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Jailbreak News: Jailbreak released & Apple signing iOS 6.0.X

Today Matt informs us that a jailbreak has been released for CDMA iPhone 4′s running iOS 5.1. The application to do the jailbreaking only runs on linux so for most of us this means jailbreak tool means nothing. Matt then tells us about how Apple was signing iOS 6.0.X firmware files the other night allowing users to downgrade their iOS devices. Tweaks…

iTunes Radio released to devs in latest iTunes 11.1 beta 1 software

It seemed like we were waiting for years for Apple to finally launch what we’d previously dubbed ‘iRadio’. When the company’s execs announced it on stage at WWDC last month, I think we all collectively and simultaneously applauded and sighed with relief, especially when we discovered that the company had opted for the less cringe-inducing moniker…

China scalpers booking and reselling Genius Bar appointments

A Beijing Morning News report has revealed that Chinese scalpers have taken to booking all available Genius Bar appointments and then selling them online. China’s Apple scalpers are best known for queuing and purchasing new release devices, and then selling them at markup prices, however this new development is a very creative, if rather questionable way…

Apple slowly regaining U.S. smartphone market: up to 42.5%

Figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech show that Apple is slowly regaining the U.S. smartphone market. Figures show that Apple’s share is now up to 42.5%, up very slightly from 39.2% this time last year. Android’s share has dropped from 52.6% to 51.5%. Elsewhere, Blackberry’s share fell from 4% to just 1%, with Windows Phone growing slightly from 2.9% up…

iOS 7 Beta 4 released by Apple

For registered developers, it was anticipated that today could be the day where we would finally see iOS 7 Beta 4 released by Apple, and fortunately the Cupertino company didn’t disappoint. The company has begun its roll out of Beta 4 to registered developers. For users already on iOS 7, head on over to Settings>General>Software Updates to…

‘Pinch To Zoom’ patent rejected by USPTO

In a pivotal development in the Apple-Samsung lawsuit, Apple’s ‘Pinch To Zoom’ patent has been rejected by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. In fact, all 21 claims on the patent have been rejected, in what USPTO has labelled “final office action”. Of course, you’ll be familiar with ‘Pinch To Zoom’, it was one of the most simple yet most effective…

Pegatron investigation confirms budget iPhone [Rumor]

The news that Apple supplier Pegatron is under investigation over working regulations has seemingly confirmed the upcoming release of a budget iPhone. According to packaging leaks, the budget iPhone will be named the iPhone “5C”, the C standing for “color”, because the device will be available in several color variants. A report published by China Labor…

Rumor: iOS 7 beta 4 coming today

It was expected that Apple would release the fourth beta of its iOS 7 platform a week ago. But following some security issues and subsequent developer center downtime, that never materialized. Thankfully, the dev center is back up and running and the latest sources are claiming we should expect beta 4 to drop at 1pm Eastern/6pm British Summer Time. Or…

Packaging for budget “iPhone 5C” pictured

The rumored upcoming budget iPhone has been leaked numerous times over the past few weeks. Just last week we saw leaks of the rear shell of the device, and even compared it to the current iPhone 5. Today, there’s a new leak and this time it comes in the form of a box. The retail packaging for the budget iPhone, or iPhone 5C as it’s been dubbed, has…