Tag Archives: A5

Jailbreak News: No A5+ bootrom exploit

Today Matt informs us that  no A5+ bootrom exploit exists. He explains that if one did exist it would mean that the device could be permanently open to a tethered jailbreak. An exploit like this existed in pre-A5 devices and was called  limera1n. Matt wraps up the video by giving us good news that MuscleNerd, a famous iOS hacker, was asked if…

Jailbreak developer says there isn’t an A5+ bootrom exploit, but jailbreaking is “not even close” to being defeated

According to well known jailbreak developer, MuscleNerd, has said that there is no A5+ bootrom exploit, contrary to what some were hoping for considering the secrecy surrounding Joshua Hill’s newest “openjailbreak” development. A lot of rumors ended up coming from this, and one was the possibility of an A5+ bootrom exploit, which is a low-level exploit that…

Could new A5 chip in Apple TV hint at cheaper iPhone incoming?

There is a lot of speculation floating around with the new Apple TV that includes a smaller A5 chip. This new chip, according to some, could hint at the coming of a new, cheaper iPhone. How? For a couple of different reasons. Chipworks, who did a full rundown of the new A5, has found that it has a core disabled, making the new Apple TV technically a single…

Apple to rebuild iOS to support more processor cores?

  According to what the rumor mill is churning out today, there is a possibility that iOS could see a complete rewrite to support up to 8 core processors before the iPhone 6 release. This coming from Jeffries analyst Peter Misek and the usual “supply chain sources”, the rumor says that Apple could be looking to “re-architect” iOS in order to…

Apple no longer the largest chip customer, Samsung takes the lead

Well this hasn’t happened in a while. Samsung has passed Apple to become the largest chip-set buyer in the world. These semiconducters would be going towards its growing line of smartphones and tablets. Combined, these two companies, Samsung and Apple dominate the rest in terms of how much they spend in this industry, adding up to a total $45.3 billion….

Apple to start building A-series chips in upstate New York?

Some interesting news is starting to spread across the internet regarding Apple and its mobile chip manufacturing. According to a report out of Times Union, the Governor Andrew Cuomo of Albany, New York almost confirmed that Apple is looking into a 3.2 million square foot chip factory to be built somewhere in the state. This would be an ideal place for…

Samsung won’t increase price of A-series processors, says report

If you remember, early this week it was reported that Samsung was raising prices on processor sales to Apple by 20%. The blogosphere erupted over this, causing an unnamed Samsung official to speak with a Korean based newspaper, denying the allegations. This representative also said that the prices are “set at the beginning of the year” and therefore not…

iPad mini jailbreak, iPad 4 jailbreak, and more! [VID]

This week Matt discusses an update to TinyUmbrella, progress on the jailbreak for A5 devices and beyond, and a bit of controversy in the jailbreak community. See If Your Device Can Be Jailbroken!: http://mofodox.me/jbstats Matt’s Tech Channel: http://goo.gl/pclsK Gaming Channel:
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Apple’s iPad Mini Preorders Begin This Friday, Start Shipping Next Week

I have to admit that while I look lovingly at my now old iPad 3, I have every intention of buying the iPad mini. Why? Because I’d love to replace my Kindle and the regular size iPad just isn’t comfortable to read in bed. Perhaps it’s a personal thing, but reading on a “full size” tablet, is just not something I particularly enjoy. Reading on a 7″ size…

Apple hires top Samsung chip designer

Apple has just made a big move in hiring Jim Mergard, a top chip designer from Samsung. This new hire signifies that Apple is steadfast in continuing the design of custom chipsets. Apple’s previous A4 and A5 chips were built on Cortex-A8 and A9 architecture, with some tweaks here and there as needed. With the A6, Apple has built the chip design from…