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Recently Apple released the iOS 4.3.1. The iOS 4.3.1 is available for the GSM iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, and the third- and fourth-generation iPod touch. The update doesn’t available for the CDMA iPhone for Verizon. The build has number 8G4 and contains the following improvements and bugs fixes:
- Fixes an occasional graphics glitch on iPod touch (4th generation);
- Resolves bugs related to activating and connecting to some cellular networks;
- Fixes image flicker when using Apple Digital AV Adapter with some TVs;
- Resolves an issue authenticating with some enterprise web services.
You can download iOS 4.3.1 here.
The Apple’s new MobileMe, set for April, will have a new music component, dubbed “locker”. There are not enough details, but the new service is called as your digital life stored in the cloud. The locker service will reportedly costs around $20 per a year.
Apple made a licensing deal with Warner Music Group and uses it to secure agreements with other labels. Moreover, almost everybody knows that Apple is working on a cloud-based iTunes music streaming service to provide permanent backup of downloaded songs.
The service also would allow downloads to iPad, iPod and iPhone devices linked to the same iTunes account. The move would be a step closer to universal access to content centrally stored on the Internet.
That information suggests that Apple will introduce a rumored music streaming service. We’ll see. April is soon!
Here is the list if fixes:
|TV compatibility||Addresses issues that may cause the screen to flicker or display incorrect color on some older TVs.|
|Wake from sleep||Addresses an issue where Apple TV may not wake up from sleep.|
|Audio||Addresses an issue where audio may not be heard on some TV models after switching from another input.|
|Stability and performance||Apple TV Software Update 4.2.1 includes stability and performance fixes for Apple TV.|
You can download new firmware
- Baseband updates for the 3GS and iPad (original)
- Fixed memory hang that results in memory corruption when reading large files from USIM filesystem
- Fixed problem with NTLM authentication in apps and on websites
- Fixed issue with the Springboard and 3rd party apps not recognizing the gyroscope on the iPad 2
- Fixed iPad 2 jailbreak vulnerability
This is not the final changelog, but still quite interesting. No information on whether or not it will be available for Verizon iPhone 4.
The new iOS 4.3.1 firmware is expected to be released in 1-2 weeks.
U.S. Air Force Combat Controller Ron Walker accidentally dropped his iPhone 4 out of a plane when he was working as a Jump Master. The plane was traveling at roughly 150 mph when he stuck his body out of the plane door to look for landmarks. At that point, one of his pockets opened and his iPhone 4 dropped. Ron thought that would have to buy a new phone. Later he shared the story with his friend who advised him to use Find My iPhone app. In a minute the phone was found two miles away in a wooded area between a two-lane highway and a lake. Within an hour, Ron with hope to back up his data for transfer to a replacement unit, found his device near a tree. How he was surprised then understood that the phone was in complete working order. His iPhone 4 survived a 1,000 foot drop from an airplane without a scratch on it!
A rumors saying that Apple might kill and discontinue the iPod Classic first appeared last September when the company introduced the new iPod models for every line except the iPod Classic. Moreover, the device wasn’t updated since September 2009. But late January Toshiba introduced the new hard drives with the form factor used by the iPod classic, giving the possibility of new life for the iPod classic.
With the new interest in the iPod classic one of MacRumors readers emailed Apple CEO Steve Jobs, asking him about the fate of the iPod Classic. Jobs responded him that the company was not going to discontinue the device. Though Apple’s plans may change!
Apple has released the latest update to the Snow Leopard operating system, Mac OS X 10.6.7. The 10.6.7 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that:
- Improve the reliability of Back to My Mac;
- Resolve an issue when transferring files to certain SMB servers;
- Resolved an issue with mid-2010 MacBook Air kernel panics, AirPort driver issues;
- Improved brightness on external displays;
- Resolved a DVD player playback issue only seen on 64-bit Macs;
- Resolved the issue that could cause users accounts to disappear after the system went to sleep.
According to Bloomberg, Apple has sued Amazon over the use of the name “App Store”. Apple, in a complaint filed March 18, accused Amazon.com of trademark infringement and unfair competition and asks for a court order to prevent the company from using the “App Store” name. Amazon is planning to launch its own “Amazon Appstore” for Android devices, a marketplace to distribute and download apps. Apple claims to have contacted Amazon three times demanding that they change their name, but Amazon has yet to provide a "substantive response".
