It's a remarkable statistic that speaks to the runaway popularity of the iPhone 4S.
Thanks to an insightful new research note from Chris Whitmore of Deutsche Bank, a new poll of retail stores reveals that Apple is seeing almost daily iPhone 4S inventory outages at some 85% of all the company's retail outlets. The actual percentage, however, may really be closer to 90%.
Ex-member of the Chronic Dev Team, pod2g, returns to the scene with news on an iOS 5 untether bug.
The current status of the iOS 5 untethered jailbreak is still the same at this point; in progress. Both the iPhone-Dev and Chronic-Dev team are tackling this in full force in hopes of getting a working version as soon as practical. Two weeks ago, ModMyi reported that MuscleNerd released some screenshots
Apple’s iPhone 4S pre-orders sold out 10 minutes after becoming available last Friday in Hong Kong.
It looks like Apple’s increased focus on the Chinese market is already paying dividends.
Ticonderoga Securities Analyst Brian White claims that his checks with his sources indicated the iPhone 4S sold out within the first 10 minutes of availability Friday. Concerns about slowed iPhone 4S sales because of Siri not
Want to have some personal app security for when your friends start playing on your iDevice?
Applocker is a tweak developed by Ori Kadosh or cjori as his Cydia alias. The point of this tweak is to be able to lock off certain apps temporarily. You will be able to select a certain handful of apps and choose to lock them off; as soon as you launch and unlock one of your locked apps, the rest of the apps that are locked off will become unlocked as well. So, consider this a secondary security measure for your passcode. If someone watches you enter it and learns how to get into your iPhone (even a friend for that matter), then you are pretty much at their mercy to what they choose to do until you get your iPhone back. This tweak will put down
Thought the only person who could read your text was the creep looking over your shoulder on the subway? Think again. A little program called iSpy can read what’s being typed on a smartphone from nearly 200ft away.
Created by Jan-Michael Frahm and Fabian Monrose from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the software is able to distinguish the letters being typed on a smartphone from about 200ft using HD footage captured from a DSLR. Using footage off a smartphone's camera limits the useful distance of capture to about 10 feet.
The software analyzes the footage by identifying those huge pop-up letters that have become so prevalent on touchscreen keyboards. This allows the software to know which key has been pressed. Sometimes pop ups overlap, but the program is reportedly 90% accurate when it comes to guessing, based on context, which letter was pressed if there is any overlap.
Turning one's back might not prevent those trying to spy on your texts from doing so, the software can even capture footage from reflections in windows or a persons glasses and successfully decode the texts. Somehow, I don’t see a mobile version of this software hitting the App Store any time soon. Invasions of privacy like this don’t tend to go over well unless the creators want to license it to government agencies. Hooray for Big Brother seeing everything I do.
Anyone have a text-disguise app they’d like to recommend or develop?
Apple’s iPhone 4S battery life issue isn't the phone's only problem. A twenty-nine page thread in the Apple Support forums contains user complaints about not being able to hear anything when making outgoing calls.
The bug—reported on all three major carriers—doesn’t occur with every call, but occasionally prevents outgoing callers from hearing anything in their earpiece when making a call. Some cases appear worse than
Google’s chairman and former chief executive, Eric Schmidt recently admitted to the U.S Senate antitrust subcommittee that Siri is a “significant development” in search, potentially posing a threat to his company’s core business. This was all said in the form of a statement to the subcommittee in response to questions from the senators after hearing in September, as noted by the folks over at Neowin. The remarks should be taken with a grain of salt though as the
If you, like me, are a Twitter addict and a long time iPhone user, then you are probably familiar with Loren Brichter. For those of you who don’t know who he is, Loren was the developer of the popular iPhone app called Tweetie, which was later renamed as “Twitter for iPhone.” Twitter ended up buying Brichter’s company, Atebits, last year and incorporated his work into the official Twitter app. After working at Twitter
Infinifolders is an awesome tweak that allows you to extend the amount of apps that you can cram into an iOS folder. Originally, iOS users are locked down to 12 apps per folder by the stock installation. Infinifolders allows you to break that barrier and have as many apps in a folder as you like. You will be able to scroll through the folder as if you were scrolling through a Web Page.
Infinifolders is an invention by Grant Paul, better known as @chpwn. It's not a new tweak by any means, but it has been fully
The last ten years have been good for those fortunate and talented enough to be part of Apple’s Senior Executive team. And not it just got a lot more lucrative.
According to the Wall Street Journal Apple awarded members of it Senior Executive team stick grants worth roughly $60 million dollars valued at current market prices. The document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
Apple is currently estimated to have taken 52% of the handset industry’s operating profits last quarter. This number comes in despite the Cupertino giant only having a 4.2% of the global handset market share. An analyst from Canaccord Genuity, T. Michael Walkley issued a note to investors on Friday in which he estimated Apple took more than half of the industry’s operating profits in the third quarter of 2011. This is a 5% increase