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Apple kinda releases 1.1.2

Looks like Apple just published firmware v1.1.2 for the iPhone; hit the download link to grab it yourself because iTunes hasn’t yet gotten wise to the fact that it’s out. Details to follow, but don’t expect jailbreak or the unactivated Safari workaround hack to still be functional, ok? (… aaaand we’re watching our download speed drop as our readers are grabbing the file. Rockin’.) Update: TIFF jailbreak exploit is dead. Sorry people. More below.

Update: Ok, We’re “sacrificing” an iPhone for you people. We’ll let you know what we find.

  • Extracting software… restarting… iTunes successfully upgraded to 1.1.2.
  • The “slide for emergency” slider flashed through different languages while it was waiting to be plugged in again.
  • It’s activated, pulled the backup data, and restarted — success! Officially on 1.1.2.
  • Testing jailbreakme.com… looks like they broke jailbreak! Yep, it’s broken alright.
  • Not really finding any new features — certainly no new icons, no voice memos, nothing obvious about disk mode. Anyone else finding anything?

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November 8, 2007 Posted by | apple, at&t, cellphones, iphone, news | , , | Leave a comment

Apple confirms international 1.1.2 iPhone update to Pocket-lint

“In a meeting this morning with the UK Apple press team, it was confirmed to Pocket-lint that version 1.1.2 will be an international update on Friday 9th November for all iPhone owners.”

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November 8, 2007 Posted by | apple, iphone, news | | Leave a comment

The iNewton

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October 30, 2007 Posted by | apple, iphone | Leave a comment

Out Of A Coma, Into The Apple Store

“Geoff Evila miraculously recovered from a four month coma after a near fatal car accident that took place in early June this year during a road trip to Las Vegas. Weeks after his amazing recovery Evila learned that the iPhone had been launched to overwhelming success. Before his accident Geoff had planned to camp out in line for his very own iPhone, but without any warning everything suddenly went black. Geoff realized that he had some catching up to do as he began to put the pieces of his life back together. Geoff’s closest friend Steve Denots asked the local Apple Store in Chandler, Arizona to create a huge scene for Geoff Evila when he arrived last week to purchase his iPhone, similar to the high energy scene that took place on June 29 when the iPhone was released. Denots told the Apple Store staff Geoff’s harrowing story of recovery and carefully designed the event to be a surprise for Evila. “I was so psyched that the store agreed to play along,” said Denots “Geoff was blown away, he limped through the store holding up his iPhone proud as can be while everyone cheered him on. I had the old Geoff back except now with a better phone, his last Verizon phone sucked.”

Though Geoff Evila is recovering brilliantly, Denots did not have the courage to inform his best friend that the Apple Store scene was a set up. “Geoff believes it’s real, so that makes it real,” said Denots “I’m just glad to have him back alive and well.” Denots told The iPhone Savior that Geoff is enjoying his new phone despite his struggle with small motor movement which represents the final hurdle in Evila’s recovery. For Geoff Evila, life has become a whole lot better waking up to the iPhone. You would have to be in a coma to believe otherwise.”

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October 21, 2007 Posted by | apple, iphone | Leave a comment

Analyst: iPhone AT&T’s top selling device, #4 in US sales

“Researchers for Strategy Analytics claim that the iPhone could become the best-selling handset in the US within the next six months. In addition, the handset has already become the best selling device for AT&T, according to reports. “The iPhone has become AT&T’s top selling device, commanding some 13 per cent of AT&T’s overall handset sales, and the fourth top selling handset in the US market,” said Barry Gilbert, vice president of the Strategy Analytics BuyerTRAX programs. “Although the iPhone hasn’t had an expansionary impact in the market, the iPhone has quickly assumed a leading market share position and raised the ante for smart devices. The sales trajectory we are observing with the iPhone could make it the top selling device in the US over the next 1-2 quarters.” The current best-selling handset, the Motorola RAZR V3, has seen its lead diminished recently, according to Strategy Analytics.”

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October 19, 2007 Posted by | apple, at&t, cellphones, financial, iphone, news, telecommunications | Leave a comment

Apple allowing 3rd party apps after all

“Well, would you look at that. Apple apparently wants third party applications on the iPhone and iPod touch just like every other sane individual on the planet. The company just announced on its Hot News feed (and we’d say this certainly qualifies as such), that it is currently at work on an SDK for the iPhone, the apps from which will naturally work on the iPod touch. Apparently it’s going to take ’em until February to do it up right — you know, secure and stable and all that nonsense — but this is certainly a beautiful breath of fresh air. Less excitingly, Apple claims that it agrees with Nokia’s approach of “digital signatures” for applications, meaning that Apple gets to say who qualifies for entrance onto its hallowed devices as was rumored last week; though who’s to say what exactly that will look like just yet. But even with that caveat, we suppose we should take what we get from this sometimes benevolent, but never aesthetically challenged, dictator of ours and eat it like we’re told.”