“Amazon has begun improperly using Apple's App Store mark in connection with Amazon's mobile software developer program," Apple said in the complaint. “We’ve asked Amazon not to copy the App Store name because it will confuse and mislead customers.”
Gevey has released a SIM Interposer which can unlock the iPhone up to iOS 4.3 by force activating the baseband using the emergency dialer.
SIM Interposer works by adding a EEPROM chip to your SIM card just like a TurboSIM. The unlock uses the ability to call 112, a number that can be called from any GSM phone.
To unlock you need to insert chip with your sim card, dial 112, once it connects hang up, toggle Airport mode on and off - that's it, you unlocked your iPhone 4. We do not know yet if this is completely legal solution, so you might want to wait for DevTeam software unlock.
And here are two videos, proving it is real:
Hackers released Sn0wBreeze 2.3 beta 4 utility, which is able to jailbreak the latest iOS 4.3. This jailbreak is tethered for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS new bootrom, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G. Tethered means that every reboot you will have to connect device to a computer and boot it using special utility (iBooty). Sn0wBreeze 2.3 beta 4 provides untethered jailbreak for iPhone 3GS old bootrom.
Sn0wbreeze also preserves your baseband, which is very useful for unlockers. Using Sn0wbreeze you can update firmware iOS 4.3, while preserve old unlockable baseband. It also works with iPhone 3GS with 06.15 baseband.
You can download Sn0wBreeze 2.3 beta 4 for Windows here.
iPad 2 microphones: 3G (top) vs. Wi-Fi (bottom)
iLounge found out that the microphones on Wi-Fi and 3G models of iPad 2 have differences in quality of sound. The best sound quality was demonstrated by the Wi-Fi model. It might be caused by the fact that the mic on the Wi-Fi model is on an aluminum surface while on 3G is on the black plastic. The differences are most noticeable when the iPad is held facing the user, for example, when using FaceTime or other video applications.
Perhaps due to this change in materials, the Wi-Fi model offers markedly cleaner audio than that of the 3G, which sounds slightly muffled and echo-prone as a result. Curiously, we found the GSM 3G model's audio to be slightly preferable to that of the CDMA model, which seemed to suffer the issues more severely.
In the previous model of iPad the microphone located next to the headphone jack on the top edge but in iPad 2 Apple decided to place it in the center. Though, it seems that such change does Apple more harm than good.
Apple published three new iPhone commercials that introduce an interesting new formula. Old ads used "There’s an app for that" catchphrase, the new commercials take the opposite angle. They start with a simple line "If you don’t have an iPhone," then launch into a quick overview of key iPhone features, with the voiceover explaining the stuff you’re unable to do unless.
In the end we hear the tagline, "Yup, if you don’t have an iPhone, well, you don’t have an iPhone.".
This time the second iPad’s A5 processor has became an object of teardown, revealing that the chip is indeed being manufactured by Samsung. Some recent rumors claimed that Apple is shifting production from Samsung to TSMC. Apple is said to be interested in switching from Samsung because the company competes with both the iPhone and the iPad with its own devices - the Galaxy S smartphone and the Galaxy Tab tablet, respectively.
In an interview with The Sunday Times Magazine Bon Jovi said that he hates iTunes and thinks that Steve Jobs is responsible for killing the music business. Actually, according to Bon Jovi the man just took away the magic of buying physical records and firing up your walkman.
Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding the jacket, closing their eyes and getting lost in an album; and the beauty of taking your allowance money and making a decision based on the jacket, not knowing what the record sounded like, and looking at a couple of still pictures and imagining it. God, it was a magical, magical time. I hate to sound like an old man now, but I am, and you mark my words, in a generation from now people are going to say: ‘What happened?’. Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business.
Well-know teardown firm iFixit has recently teardown the Apple’s Smart Cover case for the new iPad 2. The highly publicized case consists of plenty magnets that keep it aligned on the surface of the iPad and turn off and on the device.
There are a total of THIRTY ONE magnets within the iPad 2 and Smart Cover: 10 magnets in the iPad 2, and a whopping 21 magnets inside the Smart Cover. They're the reason why the cover works so well with the iPad 2.