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MuscleNerd: iPhone 4 jailbreak+unlock not today





MuscleNerd, hacker from DevTeam, commented via twitter on recent rumors that universal jailbreak (all iPhones and all firmwares, including iPhone 4 and iOS 4.0.1) will be released today. The basic answer is no, there will be no jailbreak today.

Not to make it a daily thing, but since somehow people thought it would be today: the new JB+unlock won't be out today

(there are issues with important apps like Facetime that need to be figured out...no sense releasing a half-broken JB)




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Next-gen iPad Will Have Smaller OLED-Screen



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Today Taiwanese newspaper DigiTimes released another article which reveals that the producing of next-gen iPad will be started in the last quarter of 2010. New tablet will have 7-inch and 5.6-inch OLED displays supplied by Compal Electronics. Both of these small (compared to the current 9.7-inch model) devices will "target the e-book reader market, separating them from the 9.7-inch model, which mainly targets multimedia entertainment".

Choosing the OLED panels is explained by the assumption that its costs will be dropped soon, as LG display and Samsung Electronics are currently devoting resources into its development.

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Written by SimplyMax

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010. 17:10

New rumors on next-gen iPod touch



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John Lewis from Electricpig.co.uk received new rumors from his suppliers about next-gen iPod touch. Here is a list of innovations that will be likely added to the new device:

  • FaceTime support;
  • 5-megapixel camera;
  • front-facing camera;
  • LED flash;
  • Ability to capture video in HD;
  • support for iOS4;
  • gyroscope (to be precisely, he said the device "will also offer the same movement sensors as the iPhone 4").

As we see, new iPod touch will be pretty much the same as the new iPhone (but without phone functions, of course). The new device will be probably presented on the next Apple's music event in September.




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512MB RAM update for iPhone 4



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Since the first iPhone was launched, Apple has been making efforts to hide from the customers some of the actual technical specs of the device. The company has never advertised, let alone published the amount of RAM or the processor speed of the iPhone. Supposedly, the company doesn’t want to distract the customers with these technical details and just tries to focus on the actual functionality of the device.

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Hulu Comes to iPad



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New report published by Reuters reveals that Hulu is finally coming to the iPad and a bunch of other non-PC devices.

Unfortunately, there is little information other than that, but previous rumors indicated that the service will be subscription-based for those who want to have an access to a library of older content, and a library of newer episodes and randoms will be free.

It is likely that Hulu for the Xbox 360 console will be presented at next week's E3 gaming expo.

As you remember Hulu is a service that offers commercial-supported streaming video of movies and TV shows for users in the U.S.




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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, June 10th, 2010. 16:53

WWDC 2010 Rumors Roundup Video



The WWDC ‘10 keynote and the next iPhone are just a couple of hours away now. Here is a nice video with the most popular rumors surrounding this Monday’s event.

via AppAdvice




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Monday, June 7th, 2010. 16:47

New iPhone 4 mock-ups



Just in case you haven’t already had enough of mock-ups, rumors and speculations around future Apple iPhone here comes the latest series of fake mock-up photos of what could be (but isn’t) the new iPhone 4G (iPhone HD):

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Thursday, June 3rd, 2010. 20:05

Digitimes: iPhone Has a Backup, OLED Screen Is Not For Reading



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Yesterday Digitimes posted an interesting interview with its own senior analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who disproved many rumors about upcoming iPhone.

He told that Apple once considered using OLED display in iPhone 3GS, but it was found to be unsuitable for displaying text, and now this is a key direction in which Apple is improving its iPhone since the company promotes iBookstore for it. Moreover, in February scientists unveiled that Apple iPhone 3GS' LCD display is much better than the OLED screen in Google Nexus One, because the latter doesn't reproduce colors accurately and has lots of artifacts.

Ming-Chi Kuo also revealed that the work on iPhone 4G was started at the end of 2008. Its codename is N90, and not many people knew about this, but Gizmodo found exactly the N90 prototype. There is another iPhone with codename N91 that is a lesser upgrade that must be used «in case there are major delays [of components] due to significant modifications.

With regard to the iPhone 4G's processor Ming-Chi Kuo told:

"Since the launch schedule of the Cortex A9 processor is estimated for year's end and iPhone 4.0 is not ready to fully utilize a multi-core processor, the A4 is the most likely candidate".

