 8.1.1-8.4 via TaiG, untethered iOS 9.0-9.0.2 via Pangu9.

iPad Mini / Mini 2 / Mini 3 / Mini 4 / Air / Air 2 jailbreak is untethered for iOS 7.0-7.0.4 via Evasi0n, untethered for iOS 7.1-8.1 via Pangu, iOS 8.1.1-8.4 via TaiG, untethered iOS 9.0-9.0.2 via Pangu9.

iOS 4.3.3

Apple stopped signing iOS 4.3.3, so you cannot update to iOS 4.3.3 without SHSH keys saved (in advance some time ago). If you have iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G or iPod Touch 4G that run iOS 4.3.3 - use JailbreakMe or RedSn0w to untether jailbreak your device.

If you have saved SHSH keys for iOS 4.3.3 you can use PwnageTool (Mac OS) or Sn0wBreeze (Windows).

iOS 4.3.4/4.3.5

For iOS 4.3.4/4.3.5 only tethered jailbreak is possible with redsn0w. Tethered means that each time you restart your device you will have to connect it to a computer and run redsn0w. The untethered iOS 4.3.5 jailbreak is possible only for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom. You can detect your bootrom version using this tutorial.

iOS 5

To jailbreak and unlock iOS 5 use latest version of redsn0w 0.9.9 or sn0wbreeze 2.8. You can jailbreak tethered or semi-tethered.

The untethered iOS 5 jailbreak is possible only for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom. You can detect your bootrom version using this tutorial.

iOS 5.0.1

For iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G/4G an untethered jailbreak is available for iOS 5.0.1. For untethered jailbreak use the latest redsn0w 0.9.10 or Corona - package from Cydia to untether currently installed tethered jailbreak.

Tutorial how to untether installed tethered jailbreak is available here.

For iPhone 4S and iPad 2 use Absenthe.

For tethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak you an use redsn0w 0.9.9 and sn0wbreeze 2.8.

iOS 5.1

For now only tethered jailbreak is available for iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 and iPod Touch 3G/4G for iOS 5.1.

iOS 5.1.1

You can do an untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G and Apple TV2G.

Use Absinthe 2.0.4 or RedSn0w 0.9.12 (for all iPhones, iPods and iPads), Sn0wBreeze 2.9.5 (for all A4 devices) and Seas0npass (for Apple TV 2G).

Tutorial how to untether installed tethered jailbreak is available here.

iOS 6.0-6.1.2

Untethered jailbreak is available for all devices with iOS 6.0 - iOS 6.1.2. It is called Evasi0n.

iOS 6.1.3-6.1.5

Tethered jailbreak is available for old devices (iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4) and Cydia package to make it intethered.

iOS 7.0 - 7.0.4

Untethered jailbreak is available for all devices with iOS 7.x, including iPhone 5S/5C and iPad Air. Utility is called Evasi0n 7.

iOS 7.1 - 7.1.2

Untethered jailbreak is available for all devices with iOS 7.x, including iPhone 5S/5C and iPad Air. Utility is called Pangu.

iOS 8.0 - 8.1

Untethered jailbreak is available for all devices with iOS 8.x, including iPhone 5S / 5C / 6 / 6+ and iPad Air /Air 2 / Mini / Mini 2 / Mini 3. Utility is called Pangu8.

iOS 8.1.1 - 8.4

Untethered jailbreak is available for all devices with iOS 8.0-8.1.2 including iPhone 5S / 5C / 6 / 6+ and iPad Air /Air 2 / Mini / Mini 2 / Mini 3. Utility is called TaiG.

iOS 9.0 - 9.0.2

Untethered jailbreak is available for all devices with iOS 9.0-9.0.2 including iPhone 6S / 6S+ / 6 / 6+ / 5S / 5C / 6 / 6+ and iPad Air /Air 2 / Mini / Mini 2 / Mini 3. Utility is called Pangu9.



You can download all firmwares here.

Tutorials

Here are our step-by-step tutorials that will guide you through the jailbreak process:

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UnTethered jailbreak iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.3:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.1:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 7.1 - iOS 7.1.2:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 7.0 - iOS 7.0.4:

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UnTethered jailbreak iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.3:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.1:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 7.1 - iOS 7.1.2:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 7.0 - iOS 7.0.4:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 6.0 - iOS 6.1.2:

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UnTethered jailbreak iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.3:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.1:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 7.1 - iOS 7.1.2:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 7.0 - iOS 7.0.4:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 6.0 - iOS 6.1.2:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 5.1.1

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 5.0 / iOS 5.0.1:

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UnTethered jailbreak iOS 7.0 - iOS 7.0.4:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 7.0 - iOS 7.0.4:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 6.0 - iOS 6.1.2:

Tethered jailbreak iOS 6.0.1

Tethered jailbreak iOS 6

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 5.1.1

Tethered jailbreak iOS 5.1.1:

Tethered jailbreak iOS 5.1:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 5.0.1:

Semi-Tethered jailbreak iOS 5:

Tethered jailbreak iOS 4.3.5:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 4.3.3:


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Friday, October 28th, 2011. 20:27

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LG and Samsung Still Struggling with 'Retina' iPad 3 Display



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CNET reports that LG Display and Samsung are still struggling for the opportunity to become supplier of displays for the iPad 3 that is rumored to be launched next year. Sources have claimed that Apple is planning a 2048 x 1536 display for the device, double that of the current iPad in each dimension.

