The original PDF (jailbreak file) was previously hosted at www.ipad2jailbreakpdf.weebly.com, however, it has since been removed. For those of you still wanting to unofficially jailbreak your iPad 2 on iOS 4.3, download the PDF below (open it). This is the same PDF that was originally hosted. It is recommended to wait until the official jailbreak is released.
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Sneak Peak: Angry Birds Valentine’s Day Edition
If your like me your an Angry Birds addict (I’m addicted to almost all games) and your looking forward to new levels in Rovio’s famous game Angry Birds, well your in luck. Rovio will be introducing a free update to Angry Birds seasons which already includes the Halloween and Christmas editions, the free update will be a Valentine’s Day themed edition of Angry Birds.
Below, I uploaded a group of images of the upcoming iOS game, which will be available for Angry Birds fans on February 14.
Verizon to Offer $30 Unlimited Data Plan for iPhone 4
The Wall Street Journal recently reported their conversation with Verizon Wireless COO and soon-to-be CEO, Lowell McAdam, regarding the iPhone 4 data plan:
“I’m not going to shoot myself in the foot,” he said. Not offering an unlimited plan would put up a barrier for customers who might otherwise switch from AT&T, he said. The country’s No. 2 carrier still has millions of subscribers grandfathered into unlimited plans they signed up for before AT&T switched to tiered pricing last summer.
But you’d better act fast. Speaking later Tuesday morning, Mr. McAdam said the iPhone unlimited plan will be a temporary offer and that the carrier will follow AT&T’s move to tiered pricing in the not too distant future.
Asthe iPhone 4′s data plan pricing is now confirmed, TechGeec will have full coverage of Verizon’s iPhone which will be released February 10.
Apple Announces the 10 Billionth iOS App Downloaded
Apple has just announced who downloaded the 10 billionth iPhone application and what it was. They stated:
With more than 160 million iPhones, iPod Touch, and iPad users worldwide. The 10 billionth app downloaded, Paper Glider, was purchased by Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, UK. As the winner of the App Store Countdown to 10 Billion Apps, Gail Davis will receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card.
It’s amazing that after only a little more than 2 years, Apple has already sold 10 billion iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad applications. Congratulations to Gail Davis most likely won’t need to buy anything from iTunes again.
Screwgate: Apple Begins Changing Screws on iPhone 4
Apple has always preferred their products to remain their products even after they have been sold. For example, Apple continues to play the “cat and mouse” game with the iPhone Dev-Team to try to prevent jailbreaking as well as pouncing on companies who sell white iPhone 4 conversion kits. This common behavior in Apple has shown once again as they now replace the common #00 Phillips screws used in many of their products, specifically the iPhone 4, with new 5-pointed tamper-resistant pentalobe screws. These are extremely uncommon and are meant to keep iPhone 4 users out of their phones. Some might argue that it’s their products and that they should use whatever products they feel work best. The problem isn’t necessarily that they are producing new iPhone 4s with these screws, but that when customers bring their iPhone 4s into Apple stores for repairs, they are returned with these new screws in place. Also, if your warranty has expired or had been voided, you will need to perform these upgrades yourself. While in some cases you shouldn’t be tampering with the internals of your iPhone, it’s your phone and if you need to do a repair on it, with these new screws you simply can’t.
If for some reason you need to remove these tamper-resistant screws, the drivers are not only rare but expensive. In response to this, iFixit has created a $9.95 “iPhone 4 Liberation Kit“, which contains a Pentalobular driver to remove the new screws, two #00 Phillips screws to replace them with, and a corresponding Philips driver. The only downside, however, is that removing the Pentalobular screws may cause them to be unusable; but in the end, that’s essentially the whole point of replacing them.
Steve Jobs’ Medical Leave of Absence Could Hurt Apple’s Success
Steve Jobs has, for the third time since 2004, been granted a medical leave of absence by the Apple board of directors and according to the Wall Street Journal, COO Tim Cook will once again be running day to day operations for the company.
This should come as no surprise when we saw Tim Cook announce the Verizon iPhone with Verizon President and COO, Lowell McAdam, instead of Steve Jobs. On the same day that Jobs’ leave was announced, Apple’s (AAPL) stock tumbled an astonishing 8% which revived concerns over the company’s long-term success once Jobs’ time comes for him to step down from Apple.
