We know Apple and Steve Jobs do not believe in customer surveys much. But, Apple had a customer survey on its MacBook Air. The survey apparently had several questions related to 3G connectivity and if it is to be believed, Apple may want to heed the results of the survey this time around. Most customers have suggested that they would want to see Apple build their next MacBook with a built-in 3G motion along with the Wi-Fi. It is believed that Apple may want to go ahead with this new suggestion, but there is nothing clear about this enhancement.
The survery asked user’s questions about how often they connected to the internet using 3G and what type of devices were they using to connect to 3G networks. We know that the New MacBook Pros are due in a couple of weeks, but will they have the 3G option?
According to believable sources, Apple is planning to bring the new MacBook Pros into the market in a couple of weeks from now, which will mean the second generation MacBook will be out in the first week of March. Apple has already put the units into production and the shipments are getting ready for the first week of March. Apple had initially thought of launching the new MacBooks in the second week of February, but a delay from Intel’s side with regards to the delivery of Sandy Bridge processors eventually delayed Apple’s production and release date too.
Now that the flaw in the processors has been rectified and the production started, one can expect that Apple would want to launch the new McBook Pro on the 1st of march which would be a Wednesday. As we know, Apple likes launching their products on Wednesdays.
If you were just happy that you jailbroke your iPhone using the GreenpoisOn hack iOS 4.2.1 successfully, hang on. There’s a twist in the tale. Apple has apparently introduced a jailbreak detecting API on iOS 4.2.1 which is blocking jailbroken devices from opening ebooks. This inherent API which was supposedly dropped by Apple in iOS 4.0 has found its way back and is blocking the iBooks 1.2.1 app from reading purchased protected DRM content.
The following message is being showed on iOS 4.2.1 devices when trying to open protected DRM content –
“There is a problem with the configuration of your iPhone . Please restore with iTunes and reinstall iBooks.”
The hacker dev community is quite upset with this move from Apple and has criticised saying that it is beginning to attract many to dislike them. Jailbreaking has been deemed legal, so now we have to wait and see if Apple is going to be sued for not allowing purchased content on a jailbroken device.
The latest buzz is that iOS 4.3 would be launched on the 28th of February. We also heard rumors last week that iOS 4.3 was going to be out on the 14th of February and later on the 15th, which apparently has not happened. According to earlier rumors, the iOS 4.3 upgrade was supposed to be launched at 10 am PST and for those who were waiting eagerly, the launch did not happen. The delay in the release could be due to the extension of subscription date for The Daily.
Wondering what does the subscription of The Daily have to do with the launch of iOS 4.3. We know that iPad 2 will be featuring The Daily. For The Daily can only be implemented on iOS 4.3 systems until which time, the subscription would remain useless not allowing any income. So, it is now in the hands of The Daily to release iOS 4.3.
The latest rumor about the iPhone 5 is that Apple is testing a prototype with a keyboard which would apparently slide out. Apple is apparently testing three prototypes, one among which is one with the sliding keyboard. Well, if the rumor which is based on the news from a Taiwanese website were to be true, then Apple could be striking a huge blow at RIM Blackberry. Blackberry users have shown their disinterest in Apple iPhone just for the very fact that Apple lacks a keyboard. Now, if the keyboard were to come along on the iPhone 5, there is every chance that Blackberry would experience a further decline in its market share. The rumor about the prototype which was also tweeted mentions of a hidden keyboard that would slide out when required.
Other improvements in the upcoming iPhone 5 could be a 1GHz processor and better camera (could be 8.1 mega pixel camera) while keeping the rest of the features intact. Let us wait and see.
We had the news on Go Rumors yesterday that Apple is planning to buy Samsung PLS displays in order to improve the viewing angles on the iPhones. Rumor has it that these displays are going to be four inches in measurement, which would mean Apple would be bidding it’s usual 3.5″ touchscreen adieu. Guess this is Apple’s answer and an attempt to stay amidst all the Google Android devices which are now coming with bigger and better displays when compared to Apple. According to a buzz from upstream component suppliers of Taiwan, Apple would also be using 1 GHz dual core Cortex A9 processors.
Now, if the 4″ display would enable a retina display or something that is going to be better than that is still unknown. But if the rumors and the buzz from the Taiwanese company were to come true, Android devices would be left behind for sure.
