More evidence that an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 may be getting a public release popped up on YouTube this weekend. iPhone hacker pod2g successfully jailbroke an iPod touch using an user-land exploit. The video shows the new exploit working even after the device has been switched off and on.
As iOS and Mac have become Apple’s most prominent staples, it is apparent that the traditional iPod is being phased-out by touchscreen devices. Though MP3 players of any sort seem to be synonymous with the word “iPod,” Apple may be taking a step away from iPod branding, as one of
Somebody that works on iTunes must be going “oops” right about now. For a brief period of time, the “My App Updates” page in iTunes mentioned an Automatic Download feature that would allow updates to be downloaded over-the-air without prompts to an iOS device. The line that gave away the
It seems two years really is how often you should buy a new phone at the least, especially if you’re on the smartphone side of the spectrum. A recent rumor reported by MacStories only reinforces this, as iOS 5.0 may (probably won’t) run on iPhone 3GS or older models. Of
Cult of Mac reports that they have received a tip that an overhauled notification system is in iOS’s future. The tip reportedly mentions how Apple is preparing to buy an app development company to assist with the improved notification system. Cult of Mac’s tipster was unsure about which company that
Apple has posted a warning on their iPhone Developers news site, warning them not to use location data to provide location-based advertising in their iPhone applications. They are saying that CoreLocation, the API that lets apps see your location as GPS coordinates, should only be used by apps to provide "beneficial information", and not any sort of paid advertising to make the developer money.
Skyhook Wireless, the company who's WPS and XPS technology is used in the iPhone and iPhone 3G to locate devices based on nearby Wi-Fi networks, released a report recently outlining the number of location-aware applications in the App Store and some statistical information about them. According to public App Store data, over 300 of the apps in the App Store are location-aware.
Remember that code Jonathan Zdziarski found a few days ago that he said allowed the new 2.x iPhone software to phone home to Apple, letting them zap apps that they blacklisted? Initially we weren't really sure if Apple would be using it as a security precaution or to zap any apps that they don't happen to like anymore, but Daring Fireball's John Gruber has another, less dubious theory.