Quate (via Steve Jobs):
At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.
I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple’s day to day operations. I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011.
I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can. In the meantime, my family and I would deeply appreciate respect for our privacy.
Apple Going to Release Photo Booth App for iOS?
The people at iSpazio are showing some interesting line code that one of their viewers found in the iOS 4.3 beta. It looks like Apple is preparing to release some sort of photo filtering functionality for the native camera app. like Photo Booth.
The picture above isn’t very clear, but there seems to be a reference to a compressor view, X-ray mode and a couple of others. Knowing how popular photo filters are lately, it’s clear there is demand for such a feature. Will Apple bring something new to the table, or just add it as a gimmick? I don’t know, but it’s very interesting nonetheless.
No Home Button on Next iPad?
In the first Beta release of iOS 4.3, we saw that Apple added some interesting new multitouch gestures. Apple noted this:
Test Multi-Touch Gestures for iPad
This beta release contains a preview of new Multi-Touch gestures for iPad. You can use four or five fingers to pinch to the Home Screen; swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar; and swipe left or right between apps. We are providing this preview before releasing them to the public to understand how these gestures work with your apps. Test them and give us your feedback on the Apple Developer Forums
I noticed one thing, like the iPod Nano there is no home button, therefore to exit to the home screen you have to pinch the screen, so I’m assuming that the next generation iPad will have no home button due to these new multitouch gestures. I amusing this because Apple just released the first beta of iOS 4.3 and the next iPad is suppose to be released or announced sometime in February so the dates are all adding up. So I’m making a prediction that the next iPad will have no home button.
Let me know what you think by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on the post below!
BREAKING: Apple Seeds iOS 4.3 to Developers
Apple just seeded iOS 4.3 Beta 1 to developers! I’m going to see what is in the new firmware and update this post A.S.A.P.
UPDATE #1: The firmware works for iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Apple TV
UPDATE #2: It’s still unknown at this time what is
in iOS 4.3 since all developers are currently downloading the firmware and haven’t had a chance to install it but this is what is rumored to be in the new OS: Support for personal hotspot functionality as seen on th
e Verizon iPhone. Possible support for recurring billing for App Store content subscriptions such as News Corp.’s forthcoming tablet-focused news publication, The Daily.
UPDATE #3: It’s official, the new iOS Beta allows devs to send video from apps or websites to an Apple TV. There’s also a new beta of the Apple TV software for testing it out . The Apple TV doesn’t have any version notes, so I don’t know if it offers any additional features. One thing I’ve noted is the I’m not seeing any mention of mobile hotspot functionality, and considering the Verizon iPhones we saw were running iOS 4.2.5, we’ve got a feeling everything still hasn’t been merged up. I’ll let you know if I find anything else out.
UPDATE #4: Apple posted this note on the firmware discription.
Quote (via Apple Developer):
“Test Multi-Touch Gestures for iPad
This beta release contains a preview of new Multi-Touch gestures for iPad. You can use four or five fingers to pinch to the Home Screen; swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar; and swipe left or right between apps. We are providing this preview before releasing them to the public to understand how these gestures work with your apps. Test them and give us your feedback on the Apple Developer Forums.”
UPDATE #5: I’ve also noticed that Apple totally revoked the firmware beta for the iPod Touch 2G and iPhone 3G, does this mean that those devices have become another member of the Apple Graveyard? Or does it mean that since this update is focused on AirPlay and those devices don’t have AirPlay support? I’ll let you now soon!
UPDATE #6: Looks like there is one more update, it seems that Apple has included the new mobile hotspot feature that we saw yesterday in the Verizon iPhone announcement in the new iOS 4.3 Beta 1 update.
UPDATE #7: Looks like there are a few more features. The biggest one, the iPad mute switch can now be toggled back to the rotation lock switch. Another feature is Apple adopted a new FaceTime icon for iPod Touch, and iPhone 4. One more is that Apple now allows users to have Full Screen iAd banners.
UPDATE #8: Gizmodo posted a video here: (iPad Multitouch Gesters) showing off the iPad multitouch gesters. Hope you enjoy.