As you may know, Apple officially unveiled iOS 5.1 yesterday with a couple of new features which include Japanese support for Siri, as well as the permanent camera shortcut on the lockscreen. And now, it has already been jailbroken by none other than the famous iOS hacker, MuscleNerd. Unfortunately, this is a tethered jailbreak, meaning you will have to boot your iOS device in tethered mode if you turn it off or run out of battery. Read More
A report that was released earlier this week states that Apple is preparing another software update for iOS. The update is said to include a version of Siri that is more integrated into the OS, for example it will have the ability to turn your WIFI and Bluetooth on and off, sources claim. It may even have the ability to take pictures and videos for you. We don’t see how this one could be practical for day to day camera use. We believe that the primary reason for using Siri is that it allows you to be handsfree. Surely, some more useful features could be added, like having the ability to update your Facebook and Twitter accounts using Siri. Siri could use some development with its nationality, for example at present you cant use Siri to find maps or directions on your phone outside of the U.S. This has caused many people to be disappointed with the new assistant feature.
As well as debuting iOS 5.0.1 to developers over the last few days, Apple have decided to ship it to regular users that are willing to test it. It appears that they have addressed the battery life issue that many of us have been unhappy with. If you haven’t ever heard of it, this update was released to a certain amount of people via Apple’s AppleSeed program. Read More
One of the main problems iPhone 4S users were facing was the battery issue’ which caused the iPhone 4S battery to drain quite fast. Now, with the release of iOS 5.0.1, Apple has addressed and apparently fixed this issue, a great news for iPhone 4S users.
We have been wondering about this a lot too, but “FightThePowersThatBe” just shared the idea out loud on Reddit. Starting from iOS 4, Apple introduced multi-tasking for iOS, and from then on it allowed you to double tap the home button to switch between Apps. As iOS is now able to multi-task, users can also tap and hold the Apps in the bar that comes up to close already running Apps to save battery life.
Today, Apple released iOS 5, with more than 200 new features including a whole new notifications center, iMessage, Twitter integration, and loads more. Along with this, Apple has also released its ‘Cards’ application on the App Store that lets you send actual cards from your iDevice.
iOS 5 with all its breath taking new features will be available for download stating October 12. At the event, Scott and Eddy Cue took us all over the magical tour of iOS 5 again demonstrating its amazing capabilities. Here are the top ten features they discussed. Read More
Apple has announced that the iCloud backup will be reset, and users will be unable to backup and/or restore, till the final release, which is apparently why they are resetting iCloud. Since iCloud is in developer testing at the moment, we expect the iOS 5 Gold Master (GM) to be released in early October as well. Read More
MuscleMerd has confirmed reports that stated that he had visited the Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, California, causing many to consider the possibility of Apple hiring yet another member of the unofficial iOS Jailbreaking Community.