News tagged ‘Wi-Fi’
Industrial designer Don Lehman has analyzed the leaked photos of the rumored iPhone 5 unibody design that should make the device stronger, lighter, and thinner than previous models, using a high-quality, thin metal shell wherever possible on the back of the device.
With the iPhone needing to send and receive Wi-Fi, cellular, GPS, Bluetooth, and perhaps NFC signals, Lehman notes that Apple redesigned the antenna system in order to push the antennas to the top and bottom portions of the stainless steel band wrapping around the device and avoid the "Antennagate" controversy that first took place with the iPhone 4. Lehman notes that even the bosses where screws for other components will attach are machined out of the single rear shell piece, increasing strength while reducing thickness and weight.
Today Apple released the beta 4 of iOS 6 to developers. The next-generation mobile OS is expected to launch “this fall”, probably along with the new iPhone at Apple’s media event on September 12th.
The popular messaging app, WhatsApp, has been made free for a limited time only. Grab it while you can, before it goes to the normal $0.99 price.
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform smartphone messenger currently available for iPhone and other smartphones. The application utilizes push notifications to instantly get messages from friends, colleagues and family. Switch from SMS to exchange messages, pictures, audio notes and video messages with WhatsApp users at no cost. All features are included without the need for extra in-application purchases.
According to 9to5Mac, a Russian hacker has published a relatively simple method that allows users to obtain in-app purchases from many iOS apps for free.
The method, which doesn’t require a jailbreak, involves installation of two certificates on the user’s iOS device and changing DNS entry in wi-fi settings. Then users can perform purchases of in-app content as usual.
Top 5 customer complaints about smartphones: Samsung Galaxy SIII, iPhone 4S, Nokia Lumia 900, HTC Titan II, Galaxy Nexus and Blackberry Curve
FixYa, an online tech support community, released an interesting report regarding the top 5 most commonly reported issues in some of today’s most popular smartphones.
The data comes from more than 25 million users and 650000 experts. And the report covers top handsets like the Samsung Galaxy SIII, iPhone 4s, Nokia Lumia 900, HTC Titan II, Galaxy Nexus and Blackberry Curve. Let's take a look at the results:
As far as the iPhone 4S goes, the top 5 most reported issues are:
- Battery Life – 45%
- Can’t Connect to Wi-Fi – 20%
- Bluetooth Connection – 15%
- Siri Complaints – 10%
- Other – 10%
Apple today announced the new iPad will arrive in China on Friday, July 20th.
The new iPad features a stunning new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video. The new iPad still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life while remaining amazingly thin and light.
Apple recently released new iOS 6 beta 2 for developers. It is available as an OTA update or as a download here. Apple also updated Xcode 4.5 developer preview 2, Apple TV beta 2 as well.
When you download and install iOS 6.0 Beta 2 OTA the Settings icon animates. Take a look:
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In March the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) accused Apple of falsely advertising its LTE-capable iPad in the country, filling its complaint against the company. Apple was advertising the device as 4G even though it was not compatible with LTE networks in Australia. Last month, Apple acquiesced to complaints and began rebranding its "iPad Wi-Fi + 4G" as the "iPad W-Fi + Cellular."
Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 4 Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.5 (Windows) [iOS 5.1.1]
Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, untether jailbreak and unlock iOS 5.1.1 running on iPhone 4. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.5 for Windows.
Sn0wBreeze will also preserve baseband version if you need carrier unlock.
Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 3GS Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.5 (Windows) [iOS 5.1.1]
Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, untether jailbreak and unlock iOS 5.1.1 running on iPhone 3GS. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.5 for Windows.
Sn0wBreeze will also preserve baseband version if you need carrier unlock. It can also update your modem version to 06.15 if you need unlock and stuck with 05.14 or higher baseband. If you have new iPhone 3GS that was made after 28 week of 2011 upgrading modem will not help to unlock.
According to several sources russian Apple fans will be able to buy New iPad 3 officially starting May 25.
The prices are as follows:
New iPad 16Гб Wi-Fi — 20490 RUB (~$650)
New iPad 32Гб Wi-Fi — 24490 RUB (~$780)
New iPad 64Гб Wi-Fi — 28490 RUB (~$900)
New iPad 16Гб Wi-Fi + 3G — 26990 RUB (~$850)
New iPad 32Гб Wi-Fi + 3G — 30990 RUB (~$980)
New iPad 64Гб Wi-Fi + 3G — 35490 RUB (~$1130)
Step-by-step Tutorial: How to (Un)Tether Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w 0.9.11 (Windows) [iOS 5.1.1]
This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform jailbreak and unlock of your iPhone 3GS on iOS 5.1.1 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.11 for Windows.
If you have iPhone 3GS with an old bootrom version 359.3, the jailbreak is untethered. If your device has bootrom version 359.3.2 and higher, jailbreak will be tethered. You can detect your bootrom version using this tutorial.
Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run redsn0w.
The website of parts supplier SW-Box posted photos of the parts claimed to be from Apple's sixth-generation iPhone. The components are said to be a headphone jack, earpiece and Wi-Fi cable. The purported iPhone parts suggest the device will have a significantly different internal design, as the headphone jack is attached to the earpiece and Wi-Fi components.
That's a major departure from the current design of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, in which the headphone jack is included on a component with the handset's volume buttons and mute switch, all of which are located in the upper left corner of the device.
Sources indicate that Apple is planning to add new hardware solution to its Apple Store Genius Bar that would allow its employees to quickly back up data on the devices requiring replacement and pull back that data on the replacement devices. Users are always advised to back up data before bringing them for replacement to a Genius Bar, and those who fail to do it can lose valuable data.