Apple To Launch the new iPad In 21 More Countries…

I have been waiting for this news since March 7 and now finally it is here. Apple has announced that the new iPad will debut in a total of 12 countries this Friday, April 20.

The list of the countries where the new iPad will make a debut is as follows:

Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, South Korea, St. Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela.

In addition to these 12 countries Apple, will release the new iPad exactly a week later in more 9 countries, which are as follows:

Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand.

The new iPad will be available starting at a suggested price of USD 499 for the 16gig WiFi model.

The new iPad will also come with the 4G LTE high-speed wireless Internet, but the aforementioned countries would not be able to enjoy these mind-blowing speed as the new iPad is only compatible with 4G LTE networks in the U.S. and Canada.

Apple has thus far kept its word of having the fastest product roll-out ever. It was released on the 7th of March and since then has been released in over 25 countries and territories.

So are you guys excited about this piece of news? (I know I’am)

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Source ( 9to5Mac )

iPod Touch 5th Generation? O_o

It has been a long time since I have been thinking about a new iPod but amidst the iPhone and the iPad, its seems that the iPod (Apple’s first revolutionary hand-held device) has lost its mark on the people. So I think Apple is again going to raise the stakes.

There is currently no ETA as to when will be the release but rumors suggest that it’ll either be launched in June or in September.

What can we expect from the 5th generation iPod:

1. Storage:

The most bizarre thing about the iPod Touch 4th generation is its storage, the 3 models are available in 8Gb, 32Gb and 64GB. See there is no 16GB. 16GB is actually the perfect memory size for an iPod but seems Apple thought otherwise. If you are wondering the reason for this, stop wondering because no one knows.

The iPod classic has a whooping 160GB storage which matches the needs of a hardcore music listener with tons of albums to take. Almost everyone who buys an iPod looks forward to have a large amount of storage, so the first thing is the iPod Touch 5th Gen is rumored to feature 128GB of memory (the high-end model).

2. Camera:

As all you iPod owners know the camera which is Apple claims to be a 720p is a pathetic experience when you start clicking images with it.

Currently with the iPhone 4S’ 8MP and the new iPad’s 5MP camera we can expect the iPod Touch to have a 5MP camera like the iPad’s.

3. 3G / 4G compatibility through MicroSim:

If you’ve been following Apple then you probably might know that Apple has always tried to bring down the size of the SIM card. The iPad supports MicroSIM and hence provides us with 3G / 4G. The current iPod Touch supports only WiFi which is kinda frustrating if you travel a lot, so we expect Apple to hop in the MicroSIM in the next iPod so that users can experience 3G / 4G on it.

4. Pricing:

Currently the iPod Touch is priced at $199, $299 and $399 depending on the memory. It would be awesome if Apple would reduce the price however that is unlikely and we believe the pricing will be the same.

5. Oleo-phobic TouchScreen:

The iPhone 4 and 4S were both sold with the oleo-phobic tag line, which arguably is a very big advancement in the field of Touchscreen technology. If you are wondering what oleo-phobic means, it is a kind of layer or a special glass panel that reduces the finger-prints on the screen keeping it much more cleaner. I think we will see this in the next iPod Touch because it will be considered as a boon to all iPod Touch users.

6. A6/A5X processor:

The new iPad has signaled the start of the A5X processor and it seems that we will see the A5X processor in the next iPod Touch, there are little chances of it being sported with the A6 processor, because I think the A6 processor will debut itself in the iPhone 5 and will surely put all the Samsung phones to bed.

7. More Audio / Video Formats Supported:

The support for more videos and audio formats has been a constant thing popping up in forums and wish lists for the iPod Touch. It would be interesting to watch DivX and FLAC support on the iPod Touch 5G and pretty much many other formats are out there still going unsupported by the iPod Touch. Decision about this is not just about technology though – one would have to think of protection and legalities also.

8. Black and White Models:

Similar to the present generation of iPod Touch, the iPod Touch 5G is most certainly going to have two variants – the black and the white.

9. More RAM:

This is one point of contention where only a few users have expressed their views. While many argue that the present RAM is decent enough, one would also have to add in the other necessary requirements such as more apps, upgraded OS and stuff like that. These will require faster and capacious RAM. The iPod  Touch 5G will do good if it comes with a faster RAM.

