Redsn0w Jailbreak for iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G Running iOS 4.1

The iPhone Dev-Team have released a beta version of their Redsn0w application today that allows users to jailbreak the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G running the iOS 4.1 firmware that was released a few weeks ago. The software uses the same DFU-mode exploit that’s been used since the 2.x jailbreaks. From the Dev-Teams blog: We’ve released a beta version … Read More

Android Market Share Threatening Apple (AAPL) iPhone Market Share?

Lets be clear before we examine this one again. We are not really comparing Apples to Oranges here (Sorry for the unintentional pun). Because iOS is installed on many more devices than the iPhone. So as Android’s market share approaches the iPhone’s market share we are comparing Android as in installed OS on many smartphones to physical Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhones. That … Read More

Apple Releases iOS 4.2 Beta 1 for iPad

iPad 4.2 Beta 1

Apple has just released the first beta of iOS 4.2 for the iPad. The beta is now available for developers to download. During Apple’s special music event Steve Jobs gave us sneak peek into the new features of iOS 4.2 which will be all about iPad. iOS 4.2 will bring multitasking, folders, HDR photos, Game Center, wireless printing, AirPlay and much more to the iPad. … Read More

Apple denies Steve Jobs ninja story [Animation]

Steve Jobs Ninja Story

A Japanese tabloid recently reported that Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs had to go through a security scan at the Kansai International Airport in July while he was returning from a vacation on his own private jet as he was carrying “throwing stars” in his luggage. The story quickly became popular as it received media attention and then Apple PR via AllThingsD issued a statement saying: Steve did … Read More

Consumer Reports Reinstates iPhone 4 Advisory

iPhone 4 Bumper Case

Consumer Reports came in for some stick around the time of the iPhone 4 launch. Overall they rated Apple’s new iPhone 4 as the best smartphone they had ever reviewed, whilst simultaneously issuing a warning to its readers that it could not recommend the device because of the antenna problems they believed were inherent in the device. When Apple announced … Read More

Apple To Launch iPad in China on Sept. 17th. Thailand’s AIS gets iPhone 4

Apple underlined the importance it sees in the Chinese market today by announcing that it is launching the iPad on Friday, this week. According to their announcement the WiFi only version is the only model they plan to sell. The 16, 32 and 64GB models will retail at CNY3988, CNY4788 and CNY5588 respectively. Making the prices comparable to most other … Read More

Apple Acknowledges App Store Name Squatting? Or Simply Spring Cleans

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) have decided to clean house in the App Store and have started sending out notices to developers telling them that they will have their inactive app names deleted if they do not upload a binary within 90 days. The “problem” of App Store name squatting has been discussed in developer circles for some time. Those that have had … Read More

Turn iPod nano into iWatch with iLoveHandles Leather Strap Accessory

Apple iPod nano iWatch

In early July we reported on a small touch screen panel which was leaked by a website and was rumored to be the next iPod shuffle with touch controls or the new Apple iWatch. Apple surprised us during the special music event where Steve Jobs announced the new iPod nano which turned out to be the smallest Apple device with multi-touch controls. … Read More

Apple Disappoint Some With Game Center Web Page

Apple Game Center

The confirmed list of devices that Apple’s Game Center Social Network will support has been posted on their web page dedicated to that particular feature of iOS 4.1. It is no real surprise that the iPhone 3G, first gen. iPod and the grandaddy of them all the iPhone 2G are not supported. But it is still disappointing. Being fair to … Read More

Apple (AAPL) Set For High Future Earnings as iPad Devours Notebook Market

It is no secret that the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad has had a big effect on the sales figures of some of the smaller netbook portable computers that were so popular in the last couple of years. Asus have predicted lower sales. Global RAM producers are predicting a drop in RAM prices for PCs because they have overproduced, as predicted netbook orders … Read More

iOS 4.1 Software Update Now Available for Download

Apple today released their latest iOS update for iPhone and iPod touch. iOS 4.1 addresses the performance bug in iOS 4.0 which caused slow performance for iPhone 3G users and also fixes the iPhone 4 proximity sensor bug. The update also adds Game Center, which is Apple’s take on social gaming. It enables users to auto-match with others, compare scores on … Read More

iPod Touch (4G) 4th Gen Now Shipping

iPod touch 4G Shipping

9TO5Mac are reporting that Apple are starting to ship iPod touch (4G) fourth gen to customers today. Delivery is slated as the 14th of September on most orders. So hopefully early next week we should see lots of YouTube videos as people try to figure out if the Retina Display in the iPod Touch 4G is really an iPhone 4 Retina … Read More

Intel Purchase German chip manufacturer Infineon

Intel confirmed today what has been long rumored. They have purchased the German chip manufacturer Infineon. Why is this important to us at Touch Reviews? Well basically because Infineon provide the mobile communications chips in our iPhone, and most other mobile devices from well known smartphone manufacturers. Intel seems to have quite a roadmap ahead of itself these days. It is … Read More

New iPod Touch 4G and iPod Nano Cases?

iPod touch 4G case

Everyone is excited about Apple’s upcoming media event on the 1st of September. From the invite it certainly looks as if the focus is on music. Steve Jobs is widely expected to finally reveal the new iPod touch 4G and the new iPod line up during the live live keynote presentation. You may remember that a while ago we theorized that a shot of … Read More

iPod touch 4 LCD Display and Front Panel Assembly Video

iPod touch 4g

We recently reported that Apple sent out invitations for its Annual music event to the media today and it has been confirmed to be held on September 1. There have been many rumors which suggest that the new iPod touch with feature a front-facing camera to enable FaceTime video calls. We’ve also reported that iOS 4 SDK had evidences which suggest that next gen iPod … Read More