News tagged ‘Unlock & Jailbreak’
The company from Cupertino was granted a patent No. 8,600,120 for "Personal computing device control using face detection and recognition" on Tuesday. In other words, it’s a technology that allows your iPhone or iPad to recognize you among other people. Such a system can possibly take mobile security to the next level.
Apple suppliers have finally produced enough iPhone 5s units to catch up with the demand, latest survey claims. Well, almost - currently about 90% of the flagship models are available for purchase at the company’s retail stores. And it’s a very substantial increase, I must admit. iPhone 5s supply grew from 31% on November 11th to what we have now.
Apple on Friday started offering unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 5s units with shipping estimates of 1-2 weeks. For you to compare - those who decide to purchase the device on contract have to wait for about 3-5 weeks. As to the prices, they’re just the same for both SIM-free and locked smartphones. The iPhone 5s with 16GB of memory on board is available for $649; for the model with 32GB and 64GB of memory one will have to pay extra $100 or $200 respectively.
According to secret documents leaked by WikiLeaks not long ago, the White House has been in talks with other countries to make phone unlocking illegal by international law. And it is rather strange since in public the US government supports those who struggle for the legalization of unlocking.
Tom Wheeler, the new FCC Chairman, has recently asked CTIA (The Wireless Association) to make phone unlocking legal as soon as possible - before the December holidays. In the letter he has sent to CTIA he says that if this request is not fulfilled in time, FCC will regulate the unlocking process itself.
Good news for those who hasn’t yet purchased the iPhone 5s - Apple's online store now displays shipping times of two to three weeks. With more than 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c units sold during the launch weekend, the company from Cupertino had to push the shipping dates to “October”. And now, at last, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models are said to become available within only two weeks.
iOS 7.0.2 was released to resolve a lock screen bug and it coped with its task. However, a new problem has been discovered that needs to be patched.
The U.S. government has recently filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). According to The Washington Post, this documents suggests that all the American wireless carriers should unlock all the devices they sell.
There are five different styles available for purchase: Swarovski Style Bezel Top and Bottom Logo Elite, Swarovski Style Bezel and Logo Elite, Swarovski Style Bezel Elite, Elite, and Edition.
This is a new image of iPhone 5S, recently presented by Apple. It boasts Swarovski crystals on its sides, top, bottoms and logo embellished in either 24 CT. Gold, Rose Gold or Platinum. The iPhone 5S is SIM free and factory unlocked, so it is compatible with any network around the world.
There’s one new game on the App Store that has drawn my attention recently. It’s a kind of game you can play wherever you are - at home, during the lunch break at school or at the university and so on. It is called Giant Boulder of Death and it is very addictive.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has provided us with some more details on a new fingerprint scanner embedded to the iPhone 5S. As it was stated on the media event last Tuesday, your fingerprints won’t be stored by the company from Cupertino or shared with third parties. What Apple says is that the data will be encrypted and secured inside of the iPhone’s new A7 processor.
iPhone 5C is a bit cheaper:
Spotify app for iOS was updated with a bunch of new features, namely, a new way to browse music, new languages (Thai, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, Malay and Greek) and bug fixes. As usual, you may either listen to music for free or upgrade to Spotify Premium and get unlimited access to the Spotify library. The premium account also gives you the opportunity to sync your favorite playlists to your iPhone - to have all the music you like close at hand.
According to Munster, the iPhone 5C will not boast Siri and it will replace iPhone 4S and will be selling for $300 off contract.
In terms of the phone itself, we expect the cheaper phone to have a plastic casing, 4" display, and lower end internal specs (processor, camera, memory, etc.) than the 5S/5 line up. Additionally, we believe that Apple may exclude some software features, such as Siri, which we note was not an option on the iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 upon launch.