iPhone News 2011
11/5/2011 -- Adobe to Drop Flash Development on Mobile Devices
It didn't take a long time until Adobe realize the fact that Flash on mobile devices is not the future. Steve Jobs wrote a letter in April 2010 that was published on the Apple website explaining the whole issue with Flash on the iPhone.
Many times in many occasions Apple insisted that Adobe is not the future on mobile devices, it is HTML 5. Now Adobe admits that flash on mobile devices is not moving in the right direction, from performance point view, and battery life.
Therefore, Adobe decided to stop any new developmental flash on mobile devices, while continue support of Flash on current mobile devices. With over 200 million iOS devices around the world with no Flash support from Apple, Adobe decision was definitely affected by Apple.
10/17/2011 -- iPhone 4S Sale Top 4 Million
With all the critics that came from some media about the new iPhone design being the same as the iPhone 4, 4 millions iPhone 4S are sold in 3 days. So what would have happened if Apple met all the expectations with a completely new iPhone design?!
Apple has proven with every iPhone release that it is not what you can do with your mobile device, but it is how you can do it.
The key factor to this huge number in Apple iPhone 4S sale is that it is the first time for a new iPhone to be available to 3 out of 4 of the US carriers.
It is the first time to Sprint to offer its customer an iPhone, and second time to Verizon which had a CDMA iPhone, and of course it has always been with AT&T.
This is a great iPhone news for Apple and its customers. it is an indication of the sustained success of the Apple iOS and its devices, specially the iPhone. Read the full story here.
10/18/2011 -- iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Top 1 Million
I personally ordered my iPhone 4S caring less about any complaints about the new iPhone design being the same as iPhone 4.
The media and some people expectations about the fifth generation iPhone doesn't make sense, it is a new iPhone from inside.
To me the iPhone 4S brings exactly what the iPhone 4 was missing. It will have Siri, the voice assistant which is a speech recognition system, a great iPhone camera, 1080P video recording, iOS 5 great features like Air Play mirror, and dual core processor for faster performance and graphics.
With complaints that Apple didn't change the iPhone design, the iPhone 4S is a completely new design from inside. With all of this, the iPhone top 1 million pre-orders in the first 24 hours, so what would have happened if it actually did meet people's expectation!?
Compare this number with 600,000 iPhone 4 in the first 24 hours when it was launched last year. This is an amazing iPhone news for the iPhone 4S, and lots of new customers are now coming from Sprint and Verizon as it is a world CDMA iPhone and GSM at the same time.
10/5/2011 -- Apple Lost Steve Jobs
This is a very sad day for Apple and all Apple lovers just one day after a great iPhone news and event.
Steve Jobs passed away at the age of 56. He has been suffering cancerous tumor in his pancreas since 2004.
In 1976 Steve Jobs cofounded Apple with Steve Wozniak. And in Aug 24, 2011 Steve Jobs resigned Apple due to his illness.
I loved Steve Jobs, and I loved watching him on stage presenting exciting Apple products. I will really miss him, but I think he left Apple in a really good shape for many many years to come.
10/4/2011 -- iPhone 4S Revealed
As expected Apple revealed the iPhone 4S in its Media events in their head quarter. Some of the predictions and rumors about the new iPhone were correct while some were wrong. So, here is the great iPhone news.
The iPhone 4S has an A5 CPU which is designed by Apple and already exists in the iPad. It is a dual core processor that runs at 2 times the current iPhone 4 speed.
The graphics in the iPhone 4S is 7 times faster than iPhone 4. Finally, the iPhone camera has improved to 8 mega pixel and is capable of shooting 1080P high definition video compared to 720P in the iPhone 4. It has an image stabilizer for better still images and video capture.
The iPhone 4S is going to be a world iPhone which means it is both a CDMA iPhone and a GSM iPhone at the same time. One iPhone design that works on any network in the world whether it is CDMA or GSM.
The iPhone 4S will come in three sizes, a 16Gb, a 32GB and a 64GB and will be available at the Apple stores in October 12th 2011.
9/25/2011 -- Apple to Announce iPhone 5 in Oct 4th
Apple has schedules Tuesday October 4th for its iPhone Media Event. It is expected to announce the new generation iPhone whether it is iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S.
Some of the new features of the iPhone 5 that are predicted are:
Slightly bigger retina display screen
* Thinner and lighter than iPhone 4
* Faster CPU (A5 Processor)
* 1GB ram instead of 512 on iPhone 4
* 8 Mega Pixel Camera instead of the 5 mega Pixel iPhone 4 Camera
* iOS 5 pre-installed
We just have to wait and see this great iPhone news conference.
8/15/2011 -- Google Acquires Motorola for $12.5 billion
Google decided to purchase Motorola for $12.5 billion. Motorola is a big supporter of the Android OS, and Google thinks that there is a natural fit between the two companies.
Larry Page cofounder and CEO of Google said "Together, we will create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners and developers everywhere"
Google think that this move will improve their customer experience specially with the Android OS. This move will create a closer competition to the Apple iPhone and the iOS. Now, google will own the software and the hardware to make smart phones and computers that will closely compete with Apple which have the same concept. Future iPhone news
Apple is a single company that owns both the software and the hardware for both Mac Computers and the iPhone. This combination of software and hardware is the key to Apple innovation in Mac and iPhone design and is what makes Apple unique in quality. Now Google wants to do the same thing. This on the other hand could be a great iPhone news as we would expect even greater and more unique Apple products such as iPad 3, and iPhone 5.
