According to information from Apple’s supply chain, Apple is set to ship about five million iPad 2 devices during July. As a brief report by DigiTimes reads, orders for five million touch sensors specifically designed for second-gen iPad were placed by the company:
Comex's jailbreak based on new PDF exploit was unofficially leaked recently. It looks like it will be released quite soon. Currently Jailbreakme.com shows the "coming soon" yellow sticky, that looks like the sticky Apple puts on its store right before new products hit the virtual shelves.
Apple recently released iOS 5 beta 2 and iTunes 10.5 beta 2. It is available only for Apple registered developers. But you can try it too. Remember that you do it at your own risk. Below you will find iOS 5 download links for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad 1, iPad 2, Apple TV 2G and download links to iTunes 10.5 Mac and Windows.
Keep in mind that your iDevice will need to be activated, your UUID needs to be registered in Apple. Installing iOS beta on a non-activated device will render it useless. If you need help with registering UUID - write us, we will try to help..
If you need a jailbreak, you can download it here.
You will be able to go back to iOS 4.3.3 (tutorial).
Asian sources claim that touch panels for the iPad 2 that do not meet Apple quality requirements are used for production of iPad clones. In second quarter of this year 12-15 million of 9.7-inch IPS panels were manufactured by LG Display and Samsung Electronics, but Apple produces only 7-9 million iPad 2s. So it seems that the rest of panels that don't pass Apple's quality standards was sold to China-based white-box vendors.
Today Apple controls approximately 60 percent of the world's touch panel capacity and actively obtaining components that are in short supply. Now Apple has booked up much of the available production capacity, so other manufactures experience problems with release of their own tablets. For example, Amazon that could face difficulty with display orders for its LCD tablet.
DigiTimes reports that Apple is planning to increase significantly the iPad 2 shipments for the third quarter of this year. The company is going to ship about 12-14 million devices over that period. These numbers are obviously larger than the 7-9 million units reportedly shipped during the previous quarter.
In order to significantly increase its shipments in the third quarter, Apple has been piling up its inventory of iPad 2 components such as panels in the second quarter to minimize the risk of facing component shortages.
Now it is quite difficult to forecast the iPad’s shipments due to production constraints and the transition from the original iPad to the iPad 2. Moreover, Apple didn’t come up with forecasts of some analysts suggesting that Apple's total 2011 iPad could reach 40 million units and sold in the first quarter only 4.69 million units, though, these numbers include a few initial weeks of official iPad 2 sales.
Hacker Comex has updated JailbreakMe.com site, which might mean that much anticipated iPad 2 jailbreak is on its way.
The website features a list of git commits dating all the way back to August 2010. It looks like Comex has been working on the jailbreak for one year. He didn't specify any dates. We will keep you updated.
Bloomberg says Apple is planning to release a new faster iPhone this September.
The device will include the A5 processor, the more powerful chip that Apple added to the iPad 2 earlier this year, along with an 8-megapixel camera, up from the 5-megapixel model in the iPhone 4, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public. Apple is also testing a new version of the iPad that has a higher resolution screen, similar to the one now used in the iPhone 4, one of the people said.
Earlier today, another rumor source BGR reported that the new iPhone would be released even earlier, in late August. They have also mentioned that new iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 would feature a radical new design.
Apple has reduced the iPhone 4 order in expectation of fifth-gen device, confirming the rumors that suggest a new iPhone will release prior to the end of this year.
In spite of a usual peak season for such companies as Apple, in the third quarter Taiwan’s suppliers of printed circuit board have reduced quotes on average by 10% for their order placed by the Apple company, according to industry sources’ leaks to DigiTimes.
Today Comex revealed in his Twitter that he found a way to drastically decrease the time it takes to jailbreak and learned how to utilize unionfs and thus get rid of the Cydia's 'Reorganizing FileSystem' process.
New approach will reportedly be used in his next jailbreak for iPad 2.
If you want to know more details on Comex's new approach, check his long tweet.
Earlier Musclenerd stated that it won't be necessary to move Apple apps anywhere if unionfs will be used. That also means that apps will keep their entitlements and thus simplify the sandboxing problem.
Apple has released a new TV ad for its iPad 2 entitled "Now". It seems like the off-screen voice belongs to Peter Coyote.
Now, we can watch a newspaper, listen to a magazine, curl up with a movie and see a phone call.
Now, we can take a classroom anywhere, hold an entire bookstore and touch the stars.
Because now, there’s this…