News tagged ‘iOS’
According to Katy Huberty, Morgan Stanley analyst, Apple will reach $17.5 billion iWatch sales over the first year of release, showing a better performance than iPad with $12 billion in the launch year. Such optimistic forecast bases on the belief that iWatch will become an additional accessory for any iOS user rather than positioning itself as a completely new product.
It’s Sunday again. Like every Sunday, I’d like to share with some of the most important and interesting stories of the last week. Many worth mentioning events took place, so if you think you missed something, don’t waste your time and take a look at our top posts.
I0n1c confirmed that it is safe to update to iOS 7.0.5 if you have a jailbroken device. This version of Apple’s mobile operating system is still vulnerable to the evasi0n7 jailbreak exploits. Here’s what the hacker posted on Twitter:
Okay #evasi0n7 still works in iPhone 5s at 7.0.5
Apple has just released iOS 7.0.5 to users worldwide. This is a minor update that contains only bugfixes - no serious improvements, tweaks or stuff like that. This update is said to be helpful for those Chinese iPhone 5s and iPhone 5C owners who have problems with network.
UPDATE: Links are deleted after request from Apple.
Developers can download iOS 7.1 Beta 4
You can update to iOS 7 without a registered iPhone UDID. Tutorial is here.
Download links for iOS 7.1 Beta 4:
- iPhone 4 GSM 16/32 GB: depositfiles
- iPhone 4 GSM 8 GB: depositfiles
- iPhone 4 CDMA: depositfiles
- iPhone 4S: depositfiles
- iPhone 5 A1428: depositfiles
- iPhone 5 A1429: depositfiles
- iPhone 5C (5.3): depositfiles
- iPhone 5C (5.4): depositfiles
- iPhone 5S (6.1): depositfiles
- iPhone 5S (6.2): depositfiles
According to the recently updated App Store support page for developers, iOS 7 is now running on at least 80% of smartphones and tablets, which have access to the App Store. What that means is that the seventh version of the Apple’s mobile operating system shows the highest level of adoption, even though at first many users refused to upgrade to it saying the new design was ugly and inconvenient.
Despite the rumors claiming iOS and Mac OS X will merge in near future, Apple executives say they won’t. Even more, Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi and Bud Tribble have recently assured the reporters that OS X 10.10 will prove that the company from Cupertino is planning to develop both systems, without giving preference to one or another.
It is Sunday today and I think that you know what that means, huh? It’s time for our traditional top 10 stories of the week. A number of interesting things happened during the past seven days, I must say. But everything in its turn.
Good news for all those who like to change themes and the interface elements of their Apple devices - Springtomize 3, one of the most popular customization tweaks, has been recently updated for iOS 7.
Apple executive Phil Schiller has recently tweeted a link to a Cisco research report showing that a huge part of mobile malware - about 79% - is developed specifically for Android devices. This means that this operating system is less secure and stable than all the other.
Todd Hamilton has recently created another iWatch concept. It looks like a Nike Fuelband with iOS 7 user interface. And you know what? I like such combination and the whole concept more than the other ones.
Do not expect iOS 7.1 jailbreak soon. Apple has reportedly blocked the kernel exploit used by the evasi0n 7 jailbreak utility. According to iH8sn0w the exploit was blocked in the recent iOS 7.1b4 firmware:
So the code sign bug that evasi0n7 uses still exists in 7.1b4. Kernel exploit looks patched though
meaning… Don’t expect an evasi0n7 update for 7.1b4+ support.
iOS Developer Steven Troughton-Smith has successfully activated the iOS in the Car feature inside the iOS Simulator. iOS in the Car allows an iOS 7 users to connect their iPhones, iPads and iPods to their car’s built-in center console display to use Apple Maps, read Messages, make phone calls, and control music. References to the feature and functionality has actually been tucked into iOS 7 since the very first beta. Apple is expected to launch iOS in the Car system later this year, maybe alongside iOS 7.1. Take a look at the screenshots below:
Apple released iOS 7.1 beta 4 to developers on Tuesday. The new iOS version contains a number of performance improvements and a fix for the message sending issue. As to the other notable enhancements, these are only ‘slide to unlock’ and ‘slide to power off’ texts, which seem to be tweaked a bit.
Good news for all those who miss iOS 6 - there’s a new tweak on Cydia that brings back the old school unlock sound. It is compatible with iPhones and iPads running iOS 7 and I must admit it works just perfect. It’s name is UnlockSound7.