10. Retina Display 

As you all know the biggest feature in the new iPad is the retina display, experts say that the retina display alone is a reason enough for people to upgrade to the new iPad from the iPad 2. Well no one expects Apple to pop-in 3.1million pixels into the next iPod Touch but certainly they could make it comparable with the iPhone 4S’ retina display, which is good enough for a device of its size.

So those 10 points are some of my predictions/wants, if the next iPod Touch supports them I’m surely going to cash out my money for it.

What do you guys think about the next generation of the iPod , let me know about it in the comments section below.

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A5 devices might be able to downgrade to iOS 5.0.1 in the near future!

We have some good news for all of you with iPad 2′s and iPhone 4S’, as you all know if you accidentally updated to iOS 5.1 there was no chance for you to downgrade to iOS 5.0.1 and be jailbroken. iOS 5.1 is not even tethered jailbroken for A5 devices so that means you’d have to stay without a jailbreak, but now iH8sn0w, the creator of sn0breeze, iFaith and iReb, sheds some light on everyone and tells us about his latest achievement regarding downgrading.

iH8sn0w tweeted:

Found a loophole in Apple’s apticket system. Restored my iPad 2 to 5.0.1 from 5.1. Works on all A5 devices. :)

A5X devices will work too once Apple pushes a new firmware for it.

BTW, This cannot be applied to basebands. Only iOS itself.

As of now you can only downgrade iPhone 3GS’, iPhone 4′s and iPad 1′s to iOs 5.0.1 and that to by using the SHSH blobs saved by TinyUmbrella or TinyCFW.

With this discovery it means that the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 (powered by A5 chip) and the new iPad (powered by the A5X chip) will be able to downgrade to previous iOS versions for a stable untethered jailbreak, till the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 is not released. This is a very big achievement as Apple had made it very difficult to downgrade to previous iOS versions.

As of now I believe you will need to have the SHSH blobs to downgrade to 5.0.1.

iH8sn0w has said that he will not shed any more light on this matter and will keep it confidential until he completes all his tests.

Are you one of those who accidentally updated to the worthless iOS 5.1?

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What Apple Says About The Overheating Of the new iPad

A lot of folks and bloggers have been picking on Apple because their new iPad gets heated up a lot. Well it was not going to go un-noticed by Apple, so according to Truddy Mullet (Apple’s representative):

“The new iPad ships with Retina Display, A5X processor, support for 4G LTE networks and not least with 10 hours of autonomy, however all these features are operating within Apple’s thermal specifications”.

Another thing mentioned is that if someone happens to get their iPad heated while just browsing the internet with apps such as Safari then he/she should contact AppleCare or  take their iPad down to the local Apple Store to get it replaced.

If we leave aside the isolated incidents on the internet then one thing comes in mind; folks over at Tweakers.net actually used an infrared camera to see the differences between the temperatures of the iPad 2 and the new iPad in GLBenchmark. In these scenarios the difference was of 5.3 degrees.They very neatly measyred the temperature and the bottom right corner where the processor is placed. Check the image below:

That being said, if the iPad 2 reaches a maximum of 28.3 degree celsius then the new iPad reaches to a maximum of 33,6 degrees.

So the only solution to the over-heating problem is to take your iPad to the Apple Store for a replacement.

Are you facing excessive heating problems with your new iPad?

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Round-Up of All the Three Jailbreak Exploits…

If you’ve been following us for the past few hours you by now have known that there have been three jailbreak exploits by four different renowned developers/jailbreakers/hackers on the same day residing in three different locations.

All the posts might be clattering in your mind so I thought before ending the day I should write the summary of all the three posts.

First up: @MuscleNerd‘s exploit

He was the first one to jailbreak the new iPad with his own method. Here are the images:

  

Second: @i0n1c‘s exploit

He has been telling us that he has an exploit for the iOS 5.1 even before it was released and it seems those words were quite right because he posted a video of his untether jailbreak:

Third: @chpwn and @phoenixdev‘s exploit

They were the third and fourth people to find the third iPad 3 exploit and showed it off with these images:

  

Hang on! It’s not over yet I have some more good news from the Dev-Team Blog:

  • We can confirm that the method used to jailbreak the iPad2 4 months ago (before corona) still works even in 5.1.  That means we’ll at least be able to get our foot in the door to get the required kernel dumps on the iPad3.  That’s an important step, but by no means is it the end of the story.
  • Those of you following @i0n1c may have noticed he’s already tweeted pictures of his iPad2 jailbroken at 5.1.  As far as we know, he’s using a method completely unrelated to the one mentioned above.  That would be great news!
  • We’ve also seen bits and pieces of an entirely different jailbreak method being investigated by someone close to the Cydia repo scene.
There is also a caution note posted by MuscleNerd on the blog:

Don’t update your new iPad3 past whatever iOS it comes shipped with

By the way, it’s rare but entirely possible that some of you may find your iPad3 comes with an iOS version that’s not quite 5.1.

