Apple showed off its new wares to the world today, but the biggest surprise wasn’t a shiny new “one last thing…” gizmo. Nope: it’s that the 2009 iPhone 3GS getting iOS 6. Is this the longest lasting smartphone ever?
With the iPhone 5 allegedly due out late next month or early October, industry insider DigiTimes has come forward with its 2011 iPhone shipments and forecasts. The site believes 2011 iPhone shipments will reach 95 million units, a surge of 138 percent compared to the 39.85 million shipped in 2010. Even more impressive are the iPhone 5 shipments which are estimated to reach 25.5 to 26 million in 2011 — that’s more than the combined 2010 third and fourth iPhone shipments.
On Friday, August 6th, Apple began seeding iOS 5 beta 5 to its developers. As OTA updates and manual installations commenced, the team behind redsn0w worked furiously to jailbreak the 700MB+ update. Redsn0w version 0.9.8b5 is a tethered only jailbreak for third and fourth generation iPod touch, iPad 1, iPhone 3GS and GSM iPhone 4 users.
The Apple iPad 2 remains atop the tablet food chain despite a seemingly endless supply of competition. As HP and RIM enter the race it seems as though appreciation for Apple’s slate grows stronger. Reports have surfaced suggesting Apple plans to ship five million units this month — a figure that dwarfs the competitions’ sales. Now we’re hearing word an updated iPad 2, dubbed the iPad 2 Plus, could be coming later this year. Does Apple need to update the iPad 2 so soon?
Apple has slowly left older iPhone owners behind as new iOS updates arrive. The original iPhone is off in the mists of time now and the iPhone 3G lost its pass to new features when Apple dropped it off the list of devices supported by the iOS 4.3 update.
Now a rumour suggests that the iPhone 3GS (which is still on sale remember), could miss out on iOS 5…
Tired of being locked own to a carrier and ready to travel the globe with your iPhone (3G, 3GS, 4)? Well good, the next bit of news is just for you. Two new services promise to make your dream of an unlocked iPhone a reality, without voiding your warranty or installing custom software. If you have the money to play, Cut Your Sim and GSM Phone Source have the best game in town.
If you are the proud owner of an iPad 2, or one of the millions of iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 or original iPads, it’s time to update. Apple has release iOS 4.3.1, an incremental update which addresses the occasional graphics glitch affecting the fourth generation iPod touch. The update also addresses bugs related to activating and connecting to some cellular networks.
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