Less than a day after iOS 6 was made available, Apple's mobile operating system has been jailbroken.
The iPhone Dev-Team -- a group of hackers who target Apple products and who do not work for the company -- is reporting today that its Redsn0w tethered jailbreak will work with Apple's iOS 6. However, according to Redmond Pie, which was first to report on the news, only the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and fourth-generation iPod Touch will work with the jailbreak.
That iOS 6 was jailbroken already shouldn't come as a surprise. Dating all the way back to iOS 4, hackers have been able to jailbreak Apple's operating system less than a day after its launch. Last year, in fact, they took aim at the iOS 5 beta release, and jailbroke it in hours.Continue »
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Research In Motion is getting no respect from Marissa Mayer.
Yahoo's new CEO informed employees yesterday that they would be getting the new smartphone of their choice from Apple, Samsung, Nokia, or HTC. Through the program, Yahoos will have access to the industry's newest and hottest phones, including the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC Evo 4G LTE, and Nokia Lumia 920.
In addition to purchasing the phones, Yahoo will also pay employees' voice and data bills.
But what they won't pay for is a BlackBerry. Once the de rigueur instrument of business communications, RIM's smartphone was left off the list.
iPhone 5 buyers won't be getting a Lightning to 30-pin adapter on the house after all.
Reports that the new phone would come with the adapter surfaced today after some of Apple's online stores listed it as packaged with the iPhone 5.
The information on Apple's U.K. iPhone 5 order page specifically said that "your phone includes a Lightning to 30-pin Adapter for connecting 30-pin accessories to devices featuring the Lightning connector."
But it seems Apple committed a bit of a gaffe here. Customers who called or chatted with Apple reps about the adapter eventually learned that the information was wrong.
The company has since removed all references to the free adapter from the pages in question. An Apple sales rep confirmed to me by phone that the adapter is not included with the iPhone 5.Continue »
NEW YORK (AP) - Delivery times have climbed quickly as Apple takes orders for the iPhone 5, suggesting strong demand.
Apple Inc. began taking orders for the phone at 12 a.m. Pacific time Friday, promising delivery by next Friday, when the new phone also goes on sale in stores.
Four hours later, the expected delivery time had grown to two weeks, according to Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White.
White said the quick rise in the expected delivery time suggests much stronger demand than Apple expected. Last year, one-week delivery of the iPhone 4S was available into the afternoon of the first order day.
"Clearly, iPhone 5 fever is in full swing," White said.
AT&T and Sprint are still promising delivery by next Friday, while Verizon Wireless is promising delivery on Sept. 26.
(CNET) The iPhone 5 hiccuped onto the market today, taking down several online stores and quickly selling out the first supply of Apple's new smartphone.
Initial stock from Apple for release day delivery sold out in less than an hour. Those looking to purchase the phone just after 1 a.m. PT discovered new orders from Apple's online site had estimated shipping times of "2 weeks" instead of the original "delivers by" September 21 message.
How far back can Apple push it? In the case of the iPhone 4S last year, Apple extended delivery of new orders out to three to four weeks after the launch. Some buyers ended up canceling online orders and waiting in line at retail stores instead.Continue »
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That won't stop people from lining up though, and one company is already gearing up for that with a way to buy a spot in line to secure one of the phones on day one.Continue »
(CNET) Apple's next-generation smartphone will be called the iPhone 5, according to an inactive link accidentally posted on the company's own Web site hours before the highly anticipated device is expected to be announced in San Francisco.
Tune in Wednesday starting at 9 a.m. PT for our Apple iPhone event live blog.
By searching Apple's Web site for the term "iPhone 5," the search results yield a listing to a press release primed for later today. In the address listing, it says: "Apple-Introduces-iPhone-5," giving a fairly clear indication of what the forthcoming device will be called, 9to5Mac reported earlier today.Continue »
(CNET) Those hoping for a cheaper iPhone -- or dreading the possibility of a price hike -- can stand down, according to a new report that claims Apple will stick to its tried and true pricing structure.
In a report today, 9to5Mac posts a "parts code matrix" for the upcoming handset that sports the same $199 to $399 prices that have been in place since the iPhone 4S last year. The outlet says these prices and storage capacities will stay the same in the jump to the next iPhone, which is dubbed the N42.Continue »
That's about to change.
This fall consumers will be able to choose from the widest-yet assortment of smartphone and tablet devices because Microsoft, a company that has been an also-ran in mobile computing for too long, has picked itself off the mat.Continue »
Facebook Inc. says it's addressing those gripes, with the launch of a new, faster version of the app for Apple's iPhone and iPad on Thursday. Rather than add a slew of new features, the company said it rebuilt the application from scratch to make it speedier and less clunky.Continue »
Apple and Samsung were awaiting a decision on what U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh would do about a spat between the two companies stemming from excluded evidence Samsung sent out to press. Apple had drawn concern about the issue, saying it might taint the jury.
Koh put that to rest this morning. She dismissed Apple's request to punish Samsung's attorneys and instead brought jurors out one at a time, asking if they had heard any news about the trial, and re-affirming that they could be fair and impartial.
Most jurors told Koh they hadn't heard anything about it.Continue »
Citing "sources who have proven accurate in the past," blog site iMore says that Apple will announce the two devices at a special event on Wednesday, September 12. The iPhone 5 itself would then go on sale 9 days later on Friday, September 21.Continue »
(CNET) China's Taobao e-commerce platform is home to a host of preorder opportunities for an Apple smartphone that might not even exist.
According to Reuters, several sellers on Taobao are offering preorders for Apple's long-rumored iPhone 5. One of the sellers, Reuters says, is currently accepting preorders for 1,000 yuan ($160). Another says that the only way to be guaranteed to get the iPhone 5 at launch will be to pay in full - 6,999 yuan ($1,100) - upfront.Continue »
(CNET) Video footage of an iPhone allegedly exploding in a young man's pocket has been posted online.
17-year-old Henri Helminen is seen pulling out the violently smoking device from his pocket and throwing it on the floor, in security tape footage acquired by Finnish news site Kauppalehti.Continue »
(CNET) Sales of the ever-popular Apple iPhone may be slipping at Verizon Wireless, where sales representatives are said to be pushing the company's 4G LTE devices in a big way.
William Blair's Anil Doradla published a note Tuesday that said that even though the iPhone is still the best-selling smartphone in the whole U.S., sales have slipped at Verizon Wireless. Fortune was the first to report on Doradla's note.
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