This is not the first words of Ming-Chi Kuo about iPhone 4G, previously we posted another information revealed by him, you can read it here.




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iPhone 4 will be avaliable in two colors - black or white



Taiwanese site Apple.pro published several photos of the next-generation iPhone front panel. Surprising absolutely no one at all, Apple seems to offer the next iPhone in black and white configurations.

Here is a photo of the front panel from the other side:


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All iPhone HD features summarized in one image



After several weeks of rumors concerning the future iPhone 4G (iPhone HD), it's internal components, memory and all the features, the guys from AppAdvice decided to create an image that sums up everything we know so far.

The iPhone is called iPhone HD and the specs are placed on a page similar to the Apple site.

iPhone HD will have a display with higher resolution of 960×640 pixels, 5 MP camera, flash, autofocus, video recording at 720p, iChat with a 2 MP front camera, 256 or 512 MB of RAM, better connectivity and more battery life.




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5MP camera in iPhone 4G will be from LG Innotek



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According to the report revealed by Chosun resource 5MP camera sensors for iPhone 4G will be supplied by LG Innotek.

"The electronics component maker began producing the sophisticated cameras at its plant in Gumi this month and will mass produce them starting in the second half of this year."

So the rumors about OmniVision going to supply cameras for a new generation of iPhones that appeared in December 2009 are incorrect.

iPhone 4G is expected to have not only 5.0-megapixels capera, but also a camera flash (probably based on Philips' LUXEON LED techonogy). The functions for flash are already implemented in iPhone OS 4.0.




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Apple Acquired Another Chip Maker Intrinsity



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Yesterday Apple closed a deal of acquiring Intrisity, a small company in Austin, Texas, that specializes on mobile computer chips producing.

This is a second time for the last two years when Apple buys a small chip company to have the facilities for making fast and power efficient processors. In 2008 Apple purchased P.A. Semi for $278 million, but with the lapse of time many chip maker employees had left company because of inadequate compensation (by the way, some of them are now in Agnilux, another company that was recently acquired by Google).

Well-known chip analyst Tom R. Halfhill has information from his sources that Apple paid $121 million for Intrinsity, but company’s representative Steve Dowling didn't comment on this information.

Such a deal isn't expensive for Apple at all, thinks Tom Halfhill:

“The purchase price is like pocket change to Apple, and they get a lot of benefit”.

It is widely speculated that iPad's A4 chip is based on Intrinsity technology that improved its processing power from 650 MHz to 1 GHz without increasing the battery consumption. With acquiring this chip making company Apple will be able to increase that 350 MHz by itself. Moreover, the company seems to be looking forward for creating its own version of ARM chip. Some other companies like Qualcomm, Marvell and Nvidia had the same experience and spent millions of dollars to gain a satisfactory result.

It is interesting that rumors about this deal started when some people saw that a significant number of Intrinsity employees changed their employer section to Apple in LinkedIn.

Also Apple's desire to create its own mobile chip contradicts to its strategy of purchasing Intel chips for computers.




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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010. 19:17

Apple Wants to Acquire ARM Holdings?



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This Wednesday London Evening Standard posted an article about supposed acquisition of ARM Holdings by Apple. According to the source:

"Apple is ARM's biggest customer and speculation is that the iPad maker wants to take chip design in house."

With a reference to an unknown trader it is claimed that with such a deal Apple could stop ARM from delivering its technology to everyone else's devices. That looks convenient. But we were not sure if it is a rumor or not, so we waited for a while for further information.


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Saturday, April 24th, 2010. 21:07

First video clips with the next iPhone 4G



Here are the first video clips  with prototype of the future iPhone 4G. We still have no proof it is real, so we post as rumors.

The video is interesting, so let's watch:


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AT&T Prohibited Taking Vacations In June



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Multiple sources from AT&T told Boy Genius Report resource that their company has prohibited taking vacation in June for all of its employees. It is obvious that such an order indicates the launch of iPhone will be in June.

"Same story as last year and the year before, but we've confirmed with multiple AT&T sources that the carrier has now put a block on employees taking vacations in June. The only time AT&T does a straight block like this is for iPhone launches."

Last years Apple showed new versions of iPhone at Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Few weeks later the device was selling in the U.S. This time the date for WWDC has still to be announced, but a number of rumors and hints points that event will be in late June, so we may expect a short interval of time between device introduction and its shipping date.




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Monday, April 19th, 2010. 17:41