The Mobile World Congress has finally kicked off. On the first day at the MWC in Barcelona, the South Korean giant Samsung and the Japanese giant Sony showcased their range of new smartphones and tablet devices based on Google’s Android OS. While Samsung showcased its Galaxy S smartphone and the next generation Galaxy Tab tablet, Sony Ericsson unveiled its Xperia Play – the playstation induced mobile phone. Sony is also planning to ship the new gaming handsets soon.
The MWC which is going to last two more days is going to see many more mobile products in the next couple of days with the like of RIM, Motorola and HTC eagerly waiting to unleash their products. No doubt, Android is the leading phone OS in the world right now and it is topping every other OS at the moment by some margin. But, Apple’s products are in the waiting and anything can happen.
Based on inside sources, The Korea Times has reported that Samsung will be supplying their PLS (Plane to Line Switching) display to Apple which will be used in the making of. Right now, Apple is using the IPS (In-Plane Switching) display which are bought from several other companies amongst which there is LG too. The PLS LCD displays were unveiled by Samsung in November 2010. Seems like Apple is apparently impressed with the viewing angles of the PLS which are much more improved when compared to the present IPS displays in the iPad.
But, the earlier rumors have said that the next generation iPad was going to possess the same retinal display as its predecessor. This is because, using higher pixel levels would endanger the battery life considerably.
We will have to wait and see which rumors would become reality now.
Apple is definitely responding to Google’s challenge with various new products expected this summer from them. It was reported last week that a prototype of an iPhone, approximately two-thirds the size of a normal iPhone was spotted. If the rumors and reports are be believed, this smaller iPhone would cost much lesser when compared to the iPhone 4. Also, the smaller phone is expected to be released alongside the iPhone 5, which is expected to be in this summer.
According to reports, the smaller iPhone would be lighter in weight (which is of course understood) and a smaller edge-to-edge touchscreen. Also, included in the phone would be a voice enabled navigation feature. This voice enabled navigation system could be a reference to “Siri”, a voicenavigation feature which was acquired by Apple last year and is expected to feature in the iPhone 5.
No other details about specs are out yet. So, we will have to wait and see how Apple plans to reduce the size.
Have you recently purchased an Apple TV 2G and would like to learn how to jailbreak it using greenpoisOn? If so, then follow these instructions step by step that will guide you through the entire procedure to jailbreak the Apple TV 2G on the iOS 4.2.1.
Firslty, the things that you will require :
1. You will need to download GreenpoisOn :
GreenpoisOn is a jailbreak tool that supports almost every major Apple device running the iOS. A new RC6 version has been released which jailbreaks the Apple TV 2G running the iOS 4.2.1. GreenpoisOn is available for the mac as well as the Windows platform. You can download it from here.
2. Download the iOS 4.2.1 for the Apple TV 2G using anyone of the links below :
- iOS 4.2.1 for the iPhone 4.
- iOS 4.2.1 for the iPhone 3GS.
- iOS 4.2.1 for the iPhone 3G.
- iOS 4.2.1 for the iPod Touch 4G.
- iOS 4.2.1 for the iPod Touch 3G.
- iOS 4.2.1 for the iPod Touch 2G.
- iOS 4.2.1 for the iPad
3. A microusb cable that will connect your Apple TV 2G to the mac.
Now lets get started with the jailbreaking procedure :
Step 1 :
Firstly you have to make sure that you have updated your Apple TV to iOS 4.2.1 via iTunes and, if not then please check for the updates through the software update section in the Apple menu.
Step 2 :
Now launch GreenpoisOn RC6 and click on Yes when prompted for Apple TV 2G jailbreak.
Step 3 :
Next, follow the onscreen instructions to put the Apple TV 2G in DFU mode.
Connect your Apple TV via the micro-USB cable leaving the power disconnected, then simultaneously hold the MENU and PLAY/PAUSE buttons for 7 seconds to put it in DFU mode.
Step 4 :
Once in DFU mode, click on the Jailbreak Button on GreenpoisOn RC6 and sit back and relax till it completes the entire jailbreaking process.
This is it. You have now jailbroken Apple TV 2G on iOS 4.2.1.