This is the seventy-second episode of my series titled “BestTechInfo And Rumors”! This series is all about providing current and accurate technology related news and rumors. In this episode I discuss the legality of Jailbreaking, Geohot’s return to hacking, an iPhone 5 rumor, Apple’s sales and more. Links to the articles discussed in this episode:
Two exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in 2010 clearly state that both Jailbreaking and unlocking your phone is legal inside the United States. However, both amendments to the DMCA are set to expire and be re-evaluated in 2012 (just two short years after the amendments were added).
According to 9to5Mac’s anonymous Foxconn source, Apple is preparing their next-gneration iPhone (currently referred to as the “iPhone 5″) for production stages. Their source also claims that there are at least two prototype devices hovering around the factories making it impossible to distinguish which one is being prepared for mass-production.
With the assistance of a Jailbreak tweak called Belfry, you can now install 6 native iPhone-only apps on your iPad – it will give you the following apps: Calculator, Weather, Clock, Stocks, Voice Memos and Compass.
Apple Has Broken All Previous Sales Records During This Holiday Quarter: 37.04M iPhones, 15.43M iPads And 5.2M Macs
Earlier today Apple revealed their quarterly earnings – they’ve broken all previous sales records across all product categories (except the iPod)! This quarter is the first time that iPad sales have surpassed 15 million and Mac sales have exceeded 5 million. Additionally, it was estimated that Apple would sell 30 million iPhone units this quarter […]
According to BusinessInsider, George Hotz (more commonly known throughout the Jailbreak community as Geohot) no longer works for Facebook – a job he reportedly maintained from June of 2011 until January of this year. Geohot is best known for the creation of two major Jailbreak utilities, Blackra1n and Limera1n (surprisingly the main Limera1n exploit is […]
It’s been a little more than three days since Absinthe (an A5 iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak tool) was released and earlier today The iPhone Dev Team revealed some extremely interesting Jailbreak statistics. According to the Dev Team, almost one million iPhone 4S’ and iPad 2s have been Jailbroken using The Chronic Dev Team’s new Absinthe […]
Samsung is trying to hit Apple where it hurts, again – this time they’re mocking iPhone users and the iPhone’s lack of any real native navigation software.