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October 17, 2007 Posted by | apple, cellphones, iphone, news | Leave a comment

iPod Deathclock

www.ipodmechanic.com/deathclock/index.php

Find out when your ipod is gonna go caput, according to this website………

October 17, 2007 Posted by | apple, iphone, ipod | Leave a comment

iPhone report: most owners left Treos, Sidekicks behind

“While we’ve seen a variety of surveys pitting the iPhone against its most notable rivals, a recent study conducted by the NPD Group breaks down the numbers behind who left what phone (and what carrier) to acquire an iPhone. Not surprisingly, iPhone early adopters were “ten times more likely than other new phone buyers to have previously owned a Treo and three times more likely to have owned a T-Mobile branded phone, such as the popular Sidekick model.” When it came to carriers, Alltel and T-Mobile were said to have lost the most customers to AT&T, as consumers who “switched carriers to buy an iPhone were three times more likely to switch from Alltel or T-Mobile than from other carriers.” Notably, the lack of “corporate email support” was pinpointed as the main reason that many BlackBerry users didn’t make the leap, but it did praise the iPhone for helping to “bridge the gap between consumer-focused feature phones and productivity-focused smartphones.”
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October 15, 2007 Posted by | apple, cellphones, iphone | Leave a comment

Clueless flight attendant to passenger: Turn off that iPhone movie NOW!

“……I’d also say a degree of knowledge about cell phones isn’t a common attribute among flight crews. I mean, on two of the last five flights I have been on, the OK-in-airplane-mode announcement cited “Palm Pilots.”Palm Pilots haven’t been made in several years and are now rarely used. So would you expect a flight attendant who still refers to some handsets as “Palm Pilots” to know what is, or isn’t airplane mode on an iPhone?”Original story

October 14, 2007 Posted by | apple, cellphones, iphone | Leave a comment

v1.1.1 jailbroken, apps ported and running

“Well lookey see here, sounds like v1.1.1 isn’t all doom and gloom after all. The iPhone dev community’s apparently not only moved past accessing the nigh-unbreakable file system protections Apple implemented in the latest iPhone and iPod touch firmwares, they’ve also managed to hack the SpringBoard app into shape enough to properly launch 3rd party apps (which were, as expected, recompiled to function with the new iPhone frameworks). The iPod touch has apparently also been hacked for root access, and apparently those freshly recompiled apps are functioning there as well. But it’s still not without some bad news: unfortunately, it sounds like most (if not all) of these new hacks rely solely on that single TIFF exploit in Mobile Safari, meaning that everyone’s back to square one the moment Apple beams v1.1.2 to the public at large.”

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October 9, 2007 Posted by | apple, at&t, cellphones, iphone, news | Leave a comment

Apple releases iPhone firmware 1.1.1


Yes yes, friends. The day has finally arrived. Apple dropped a new iPhone firmware revision, bringing the official software notation up to version 1.1.1. This new software brings a host of changes and upgrades. Here’s a rundown of some of the more significant changes:

  • iTunes Wi-Fi music store
  • Louder speakerphone and receiver volume
  • Home button double-click functionality
  • Double-tap spacebar to intelligently insert period and space
  • Apple Bluetooth headset battery status now appears in iPhone Status bar
  • Support for TV Out
  • EDGE/GPRS can now be manually turned on and off
  • Adjustable alert volume

Apple elegantly states they have “discovered that some of the unauthorized unlocking programs available on the Internet may cause irreparable damage to the iPhone’s software. If you have modified your iPhone’s software, applying this software update may result in your iPhone becoming permanetly inoperable” For now, if you’ve “modified” your iPhone, we suggest you wait and see what the word is before updating. Although, the new features look oh-so-good! If you do decide to hit the update, let us know what happens!

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September 27, 2007 Posted by | apple, at&t, cellphones, iphone, news, telecommunications | Leave a comment

iPhone beats N95, HTC Touch in usability test

“The iPhone soundly bested both the Nokia N95 and HTC Touch in a recent usability test by Perceptive Sciences, a Texas-based usability consulting firm. The test, which was designed to be as objective as possible, asked ten people who had never used any of the three devices to perform simple tasks, such as setting the phone to vibrate, making a call, saving a phone number to the contact list, sending a brief e-mail, and taking a photo. Completion times for each task were recorded and compared; based on these results and the scientists’ observations, a score of between one and five was awarded. Overall, the iPhone received a score of 4.6 out of 5, compared to the HTC Touch’s score of 3.4 and the N95’s score of 3.2. “Testers were [typically] about twice as fast doing specific tasks on the iPhone, which is pretty remarkable,” said senior research scientist Tom Thornton. The iPhone was triumphant in all but one of the five testing categories, losing to the Nokia N95 in “Functionality.”

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September 25, 2007 Posted by | apple, at&t, iphone, news | Leave a comment