iPad’s International Release Delayed by Apple

Apple has just issued a press release, simply, that iPad sold great, and then to take into account the iPad 3G pre-order, so originally expected 4 / 24, the international sale plan next month extension

That is because iPad in the first week we sold more than 50 million units, which demand more than they originally estimated

Therefore, in order to meet current U.S. demand, and the start of the 3G model they intended, therefore, they had to make a decision that iPad international release date, the subsequent extension of one month, until the end of May will be released

Then will be 5 / 10 start so that everyone futures

That which country?

United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Spain, Switzerland

So, ah, Jimmy predict the retail price of the next iPad will certainly soared high

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Quick Tip: Downgrading 4.0 beta to 3.1.3

So you upgraded to the iPhone 4.0 beta and possibly like me you quickly came to regret it because some of your favorite applications just aren’t working right (for me it was Reeder and Evernote). Well, how do you go about the process of getting back to 3.1.3? Well, it’s pretty simple actually. Here’s what I did and what may help you as well.

First, put your iPhone into DFU mode. At this point if you’ve done it properly iTunes will start bouncing in your dock and complaining about finding an iPhone in Restore mode and it can’t be used until you restore it. So, do that. Click restore and the iPhone 3.1.3 firmware will be put onto the phone. But, just when you think all is well, you’re going to get a nasty 1055 error stating that the firmware couldn’t be restored. Don’t worry. This is normal.

Now, you could go through the hassle of going back to 3.1.2 using the keys on Saurik’s server (you have stored your keys there right?)… then using a jailbreak to get back to 3.1.3 but there’s a much easier way. Go to iHackintosh and download a little utility called iRecovery. Once you have iRecovery downloaded, open up a terminal window and type the following:

cd /directory/to/iRecovery then type iRecovery -s

Wait for iRecovery to load then run the following commands one at a time:

setenv auto-boot true
Reboot your phone by holding the home and power button for about 10 seconds, the phone will then reboot, connect to iTunes and activate.
You’re done!

EDIT: So, here’s another few key steps it looks like you’re going to need if you intend to be able to jailbreak 3.1.3 again. I ended up having to downgrade to 3.1.2 – You HAVE to have saved the ECID file with Saurik. Edit your host file (see details here) to include the following: gs.apple.com
With that in place in the host file and your ECID on Saurik’s server you can safely downgrade to 3.1.2. Once the downgrade was done, I immediately loaded up the Pwnage tool, had it build a custom 3.1.3 IPSW and followed the steps to get into recovery mode. Once 3.1.2 was in recovery mode, I switched back over to iTunes and installed the 3.1.3 IPSW. I’m now back on 3.1.3 fully jailbroken and since 4.0 wasn’t able to backup the iPhone properly – I’m even able to restore the phone from the 3.1.3 backup i took yesterday! Huzzah!

(Don’t forget to return your host file to normal when you’re done with all the IPSW tango).

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Dev Team Jailbreaks iPhone OS 4 In Just 19 Hours

That has to be one of the fastest jailbreak ever! Just about 19 hours after Apple gave us a sneak peek at the future of iPhone OS and made the beta available to developers, the Dev Team managed to jailbreak iPhone OS 4.

MuscleNerd just tweeted the following along with a video of a jailbroken iPhone running OS 4 and Veency, a VNC app for jailbroken iPhones.

Something you’ll only find on JB 4.0: VNC http://is.gd/blzeg (BTW don’t bother with betas, they’re *very* buggy!)

There is no realease date and I don’t think this jailbreak will even be made available until the official release of iPhone OS 4. Still, I’m getting all excited just thinking about it.

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Firmware 4.0 – 7 Main New Features – Overview

Apple’s announcement today on firmware 4.0 (which is due to be released summer 2010… dev preview released today) contains over 100 new user features however, they spent the majority of the time focusing on the 7 major new features. This is just a quick overview of what those seven new features are. We will talk about each one separately and more in-depth… as soon as we have them written.

1. Multitasking.
We have been waiting for a stock implementation of this for quite some time now and it seems Apple has been working on it for just as long. They are obviously aware of the affect of multitasking (all of us jailbreakers are also aware of those affects!).