But whether manufacturers can make them in volumes that Apple demands is the question. "They have production plans for 2,048x1,536 displays. Starting in November. But those are only plans at this point," said the source, referring to LG and Samsung.

"It's not a question of making just one. That, of course, can be done. The challenge is making lots of them," the source said. "This is a quantum leap in pixel density. This hasn't been done before."

Apple was said to plan the launch of the iPad 3 later this year, but it had to push the release back to 2012. The main problem for the company was display production.

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, October 27th, 2011. 16:31

Sony Courting Aaron Sorkin to Write Screenplay for Steve Jobs Movie



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Earlier this month we reported that Sony Pictures had acquired rights to the recently-released Steve Jobs’ authorized biography by Walter Isaacson. As the company is planning to adapt the story  for the big screen, Sony suggest that the best person for writing screenplay would be Aaron Sorkin, who had successfully transitioned the story of Facebook to film The Social Network. He also gained fame for his work on A Few Good Men, The West Wing, and most recently Moneyball with Brad Pitt.

Sony is moving forward with a Steve Jobs movie based on Isaacson's book. And one of the writers being courted by producers to pen his story, according to a person who was briefed on the project but not authorized to speak about it publicly, is Aaron Sorkin, Hollywood's chronicler-in-chief of the complicated visionary. Sony and a Sorkin representative declined to comment on the writer's potential involvement.

Noteworthy, Jobs tried to hired Sorkin to write a film for Pixar, bur he declined his proposal, giving the following explanation:

The truth is I don’t know how to tell those stories. I have a young kid who loves Pixar movies and she’ll turn cartwheels if I tell her I’m writing one and I don’t want to disappoint her by writing the only bad movie in the history of Pixar.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011. 16:43

Steve Jobs' Biography Poised to Become Amazon's Top-Selling Book for 2011



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Reuters suggests that Steve Jobs’ authorized biography by Walter Isaacson may become the best-selling book of 2011 on Amazon. But it is not surprisingly. Apple’s fans and others show extraordinary interest in the late Apple CEO’s life, especially after his death early this month.

The book is the best-selling book on Amazon.com and is also listed as the top-selling electronic book on the company's Kindle eBook store.

"The way things are trending, it could very likely be our top-selling book of the year," Amazon spokeswoman Brittany Turner said in a statement.

But now the book is ranked #13 on Amazon’s list of best sellers. Noteworthy, some analysts predict that the digital version of Steve Jobs’ biography outsell the print version. It is know that digital sales of best sellers are typically coming at 50-70% of total sales. Though, Amazon prefers do not comment the difference between digital and physical version of the book.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011. 11:57

Apple quietly released a minor update to its MacBook Pro line



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Yesterday Apple quietly released a minor update to its MacBook Pro line. Now upgraded laptops offer better processor, and in some cases graphics and/or storage options at the same price points as the previous models.

13-inch MacBook Pro:

  • Processor options move to 2.4 GHz and 2.8 GHz options.
  • Hard drive options offer increased capacity up tо  500 GB in the low-end configuration and 750 GB in the high-end configuration.

15-inch MacBook Pro:

  • Standard processor options move to 2.2 GHz and 2.4 GHz options. The high-end custom processor option has now a 2.5 GHz speed.
  • For discrete graphics, Apple now offers the AMD Radeon HD 6750M to the low-end configuration with 512 MB of memory and given the high-end configuration a Radeon HD 6770M with 1 GB of memory.
  • Hard drive has been bumped to a 750 GB.

17-inch MacBook Pro:

  • Processor speeds have been bumped to a 2.4 GHz base processor with a 2.5 GHz option.
  • Graphics have been improved to the Radeon HD 6770M, also with 1 GB of memory.
  • Hard drive has been bumped to a 750 GB.



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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011. 12:19

Apple may have made enough iPhone 4S



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9to5mac reports that big lines are clearing and Apple Stores actually have some stock of iPhone 4S left over. The photo above illustrates a store in Naples, Florida. Also the lines are not as big as the iPhone 4 launch. And there are few reasons for that.

First of all, Apple now has more points of sale (AT&T, Verizon and Sprint Stores, BestBuy, Sam’s Club, etc). Plus, users made lot's of online pre-orders, 1 million iPhone 4S were sold in the first 24 hours on 100 carriers (vs. 5 countries last year). Some say Apple will sell 4 million units in the first weekend alone.


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DevTeam releases ultrasn0w unlock for iOS 5



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The iPhone Dev-Team has released an update to their UltraSn0w unlock bringing support for iOS 5. Remember that NO new basebands are supported in this release. It only adds support for iOS 5 with old basebands.

