Apple might surprise us later this year by releasing two iPhones, according to analysts from two different investment banks.
Some call it the iPhone 5, to run the iOS 5 Apple unveiled to developers three weeks ago.
The image above shows an engineering drawing of an iPhone 5, purportedly leaked according to iDealsChina.
So far, the LulzSec leaked AT&T documents have provided the most concrete evidence that the next iPad will be LTE-enabled.
Some, anticipating that the new device will be a speeded-up iPhone 4 rather than a major re-design, have been calling it the iPhone 4S, echoing the nomenclature Apple used two years ago when it introduced the iPhone 3GS.
In a note issued early Monday, Chris Whitmore for Deutsche Bank Equity Research told clients to expect both — an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 4S.
Chris Whitmore predicted that at the same time Apple releases a fifth-generation iPhone, probably in September, the company will also show off a speedier version of the existing iPhone 4 that consumers will be able to buy for $350 without a contract.
Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley informed investors that production for the next iPhone will “begin ramping up aggressively” from August to the end of 2011. she believed that these devices will be available to consumers by the end of September.
The Dev Team just updated their blog a few hours ago, outlining what Apple had done in iOS 5 to stop jailbreakers from from downgrading firmware via saved SHSH blobs.
The following blog was posted on the Dev Team’s website:
It looks like Apple is about to aggressively combat the “replay attacks” that have until now allowed users to use iTunes to restore to previous firmware versions using saved SHSH blobs.
Those of you who have been jailbreaking for a while have probably heard us periodically warn you to “save your blobs” for each firmware using either Cydia or TinyUmbrella (or even the “copy from /tmp during restore” method for advanced users). Saving your blobs for a given firmware on your specific device allows you to restore *that* device to *that* firmware even after Apple has stopped signing it. That’s all about to change.
Starting with the iOS5 beta, the role of the “APTicket” is changing — it’s being used much like the “BBTicket” has always been used. The LLB and iBoot stages of the boot sequence are being refined to depend on the authenticity of the APTicket, which is uniquely generated at each and every restore (in other words, it doesn’t depend merely on your ECID and firmware version…it changes every time you restore, based partly on a random number). This APTicket authentication will happen at every boot, not just at restore time. Because only Apple has the crypto keys to properly sign the per-restore APTicket, replayed APTickets are useless.
This will only affect restores starting at iOS5 and onward, and Apple will be able to flip that switch off and on at will (by opening or closing the APTicket signing window for that firmware, like they do for the BBTicket). geohot’s limera1n exploit occurs before any of this new checking is done, so tethered jailbreaks will still always be possible for devices where limera1n applies. Also, restoring to pre-5.0 firmwares with saved blobs will still be possible (but you’ll soon start to need to use older iTunes versions for that). Note that iTunes ultimately is *not* the component that matters here..it’s the boot sequence on the device starting with the LLB.
Although it’s always been just “a matter of time” before Apple started doing this (they’ve always done this with the BBTicket), it’s still a significant move on Apple’s part (and it also dovetails with certain technical requirements of their upcoming OTA “delta” updates).
Note: although there may still be ways to combat this, a beta period is really not the time or place to discuss them. We’re just letting you know what Apple has already done in their exisiting beta releases — they’ve stepped up their game!
Obviously it’s no surprise that Apple is always trying to be ahead of jailbreakers but hackers will always find a way to circumvent any restrictions set by Apple.
Finally it’s here! This should really be the final version of the Gevey product line. The Gevey Ultra Turbo SIM.
Your iPhone 4 needs to be jailbroken to enjoy the untethered unlock.
How to setup:
Step 1: Remove your SIM card and cut it to fit the tray that should come with the GEVEY package.
Step 2: Launch Cydia and add the following repository:
Then locate the “FuriousMod” package and install it. After that’s done, a “No SIM card installed” error will pop up, that’s OK. Before proceeding, make sure your phone is turned off.
Step 3: Place the GEVEY SIM on the tray, along with your own SIM on top of it. Make sure both cards are on the tray, then insert it back into your phone.
Step 4: Power your phone back on and wait around 40 seconds for your signal to be detected. Ignore any errors and don’t interact with the device until your phone picks up the signal.
Step 5: In order to get 3G, turn on Roaming Mode by going into Settings > General > Network and selecting “Data Roaming”.
Buy your Gevey Ultra Turbo SIM now!
Apple had just announced to developers today that iOS 5 beta 2 and Xcode 4.2 with iOS 5 SDK beta 2 are now available on the iOS Dev Center.
These new releases allow developers to develop apps by taking advantage of iCloud Storage, Newsstand Kit, Core Image, GLKit, Twitter, and new Game Center APIs.
Facetime has been disabled on Beta 2 but will be enabled in the next Beta release. Apple did not mention why this was done.
The latest build version is 9A5248d.
The following release notes were compiled by iFans:
- iTunes 10.5b2 can’t sync iOS 5 Beta 1 devices
- iOS5 Beta 1 devices can’t iMessage iOS5 Beta 2 devices and vice-versa
- WiFi sync now works with OS X computers; it has to be enabled in iTunes 10.5 beta 2 first
- OTA updates have been released, though none are currently available
- iCloud has a new logo in the Settings.app
- You can now backup to iCloud or the computer when setting the device up
- If no notifications are available, Notification Center shows the text “No New Notifications”
- Stock widget in the Notification Center is now off by default
- Stock wallpapers are back, but are the same that were in iOS 4
- General speed improvements, kills bugs that were present in iOS 5 beta 1
If you would like to test drive iOS 5 Beta 2, you need to register your device’s UDID. However, you will need find the firmware (there’s plenty – just Google for it). Registration is good for up to 1 year.
Young adults in China are taking serious measures to buy expensive Apple products, according to reports.
Biznewschina reported that a female jiulinghou (九零后), referring to those born during the 90′s, tweeted on Weibo (Chinese version of Twitter) that it is her ‘dream to own a iPhone4 but her father won’t let her get one.’
She then decided to sleep with someone in exchange for the mobile device.
The Shanghai teen has posted a picture of herself along with other basic personal information saying she is willing to ‘sell her virginity to anyone that buys her a iPhone 4.’
Her post has received negative feedback, pointing out that a phone is not worth what she giving in exchange. Others think that someone is using her account and pulling a malicious prank on the girl.
Last April, a 17 year old boy from Anhui bought himself an iPad and cellphone by selling his kidney for 22,000 yuan.
Sociologists blame such events on the rising importance of materialism amongst the young generation and their belief that there are no limits to how they satisfy their desires.
via Straits Times news