Apple News | App Store Downloads Top Two Billion

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Apple today announced that more than two billion apps have been downloaded from its revolutionary App Store, the largest applications store in the world. There are now more than 85,000 apps available to the more than 50 million iPhone and iPod touch customers worldwide and over 125,000 developers in Apple’s iPhone Developer Program.

“The rate of App Store downloads continues to accelerate with users downloading a staggering two billion apps in just over a year, including more than half a billion apps this quarter alone,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “The App Store has reinvented what you can do with a mobile handheld device, and our users are clearly loving it.”

Today, iPhone and iPod touch customers in 77 countries worldwide can choose from an incredible range of apps in 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel. With the recently introduced iTunes 9, it’s now easier than ever to organize and sync your apps right in iTunes and they will automatically appear on your iPhone or iPod touch with the same layout.

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The jailbreak for iPhone 3G[S] is confirmed and coming soon ( ! GeoHot and the iPhone DevTeam recommend people who are planning to Jailbreak and Unlock to DUMP a ECID/iBSS file for your iPhone 3GS before Apple patches on the current exploit (24kpwn). This is JUST IN CASE

Asphalt 5 Intro Cinematic for iPhone [Video]

Gameloft has posted the intro cinematic for the upcoming Asphalt 5 racing game for iPhone and iPod touch.The new version is expected to be released in October 2009.Asphalt 4: Elite Racing is currently available from the App Store for $4.99.You can take a look at the video below... has released a dual SIM card for iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3Gs.

This is a very innovative design, it gives your a DUAL SIM for your iPhone 3G / iPhone 3Gs / iPhone 2G.

With this Dual SIM, you are no longer to hassle with your network problems when you are travelling from one country to another country.

- One iPhone with 2 SIM Cards (see note below)
- No need to cut your SIM CARD
- STK Menu (see installations below)

This accessory is compatible with:
- iPhone 3G
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 2G (1st Generation)

Set-up inside your iPhone:
- Home ==> settings ==> Phone ==> SIM Applications: select your desire SIM card
(If you don't want it to select SIM card for you when the signal is low, please don't select "auto/SW)

Note once you've chosen to another sim card, it will have a message "No SIM Card installed", please wait 1 or 2 minutes, it needs aound 1 ~ 2 minutes to search, during this time, "No SIM" will appear in the top right of your iphone's screen.

Package Contents:
- Dual SIM Card for iPhone / iPhone 3G / iPhone 3Gs x 1


- This Card does NOT support DUAL STANDBY Mode but you can switch between them.

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Asian Invasion Continues for the iPhone

Over the summer, as reported on MMI, Apple's growing presence in Asia earned it the distinction of "Asia’s most admired multinational company," according to the Asia 200 survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal.

Although Apple only ships less than 20% of its product line to Asia at present, the rapid growth in that part of the world suggests we're bound to see more Apple in Asia. And that's exactly what PC World is reporting this morning.

South Korean authorities cleared the iPhone for sale in the country on Wednesday by lifting a legal bar on operation of location-based services by Apple, a spokesman for a government regulator said.
This is a bigger deal for Apple and the broader smartphone community than most will likely recognize. For the Korea Communications Commission to be "flexible" about anything is usually a big step all by itself. But when it comes to global communities opening themselves up to a greater degree than ever before to accommodate new technologies, that's really something to celebrate.

Unlike Apple having to ditch Wi-Fi from the iPhone model that will be introduced in China this year, Apple isn't finding itself having to make many changes in order to gain regulatory approval for the device in South Korea.

But if the clearance hadn't been granted, Apple would have encountered some substantial obstacles in rolling out their iPhone in that part of the world, particularly since they would have needed a local operator in South Korea to run the location services and "manage user privacy for the data gathered."

The arrival of Apple's iPhone will also dramatically cut into the virtual lock that Samsung and LG Electronics presently have on the South Korean electronics and mobile phone marketplace.

South Korean mobile carrier KT is in talks with Apple about offering the iPhone, but details are not yet available, a KT spokesman said.

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iTunes 9.0.1 is safe for jailbreakers

iTunes 9.0.1 is safe for jailbreakers and unlockers (but remember if you update to official 3.1 IPSW, you'll lose unlock!)