Here is the list of supported basebands:

  • iPhone 4: 01.59.00
  • iPhone 3G/3GS: 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, 06.15.00.

If have one of the above baseband version and need unlock you can upgrade to iOS 5 without updating your baseband using RedSn0w 0.9.9b5 or Sn0wBreeze 2.8b8.

Ultrasn0w 1.2.4 is available in Cydia.


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iOS 5 jailbreak is ready (RedSn0w 0.9.9b5)



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The iPhone Dev-Team has released RedSn0w 0.9.9b5 - an official tethered jailbreak for iOS 5. Users don't have to point to downloaded iOS 5 ipws any more. Just run and jailbreak.

Currently only the Mac version has been made available. Windows version is coming soon. However Windows users can still jailbreak iOS 5 with Redsn0w 0.9.9.b4, - just go to "Extras" -> "Select IPWS" and select your iOS 5 ipsw file (can download here).

Good news for users who need carrier unlock (ultrasn0w or Gevey Sim). With RedSn0w 0.9.9b5 you can update to iOS 5 and preserve the baseband (modem) version for unlock:

The new "Custom IPSW" button on the Extras screen will create a custom IPSW without the baseband update for 4.3.3 or 5.0gm (iPhone3GS and iPhone4 only, for now). Remember not to accidentally restore to the stock IPSW after you create the custom one! The custom one begins with NO_BB_ (for "no baseband").

You must enter "Pwned DFU" mode before trying to use the NO_BB_ IPSW with iTunes (and your hosts file cannot be pointing to Cydia's servers due to the new blob nonce mechanism they're using in iOS5).

We will update our step-by-step tutorials soon.

You can download RedSn0w 0.9.9b5 (Mac) and RedSn0w 0.9.9b4 (Windows) here.

PS: RedSn0w 0.9.9 is a bit different from 0.9.8 version. You can learn more about other new redsn0w 0.9.9 features here.

UPDATE: Windwos users can use sn0wbreeze 2.8b8 to preserve baseband.

UPDATE: redsn0w 0.9.9b6 released, download here

UPDATE:
Here are links to our RedSn0w 0.9.9 iOS 5 jailbreak tutorials:




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iPhone 4S First Impressions Focus on Speed Improvements



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Yesterday during the expected media event Apple announced the new iPhone 4S, an upgrade to the existing iPhone 4 with improved A5 processor, new 8 MP camera with better optics, faster download speed on 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, and more. Media members who attended Apple's iPhone 4S event had the opportunity to spend some time with the new hardware following the presentation, and immediately started posting their first impressions about the iPhone 4S.

Engadget highlights the improved internal specifications of the new iPhone 4S, noting that it is faster than the previous model, with faster navigating between pages and opening the camera application. Engadget was also able to test the new voice assistant, Siri:

The most impressive part was the demo of Siri, the new assistant that lets you do just about anything you can do on your phone — but with your voice. We tried to psych it out with a bunch of random requests... Siri never faltered, never missed a beat… There’s nothing better to say than that. We even sent ourselves a few text messages, which Siri transcribed to a T. Of course, the lady on the other end still sounds eerily robotic, but we’re hoping for smoother responses from the alien within in a future update.

Jim Dalrymple at The Loop covers the differences in antenna design:

The current model has three bands — one on each side on the bottom, and one on the top. The iPhone 4S has four bands — two on the top and two on the bottom. The bands are where Apple houses the antennas for the device. The Wi-Fi, wireless and Bluetooth technologies use these areas. It’s not clear at this point if Apple moved any antennas or what they added the extra band.


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Apple's 'Let's Talk iPhone' Keynote Live Blog!



2:39PM We're off to get hands-on, and we'll be broadcasting again soon. Thanks for joining the fun!

2:38PM Sorry folks, no iPhone 5... yet....

2:38PM Wow, that's it!



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Expected iPhone 4S prices, launch date is October 14th



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9to5mac has got pricing for the iPhone 4S (N94) that Apple is announcing today. According to their source, the price of the unlocked iPhone 4S 64GB will replace the price of the current iPhone 4 32GB. In addition, the price of the new iPhone 4S 32GB will replace the price of the current iPhone 4 16GB.

It’s highly likely that the prices will be as follows (with contract): iPhone 4S 64GB - $299, 32GB - $199, 16GB will drop down to $99 in the United States. The iPhone 4 8GB (N90A) will most likely cost $49, which will replace the current $49 iPhone 3GS price point. As for iPhone 3GS there are rumors that it will be free with contract.


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App Rentals Will Be Available On iTunes?



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According to some facts surfaced a day before Apple’s media event, apart from television shows and movies, you can also rent application for your iPod touch, iPad and iPhone on iTunes.


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Written by maxim

Monday, October 3rd, 2011. 21:38

Gene Munster: ‘Let’s talk iPhone’ Hints At New Voice-controlled Assistant Feature



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Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray’s analyst, attributed additional meaning to the “let’s talk” part of the headline on invitations that were sent out for Apple’s media event on October 4th. He said that it is a clue to the Assistant feature of upcoming iPhone. In a note to investors Munster said:


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011. 16:20