While we had been hearing news or rumors to be precise that Apple has lost its mind and will be releasing the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and the iPad 3 in October, things seem to have been washed off as the iPad 3 seems to have been delayed. The reason being the lack of screens for the next generation of the iPad. We are talking about the lack of the quality that Retina Display brought forth in the iPhone 4, with this not available by vendors [as per our reports, SHARP being the only one capable to produce these]. To cut the long story short, the iPad 3 is not coming till 2012 next year.
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There has been quite a stir with the holidays approaching and brands readying to introduce huge discounts. And boy I wish I could avail one of those right now. Keeping aside my whining, here’s some good news big stores are offering big discounts on your favorite gadget, the iPhone 4.
Radio Shack was the first to announce the massive discount on the iPhone and today Best Buy has jumped into the bandwagon as well. The deal will let you have an iPhone 3GS for free on contract and this goes live on Friday, December 10. The sad bit is that this is only a one day giveaway and is valid for your existing connections, new ones and for those readying to avail upgrades.
We had talked about the coming of the newest unlocking tools for for the iPhone 3GS and 3G on the iOS 4.2.1. This would unlock you 3G and 3GS models on the 05.13.04 baseband. I guess it is clear for all that the iPhone 4 is not included since it has a different baseband for the OS.
The iPhone Dev team on their blog have written in detail regarding the unlock. One good bit is that this unlock might very well work on your iPad on 3.2.2. Although this has a baseband of 06.15.00 the Dev team specified that it has a similar exploit [AT+XAPP] like the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS. Users will be able to unlock it on their Mac devices using the PwnageTool with the redsn0w set to be released soon. We will be sharing the step by step procedure soon with you all, but for the time being we are sharing what the Dev Team has mentioned on their blog.
While the white iPhone 4 might be a rumor for good our friends across the blogosphere and on Twitter just confirmed that the iPhone 3G / 3GS unlock for all baseband will be rolled the coming Sunday. This release will be come accompanied with the Ultrasn0w update.
However there is one sad news, this unlock will only be available for the iPhone 3G and 3GS on iOS 4.2.1 [all basebands] users, meaning those with the iPhone 4 will have to wait a bit longer. We aren’t sure when exactly is this coming, but it will be soon enough I suppose. The news of the release was recently confirmed by the iPhone Dev Team’s MuscleNerd:
So what does it take to introduce a new Jailbreak for the iPhone? A new version of the iOS. Apple only recently announced the release of the iOS 4.2 Beta for the developers and almost instantly we have got the first beta jailbroken.
The jailbreak hasn’t been officially rolled out to the masses as yet by iH8snow, who is quite famed for numerous tools like the forecast, Snowbreeze, etc. He mentioned it quite specifically in his message on Twitter that the jailbreak was performed on the iPhone 3GS. However one must keep in mind that your iPhone 3GS should already be jailbroken for this to work on. There are issues of course for example the Cydia, Icy and Rock have problems running on the device, but again this is just a test version, which is why iH8snow hasn’t really released this exploit for the public. I guess it wont be long before iPhone 3GS users can actually jailbreak the latest version of the iOS.