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Real Soccer 2010

Application description Real Soccer - the #1 soccer game on the App Store - is back for the most exciting season yet! The 2009 edition was acclaimed by all the press. With its new graphics, controls, game modes and online features, the 2010 opus is raising the stakes even higher.*** “A "must have" for any football fans out there” from Touch Arcade.*** “Excellent soccer sim that proves iPhone can handle the beautiful game” from PocketGamer (9/10, Gold Award).EVEN MORE CONTENT- 8 leagues, 245 teams and real players’ names thanks to the FIFPro license- Voice commentary for a TV-like broadcast of the match- 14 stadiums entirely modeled in 3D to the slightest detailNEW ONLINE REAL TIME MULTIPLAYER- Go head-to-head with friends online (Wi-Fi) or in local mode (Bluetooth + Wi-Fi). - Take part in official matches with Gameloft LIVE! to improve your ranking.NEW GAME MODES- Enter The Legend: Play as your favorite player on the field during the whole match and manage your career as a pro soccer star- Club Master: Take part in a whole season with your favorite team and strengthen it through trades- RS League: Online leaderboard to compare your performance with other Real Soccer players over the world.YOUTUBE VIDEO UPLOADUpload your best replays directly to YouTube, rate the videos of the community on and try to be selected for the Top 10 of the month.SOCCER RSS FEEDSoccer RSS feed to get all the latest soccer scores directly from the game’s main menu.ONLINE UPDATE OF THE DATABASEDownload the most recent players database to always keep your game up to date with the latest transfer news.IMPROVED CONTROLS- New direction pad for a more precise soccer experience.- Easily select your player by touching him on the screen.Get ready for a total soccer experience!------------------------------------------Are you a soccer fan, or want to know everything about this game? Follow us on Twitter: a fan of Gameloft on Facebook: fans of soccer, sports games, Steven Gerrard, bicycle shots in the top corner of the nets or 30m highly-powerful shots.Other Gameloft games you may like: Let’s Golf!, NFL 2010, Real Tennis 2009, Asphalt 4 and Ferrari GT: Evolution.------------------------------------------Online experience may vary depending on the quality of your Wi-Fi network connection.Optimized graphics on the 3GS and on the 3rd generation iPod touch.Published and developed by Gameloft.
New in this version
Languages English, French, Japanese, Spanish
Requirements Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch Requires iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later

App Store Resource Center

Today Apple announced the App Store Resource Center in an e-mail to iPhone Developers. The App Store Resource Center is a single destination where developers can find anything they want to know about submitting their app to the App Store.
The App Store Resource Center contains three sections:
Prepare for App Submission – Get started with
iTunes Connect, including setting up your user accounts, submitting contracts, tax and banking information, and gathering application information.
App Store Approval Process – Ensure your application is ready for submission and learn what to expect during the app approval process.
Managing Apps on the App Store – Make the most of your presence on the App Store and learn what you can do to manage your app once it has been posted.
iPhone Developers can access the App Store Resource Center at Apple is known for having a really strict approval process, but with this resource I believe that developers will find it easier to find out what steps they can take to prevent their apps from getting rejected

Apple issues iTunes 9.0.1 software update

Today Apple issued an update to iTunes for both Mac and Windows users. The newest version is now iTunes 9.0.1.
Here are the new features/fixes Apple included in iTunes 9.0.1:
1. Improved app syncing for iPhone 3.1, and iPod Touch 3.1.1.
2. Fixes issues with browsing the iTunes Store through iTunes.
3. iTunes 9.0 had a bug which caused it to be unresponsive at times, this has been fixed in iTunes 9.0.1.
4. Fixes iTunes 9.0 bug which prevented syncing Podcasts in iPhone/iPod Touch playlists.
5. Genius is updated automatically to show Genius Mixes.
To update to iTunes 9.0.1, Mac users can go to Software Update and install it. Windows users have to open iTunes and click Help – > Check for Updates.
Here are the direct download links to iTunes 9.0.1:
Download iTunes 9.0.1 (Mac)
Download iTunes 9.0.1 (Windows XP/Vista 32-bit)
Download iTunes 9.0.1 (Windows 64-bit)

Saurik through a new message in his official Twitter channel,

Saurik through a new message in his official Twitter channel,
inform all about the return to the 'Home Page' of Cydia
ability to save your own certificate ECID even in firmware

In the past, we provided several guides in order to save
the ECID of your iPhone, or that certificate that will allow
to install a custom firmware even if Apple will change
the process of checking the authenticity of the software. All this
is much easier thanks to Cydia, which can save
automatically, by clicking on a button, storing,
subsequently, the server Saurik.

Specify, however, that the ECID saved now (speaking
holders of firmware 3.1) will not allow you to run anyway
downgrade the new firmware to a previous one, but could still
useful for the foreseeable future.

All iPhone owners 3GS, therefore, must perform this
procedure (when it becomes available for such Jailbreak
device) to make sure you can run the Jailbreak
with any firmware released by Apple itself.