“It’s easy to do this in a way that drains battery life, and a way that reduces performance of the foreground app. If you don’t do it right, your phone will feel sluggish. We figured out how to implement multitasking for third party apps and avoid those things. So that’s what took so long. I’d like to demo it. We have a great UI.”

Multitasking will allow you to run applications in the background such as Pandora (which can be controlled from the lockscreen… pretty sweet), Skype (VOIP), Turn-by-Turn apps (such as TomTom), Social Networking Apps (like Loopt or FourSquare), games, allowing things to download in the background… etc.

You will be able to view a list of backgrounded apps by double-tapping the Home Button.

“I’m gonna launch mail, this has a URL — so I jump to safari — so I want to go back to mail… I double click the home button and a window raises that shows me all the apps that are running.”

There are a lot more features to the new Multitasking and we will go into those on a separate post.

2. Folders.
Folder (similar to Categories in the jailbreak community) is a feature that allows you to put your applications into topic specific folders. For example, you could create a Games folder which would contain all your games. This makes finding applications quicker and easier.

Applications can be added to a folder using the stock “move” feature… you know, when you tap and hold and they all start wiggling… and then drag and dropped into a folder.

“I want to make a folder with games in it. I have several games, so I just push my finger on an app, they start to jiggle, and I just drag one app on top of another and it instantly makes a folder. It also automatically names the folder based on the categories of these apps, or I can rename.”

After a folder has been created, it can be moved anywhere on the device… including the dock.

They also seemed to throw the ability to change your iPhone/iPod touches wallpaper into this category as well. So, you are also now about to set an image as your actual wallpaper and not just your lockscreen.

3. Enhanced Mail Application.
The enhanced mail includes a “unified inbox.” This means that all of your mail will be in one inbox however, it does allows for the ability to focus on one specific email account as well as the ability to organize email by thread.

A few other cool features are the ability for more than one Exchange account and “the ability to get an attachment and open it with an app for the app store.”

4. iBooks.
Yep, if you were feeling a little left out that the iPad had iBooks and the iPhone did not, fret no more. They have implemented iBooks into the 4.0 software. It basically looks the same as the iPad version. The ebook reader will allow you to “wirelessly sync your books between platforms” as well as include free Winnie the Pooh.

5. Enterprise.
This includes; better data protection, mobile device management, wireless app distribution, multiple Exchange accounts, Exchange Server 2010, and SSL VPN support.

6. Game Center.
This is basically a social gaming network… think Xbox Live. It will include; the ability to invite friends, achievements, leaderboards, match making… etc. It isn’t clear if this will be available with the release of the 4.0 firmware this summer. They said that it will be available for everyone, “later this year.”

“Gaming is extremely popular on the iPhone and iPod touch. We have 50,000 games. We want to make gaming even better on the iPhone — so we added a social gaming network.”

7. iAd.
These are basically interactive advertisements with-in applications.

“We have a lot of free or reasonably priced apps… we like that, but our devs have to find ways to make money. So our devs are putting ads into apps, and for lack of a better way to say it, we think most of this kind of advertising sucks.”

So, apparently they created there own advertising method. It’s pretty in-depth. The ads will be interactive including things like; games, wallpapers, maps, downloads, videos… right within the ad. It is almost as if the ads become their own application.

4.0 Release Info:

“We are releasing it for end users for iPhone and iPod touch for users this summer. For the 3GS and iPod touch 3rd gen. And, for iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2nd gen, they will run many things… but there are some things they won’t run, like multitasking. And, we’re bringing OS 4 to the iPad this Fall.”

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Apple will reveal iPhone 4.0 operating system on Thursday, April 8.

Apple will reveal iPhone 4.0 operating system on Thursday, April 8. Can you jailbreak iPod touch 4.0? You can definitely jailbreak iPod touch 4.0 with the iPod touch first generation, and iPod touch second generation, but the iPod touch third generation will probably be tethered (which means you will need to jailbreak it again every time you reboot your iPod touch).

A hacker named comex, recently discovered an iPad jailbreak, which is untethered and works on iPod touch and iPhone as well but won’t be releasing it until iPad 3G is out. If the iPad jailbreak is released before iPhone OS 4.0, Apple has enough time to patch the exploit and force iPod touch third generation users to have a tethered jailbreak instead of an untethered on. For now, you can download iPhone toolbar (works on Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari) to receive instant updates on when the jailbreak is released.

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