One last thing, in the midst of these three exploits everyone is forgetting pod2g, I think he will also come up with another exploit for an untether jailbreak.
Now that the exploits have been found all we have to do is wait for a public release of one of these or perhaps two of these or perhaps all three of them. I’am also expecting new jailbreak tools with these exploits.
So what do you guys have to say about March 16? (Pretty slick day huh?)
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Another exploit for the new iPad…

Hot off the heals of MuscleNerd posting his images of the jailbroken iPad 3 came i0n1c’s jailbreak exploit with a video and a just a couple of minutes ago chpwn tweeted that he also managed to jailbreak his iPad 3 with another different exploit!

Having three different exploits I think the public release of the jailbreak should be imminent and should be in the near future.

Here are the images.. the third one is really beautiful:

  

I guess having three different exploits that to on the day of release is pretty amazing, looks like Apple’s engineers did a bad job this time.

Not to forget: Pod2G this time you got owned! :P

Whom do you think will release his jailbreak exploit first?

Do you think we’ll be seeing more jailbreak tools after 3 consecutive exploits?

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Untethered Jailbreak video of the new iPad

As I previously told you i0n1c is uploading the video of his untethered jailbroken iPad ( the new one :| ).

So here is the video:


What are your thoughts on this?

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The Race is over…

In my previous post I told you about the race for a stable jailbreak exploit for “The New iPad” with the A5X processor has ended already, i0n1c emerged on top. His latest tweet tells us that his jailbreak is now finally an untether and he is trying to upload a video proof for us.

This jailbreak exploit did not take as long as everyone expected… but no one knows if it is perfectly stable for a public release as of now. So there is still no ETA.

Here is i0n1c’s tweet in which he tell us he has an untether jailbreak for the iPad 3,3:

He goes on to add about his video proof:

Hmm… even though i0n1c is a great developer/hacker it seems that he is not too good at remembering things… nor did he think about using a 4S video stabilizer. (Just kidding).

Now it seems i0n1c did get the idea of using the video stabilizer and tells us:

Hmm that untether video seems to be quite big in MB

 

Personally I think he should stop whining.

So what do you guys think will this jailbreak be released to us?

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Race to achieve a stable 5.1 exploit is on!

i0n1c, the known iOS hacker and developer of the iOS 4 exploit that ran through three versions (being untether) has now again focused on playing with Apple toys. On his Twitter timeline he had posted images of his iPad 2 jailbroken on iOS 5.1 running Cydia version 1.1.5, this sounds good but the problem is that we yet don’t know if it is tethered of untethered but no matter what, we can consider it as a start.

Here are the images:

You might be happy but that joy will probably end now because there might not ever be a public release by i0n1c.

I said: “by i0n1c” so who is the other one working on it?

pod2g is working on finding an exploit but it seems i0n1c got to it first.

Now let’s focus on the one day old “New iPad“. To tell you in a line.. it has already been jailbroken by MuscleNerd, he posted images on his Twitter timeline of his jailbroken iPad 3rd generation. But we also don’t know if this is untethered or tethered.

Here are the images of The New iPad with A5X processor jailbroken:

Just after MuscleNerd tweeted these picture i0n1c was quick to reply back saying:

That meant i0n1c also has the exploit for the new iPad.

Now reading these tweets I said that this is a hypothetical race… it is not a race in reality (so don’t come back to me with links).

Wat do you guys think, who will be the first one to get the jailbreak exploit to be untethered or stable for release? i0n1c already has one but who will release it first?

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Apple Event Summed Up In Just 90 Seconds!

Missed the Apple event? Don’t have 2 hours to watch the keynote?

Well thanks to the CultOfMac you can get an idea of all the happenings by just sparing 90 seconds of your valuable time.

Check out the round up below:

What do you think about the new releases?

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