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Saurik Creates Signature Server for iPhone 3GS Jailbreakers

Saurik has created a signature server to help iPhone 3GS jailbreakers circumvent the new downgrade restrictions.With the iPhone 3GS, every time you restore the firmware iTunes contacts Apple to verify the restore. Apple can then choose to sign off on the restore or refuse it.With the release of iPhone 3.1 Apple is now refusing to sign the 3.0 firmware. This means that you cannot downgrade.So in order to bypass this restriction you need to save the verification information Apple sends back when doing a verified restore. After iTunes sends Apple your ECID (unique-chip-id), if verified the firmware file will be personalized, integrating the ECID, SHSH (signature hash), and CERT blocks into was created to save a file that contained just the signature hash for the iBSS file, as that is "sufficient"; however, someone needs to write a tool to use this file. Saurik's solution saves the entire personalized firmware set required by iTunes to do a restore (full set of SHSH blobs) which will let you do a normal DFU restore in iTunes.Unfortunately the ability to generate a full set of SHSH blobs via Cydia was only available for a very limited time. As soon as iPhone 3.1 was released Apple stopped signing the 3.0 firmware. If you were one of the lucky ones and managed to have Cydia save your 3.0 or 3.0.1 ECID SHSHs then Saurik has created a server that duplicates the functionality exposed by Apple's signature server. By changing your hosts file to include iTunes will now contact Cydia for authorization to restore.You can find the hosts file here: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts (Windows) or /etc/hosts (Mac OS X).For the majority of users who did not get their ECID SHSHs on file with Cydia for 3.0 there is still hope. The greenpois0n exploit should provide a jailbreak for the 3.1 firmware. At this point it is imperative that you have Cydia save your full set of SHSH blobs for future downgrading. We will be posting tutorials on how to use these features once they become available.Saurik's writeup on this matter is far more detailed; however, we wanted to provide a simple overview of the situation. Use the link below to learn more...



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Future-proofing the 3GS jailbreak

If there’s one thing we’ve been stressing the last few weeks, it’s that if you want to keep the jailbreak or unlock on your 3GS, you should resist all urges to install Apple’s official firmware updates without knowing if a jailbreak exists for that version yet. Unless another (different) bootrom exploit is found for the 3GS that doesn’t require a “foot in the door” with a signed official iBoot, then accepting official updates willy-nilly may cause you to be cutoff from the jailbreak. And it will definitely cause you to be cutoff from the carrier unlock.

Now, there are ways to ensure that even after taking an official 3GS update (which you really shouldn’t do!), that you’ll nonetheless be able to revert to a jailbreakable 3GS (this is NOT true for the unlock, see NOTE #1 below). We’ve been explaining these methods (like the iTunes /tmp technique) over the last few weeks, and there’s been some great discussion and feedback for the methods in the comments.

Having said all that, we realize that some of you updated your 3GS to 3.1 anyway. If you want to come back to the world of the jailbreak (but NOT the sim unlock, sorry!) then saurik’s new “on file” server may be able to help. He’s got all the details in a new article so do check it out.

Even if you did not update your 3GS to official 3.1 (good job! You really shouldn’t do that!), then you should still read the article and make those changes today. We fully recommend redirecting your iTunes signing process through saurik’s “on file” server to future-proof your 3GS jailbreak through all future updates.

NOTE #1: the carrier sim unlock is a different story. Jailbreaking and unlocking have two different security mechanisms, and if you update your 3GS (or 3G) to 3.1, you will lose your carrier unlock, possibly forever. Even if you downgrade from 3.1 to 3.0, you will have lost your carrier unlock. So if you think you’ll ever want to carrier unlock your 3G or 3GS (or maybe give it away or resell it later as an unlockable iPhone), then please stay clear of all official Apple IPSWs. You’ll soon be able to create custom 3.1 IPSWs using PwnageTool that let you pre-hack your 3.1 update in a way that preserves the carrier unlock.

NOTE #2: The custom IPSW flow using PwnageTool also ensures that even if Apple fixes all the iBoot holes, you’ll still be able to retain your jailbreak through later updates. That’s because a jailbroken iPhone will happily accept a custom (pre-jailbroken) firmware update even though it’s not blessed with Apples signatures. This is the “once jailbroken, always jailbroken” approach. It’s very powerful, but it requires you to only update to pre-hacked IPSWs.

NOTE #3: None of this applies if you have an iPhone 2G, iPod touch 1G, or iPod touch 2G. The iPhone 3G is also unaffected by Apple’s signing process for the jailbreak, but it is susceptible to permanent loss of the carrier unlock as mentioned in note #1.


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3.1 firmware gives the iPhone 3G (and the iPod touch)

I have heard that the 3.1 firmware gives the iPhone 3G (and the iPod touch) video editing capability so, I decided to check it out. Indeed, the firmware update does allow the iPhone 3G to edit video (without jailbreaking mind you). Below is how it works.

You will first need someone to email you a video file (I had Doug email me one he took with his iPhone 3GS). Once you have received the video, you can open the email and select the arrow on the lower menu bar. This will give you five options; Reply, Reply All, Forward, Save Video and Cancel. Once you select Save Video, the video will get saved to your Camera Roll. You can then go into your Camera Roll and select the video.

