On Sunday evening the Dev-Team released the latest editions of PwnageTool and redsn0w to provide an untethered jailbreak for devices running iOS 4.3.1 – almost three years since the first version of PwnageTool was released for the 1.1.4 firmware. The jailbreak works on all devices that support the 4.3.1 firmware, except for the iPad 2. You can download PwnageTool for Mac, … Read More
Tech company executives are always good for a mind-boggling quote or two, and as reported by CNet Dell’s Andy Lark is no different.
In many of Apple’s devices over recent years, you’ll be sure to come across liquid contact indicators (LCIs) if you look hard enough. They’re small white strips – usually concealed within the headphone jack and dock connector – that turn red when they come into contact with liquid. Apple uses them to determine whether or not a device has been … Read More
Easily the most impressive iPad accessory to be announced with the second-generation device is the Smart Cover – a clever cover with built-in magnets that clings to the side of the device to protect its screen while not in use, and doubles as a stand when it’s opened up. It’s available in both leather and polyurethane, and its most impressive feature … Read More
Cydia creator Jay Freeman – also known as ‘Saurik’ – posted an announcement on Twitter yesterday to declare that Cydia 1.1 is now ready for download on jailbroken iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads. This update makes Cydia smaller, faster, and much more stable. Saurik spoke to the iPhoneDownloadBlog and gave the following details on what Cydia 1.1 can do: Has … Read More
With mere days until the international iPad 2 launch, Apple has announced UK pricing for its latest wunder-tab.
A comment made on Best Buy’s Canadian website by one of its employees has confirmed that the retailer is set to bring Apple’s iPad 2 to its Canadian stores on Friday, March 25th at 10am. The site admin – who has been confirmed as a Best Buy employee – warned that there would be no pre-orders, and that devices would be … Read More
Apart from the lack of 3G and GPS in Apple’s Wi-Fi only iPad 2, the rest of its internals are identical to those packed into its 3G-capable counterpart, so you’ll be surprised to find that iLounge have discovered differences in the quality of audio recorded by each device. The Wi-Fi only iPad 2 achieves higher quality audio recordings, and it’s … Read More
Despite having a much lower pixel density, according to an in-depth scientific analysis by Dr. Raymond Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies, the display in Apple’s iPad 2 delivers “almost identical” performance to the Retina display featured in the iPhone 4 and latest iPod touch. Soneira added that the iPad 2 “has excellent display hardware,” but needs a software update to address … Read More
One of the downsides – although there aren’t many of them – to Apple’s new iPad 2 is that if you purchase one of the Wi-Fi only models, it doesn’t come equipped with a GPS chip to pinpoint your location. So, if you purchased a pricey navigation application to use as a big, beautiful sat-nav on your iPad, you’re not … Read More
Several industry analysts have predicted that the second-generation iPad will be a huge success over its launch weekend, with Apple shifting a whopping 600,000 units. Bloomberg reports that Gleacher & Co analyst Brian Marshall expects the iPad 2 to “outpace” the original model, which racked up 300,000 sales in its first weekend, and was one of the most successful product … Read More
If you’ve been following our coverage of Apple’s keynote this morning, you’ll already know that rumors Steve Jobs would present the event are true. And the first thing on Steve’s agenda, as is common at these events, is to talk about Apple’s success, noting that its iPad has over 90% of the market share and has generated $9.5 billion in … Read More
It’s been quite some time since the first iOS 4.3 beta was made available to eager testers, and many expected the Golden Master (the version right before official release when the software is feature-complete) the have arrived by now. According to BGR though, the wait might be almost over.
Fresh pictures of what is claimed to be an accurate mockup of Apple’s second-generation iPad have been published by a Japanese blog today, and suggest that the iPad 2 will boast a significantly thinner design, as well as a front- and rear-facing cameras, and a speaker grill on the back. The new design will not only be much thinner, but … Read More