8/5/2011 -- ATT Charges Jailbreakers For Tethering
It has always been a battle between iPhone jailbreakers and ATT for their iPhone data plan. First, ATT doesn't allow iPhone or iPhone 4 users to uses their iPhone without an iPhone data plan. Therefore, once you are busted, you will see that your ATT bill go up by adding an iPhone data plan.
Now, the latest iPhone news is that ATT is busting jailbroken iPhones which use MyWi to tether their iPhone. MyWi is an iPhone hack that allows iPhone tethering which allows you to use your iPhone or iPhone 4 as a modem or a wireless hot spot and connect any computer or laptop to this hot spot.
This is specially useful for those ATT users who have an unlimited data plan. If you use MyWi a lot, you might receive a text message or a letter from ATT asking you to add an iPhone tethering plan. Just be careful when using MyWi. I hope MyWi is updated in Cydia to block ATT from detecting this feature.
7/25/2011 -- Apple Release iOS 4.3.5
jailbreakme.com hack was the easiest way to jail break any iDevice including the iPad 2, and iPhone 4.
As expected, after the great iPhone news about the fastest and easiest iPhone jailbreak ever release back in July 12, Apple released two iOS updates to completely kill this hack. Apple released an iOS update 4.3.4 that patches this jailbreak just less than 10 days after the original release of jailbreakme.com hack.
Then apple today released another bad iPhone news to update the iOS to 4.3.5 to completely kill this simple jailbreak hack and to patch a security issue. Both iOS updates don't add any new features to the iPhone, they just break your jailbreak. Therefore, if you have a jailbroken iPhone, then don't update your iOS, and if you are a lucky person with iOS 4.3.3 on your iPhone. Then you can still jailbreak your iPhone using jailbreakme.com.
7/17/2011 -- Apple Files Law Suits Against HTC
With the sever competition in the smart phone arena, specially between Apple iOS and Google Android. Some iPhone news that you will hear about are related to patent infringement by different companies.
For example, Apple files law suits against HTC for infringement of 20 patents that involves the iPhone user interface and architecture.
Apple clearly said that they have many innovations and inventions in the smart phone area, and that the competition is closely looking after them.
Apple welcomes completions but they have stated clearly that they will fight any competition that try to steel their innovations and their patents. Apple has all the rights to defend its innovations and its patents.
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that HTC has infringed in 2 patents. Apparently, the 2 patents are in the core of the Android OS. If this is true, then HTC and google will have to work really hard to either find a work around in the OS, or pay licensing fees to Apple.
Based on these law suits, Apple calls for a ban on import of these handsets that include HTC, Nokia, and Nexus One with those patents infringements.
7/12/2011 -- A New iPhone Jailbreak Out
The iOS 4.3.3 gets a really nice and quick jailbreak. This iPhone jailbreak is one of the easiest available jailbreaks ever.
If you wanted to jailbreak your iPhone, and you were reluctant because you were afraid that you don't know how. Then just visit www.jailbreakme.com from your iPhone or iPhone 4 and follow the instructions.
It will only take you 2 minutes, and you will see Cydia installed right on your iPhone home screen. This is simply the easiest untethered jailbreak on the iPhone and the iPad/iPad2.
You must have iOS 4.3.3, so, you need to go to iTunes, and update to iOS 4.3.3 before Apple update the iOS and break this iPhone hack.
You can simply check to see which iOS you have on your iPhone by going to Settings --> General --> About.
You can see in this example I have iOS version 4.3.2. As of today, I can still go to iTunes and update my iPhone to 4.3.3 and then visit jailbreakme.com and in 2 minutes, I can jailbreak my iPhone 4.
If you you see iOS version 4.3.3. Then don't update!! Just go to jailbreakme.com and you can jailbreak your iPhone right now. If something fails or you have an iPhone problem. Then you can restore your iPhone and return back to pre-jailbreak condition or you can try to jailbreak again.
6/10/2011 -- New iPhone 5 Rumors
As usual, Apple is preparing for a new iPhone release. Many iPhone news and iPhone blogs are speculating different names such as iPhone 4S, or iPhone 5.
First I heard of iPhone 4S to come out in September 2011, and an iPhone 5 with a complete redesign to follow.
However, due to the sever competition, it seems that Apple is jumping faster and introducing a new iPhone 5 by either September or October 2011.
This new iPhone 5 will have a dual core processor similar to the one in the iPad 2. It will have more ram, I would think a 1GB as the current iPhone 4 has 512MB. It will also have a better iPhone camera which is 8 mega pixel. It also make sense for this new iPhone to have iOS 5 which is also planned to be released in September 2011.
Other rumors states that it will also have a bigger iPhone screen, and will be thinner than the iPhone 4. Also, Apple is planning to make one global iPhone which can run both GSM and CDMA. So both Verizon iPhone, ATT iPhone and the whole world would have one standard design. But again, this doesn't seem to be coming in this year 2011.
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