After selecting the video, you are able to watch the video and edit it. To edit a video, tap on the timeline at the top of the page you can then drag your finger to the start and end points on the video. When you select trim, you have the option to trim the original video or save the trimmed potion as a new clip in your Camera Roll.

So, even though you can’t take video on your unjailbroken iPhone 3G… I guess you can at least edit it. I’m not really sure there is a huge purpose to this feature but, there you go.

I only tested this on an iPhone 3G but, it is said to work on an iPod touch running 3.1.1 as well.

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Rrpair iPhone LCD change new LCD iPhone

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Six Icon Dock

Upgrade you iPhone to six icon
This tweak allow you to have 6 icons in you dock.
NOTE lt will no work if you have five lcon dock installed (it's ether or)

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Apple is Aces in Asia

Image via Bloomberg News

Investors who are keen on The Wall Street Journal may take another look at Apple stock after reading today's paper. The venerable pillar of all things financial is out with a favorable splash feature about Apple's "outsized reputation" in Asia.

Apple has earned the distinction of Asia’s most admired multinational company, according to the Asia 200 survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal.

Apple held just a 1.6% share of the personal-computer market in Asia in the second quarter of this year, and a 0.6% sliver of the region's mobile-phone market, according to technology market-research firm IDC. Yet Apple skyrocketed to the top of our annual Asia 200 survey this year, and was ranked by readers as the region's most admired multinational company. Last year, Apple ranked seventh.
The far reaching consensus is that, while their market share is minimal, their presence is large. And although Apple only ships less than 20% of its product line to Asia at present, the rapid growth in that part of the world will eventually come full circle to improve our experience with Apple both in North America and Europe.

Gamers, for example, take their play time very seriously in Asia - perhaps to an even greater and more competitive extent than some US teenagers. Asia's growing love for the gaming apps - and their growing appetite for Apple products in general - could, for example, help force the company to finally roll out adequate gaming hardware or button functionality for the iPod and iPhone.

Apple clearly wants to dominate the Asian market. And with Asian consumers placing demand on quality technology and streamlined, steady upgrades, the concern that some Apple fans have (that the company is growing lazy, as illustrated by the lack of a real wow-factor at Wednesday's media event) may finally fade from sight.

The release of the iPhone, Apple's latest must-have gadget, in Asia has helped buoy the company's profile in the region. More than 2,000 people in Singapore queued up for hours when domestic carrier Singapore Telecommunications launched the iPhone on July 10. The customer at the front of the line reportedly waited for 11 hours.
Asia is banking on Apple, and Apple is banking on Asia.

How could that relationship ultimately prove anything less than favorable for Apple customers here at home?

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iPhone 3GS owners can no longer restore to firmwares 3.0 or 3.0.1

As of this morning iPhone 3GS owners can no longer restore to firmwares 3.0 or 3.0.1. This is due to the fact that Apple has stopped signing these files and if you try and restore using one you'll get an error. So this means you should be very very careful until 3.1 is jailbroken because if you mess up your phone... you can only go up to 3.1 as of now. Additionally if you do not have your IBSS and IBEC signatures and you restore, you may never be able to jailbreak again.

iPhone 3G and first generation owners should still be able to restore with no problems.

Updating to iTunes 9 Does Not Affect Jailbreak or Unlock

MuscleNerd from the
Dev-Team says that it is safe to update iTunes to iTunes 9 even if your iPhone or iPod Touch is jailbroke and/or unlocked. So, if you have a jailbroke/unlocked device… go ahead and updated iTunes. However, do not update to firmware 3.1 via iTunes. We haven’t heard anything official on the 3.1 firmware update and how it affects jailbreaking and unlocking yet. We will keep an eye on the Dev-Team for more info.

Information on Jailbreaking 3.1 from saurik

Upgrading your iPhone 3G[S] to 3.1 may make it unable to be jailbroken ever again. It is hope that, in the near future, an exploit will be found for 3.1 (which now has been found). If you must upgrade to 3.1, you should only do so if you have an ECID SHSH “on file” with Cydia. It is assumed (but not yet known) that this information will be usable to allow one to download to 3.0 at a later point.
Note: Apple will not allow you to downgrade to 3.0 of the firmware anymore. They have taken this ability away from us. Users that have agreed to let me hash their keys with Apple and store them will hopefully be able to downgrade to 3.0 soon, but users who did not do this (even if they have saved some information themselves) will have to wait for someone to build something to use that information (my hashed are more complete). Note that not everyone got these from me that asked: 1,500 people asked after the window closed. As additional 250 were even told they they got hashed correctly, when they had not (I have fixed the display that it broke).

I wish I could have gotten this service out sooner, but a bunch of issues kept aligning to make it not come together until Sunday :( . From all of us to Apple: we don’t like you either. :(


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