iPhone 5 Rumor Bingo Card

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Category:breaking news -- posted at: 11:06pm EDT
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Here is a very quick summary of the latest quarterly numbers from Apple:

Rev =  $28.6 Billion  (82% growth year over year)

Total Cash = $76.2 Billion - Up $10.4 Billion from the end of the last quarter

 

Last Quarter Sales

iPhones Sold =  20.34 Mil   (up from 8.4 Mil the year ago quarter)

iPads Sold = 9.25 Mil  (183% Growth yr/yr and they sold all they could make)

iPod Touches Sold = Not given as usual

All iPod's Sold = 7.5 Mil - but said over 50% were iPod Touches.  Est = 4 Mil iPod Touches sold last quarter.

 

Misc Notes

>222 Mil iOS devices sold total by the end of the last quarter

228 Carriers around the world for iPhone - Plus 42 carriers. Total of 115,000 pts of sale.

105 Countries have the iPhone at the end of last quarter - Plus 15 countries. 

91% of Fortune 500 companies have deployed or are testing iPhone.

>$2.5 Bil in payments sent out to developers of iOS Apps

iPad is now in 64 Countries.  

86% of Fortune 500 companies have deployed or are testing iPhone.

 

Category:breaking news -- posted at: 2:38pm EDT
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Here is a wrap up of what was announced at WWDC with regards to iOS 5.

 

Scott Forstall started off giving an update to some numbers.  

 

There are now over 200 Million iOS devices sold.  Which Apple claims is the number one mobile Operating system with 44% share vs 28% share for Android and 19% share for RIM - with Other filling in 9% share.  Numbers from Comscore for US April 2011.  So that is not Global - just US Mobile Installed Base.  

 

Over 25 Million iPads sold in the first 14 Months.  

 

Over 130 Million downloads from the iBookstore.

 

Over 425,000 Apps currently in the App store with over 90,000 being iPad Apps (Smoke that Honeycomb). Over 100,000 of the 425,000 are Game and Entertainment Apps.  

 

Over 14 Billion App Downloads and Apple has paid out over $2.5 Billion to Developers.  

 

64% of Mobile Browser Usage is via Safari vs 27% for Android - Source Net Applications - for US April 2011.  

 

Next up was the important stuff - iOS 5 Additions - Over 1,500 new API's and over 200 new User Features.  Scott then went through what they called 10 "Key" new features.  

 

Which are:

1. Notifications - As in improving how they work.  Greatly improving them as in not having Push's notifications interrupting you or worst yet them disappearing when you unlock. Actually you can still have a push message interrupt you with a pop up alert or you can have them as a banner at the top of the screen that allows you to keep on doing what you were doing.  Apple has created - Notifications Center - where all your notifications are collected in one place. It includes Push Notifications, Phone Messages, Text Messages, Plus stocks and Weather.  Plus they are adding Notification info to the lock screen.  If you are thinking this sounds a lot like the Jailbreak App - Notifier - you would not be alone in thinking that.  For more on the Jailbreak App Notifier listen to Ep 142.  

 

2. Newsstand - Which is essentially the same as iBooksstore but just for Newspapers and Magazines.  

 

3. Twitter Integration - Universal Login for your account in settings - which is shared with any apps using twitter (possible security issue?) Twitter option in Camera App for sharing photos. Plus tweeting from Safari, Youtube and maps.  Plus Twitter is added to contacts and you can use peoples Twitter photos in your contact list.  

 

4. Improvements to Safari - They added a button called Reader - which pulls out the chafe and centers in on the story you are reading.  Just tap on "Reader" button when it appears in the title bar and it just brings in the text and images for that article and allows you to change the text size.  If you tap on the side or on the Reader button again it goes back.  Also while in "Reader" mode you can email the content of the article - not just the link.  For all those of you that email me in articles where before you were copying and pasting - this will be a nice addition.  They also Added "Reading Lists" to Safari - which is a way or bookmarking articles to read at a later time or on another iOS device and Safari on Mac and Windows too - as the reading list is sync'd via iCloud.   They Also added Tabbed Browsing to Safari (About Time).  You can have up to 9 tabs open at any time and switching between them is very fast.  Also you can drag the tabs around to get them in the order you want (Very Nice feature).  

 

5. Reminders - Think digital post-it notes.  You can be reminded of things to do by Location or by date.  

 

6. Camera Updates - First is adding a button to the camera from the lock screen.  You can take photos with out entering passcode - but can't access other photos.  I think college students will have fun with this feature and their friends iPhone - just sayin.  They also now allow you to us the volume up button on the iPhone 4 to take pictures. (Yes that is the same feature they kicked someone else's Photo App out of the App store for - again just sayin). They added pinch to zoom in the camera - no more having to try to get on the slider to zoom.  Auto Exposure Lock (NICE!!!) you can set the exposure on a person and then move around and the exposure stays set.  You can now edit photos on your iPhone - Crop, Red Eye Reduction and Auto Enhance.

 

7. Mail Updates -  Adding Rich Text Formatting (Yawn and sometime annoying), Indentation Control, Draggable Address between To, CC and BCC (About Time), Flag Messages or Mark as unread, Search now searches the content of the Entire Messages not just To, From and Subject - YEAH!!! (and again About Time), For the enterprise users support for S/MIME.  You can now choose to show the 50, 100, 200, 500 or 1,000 most recent emails - The last two options being new. 

 

UPDATE 6/9/11 - One big new feature - Being able to add multiple mailboxes to your email accounts including Pop Gmail accounts right on the iOS device.  This was the biggest complaint of my Wife on email on the iPad and he favorite new feature in iOS 5.  She also likes that it now says it is deleting the email and not archiving it.   

8.  PC Free - Which means no more needing a PC to setup an iOS device.  So now an iPad can be your ONLY computer or at least you don't need to update your old computer to support your iPad.  Now software updates will be over the Air. (Air being Wifi) And updates are Delta Updates - which means just what changes is what you download - no need to download the entire 666 MB file.  Plus any things you previously needed to set up on your computer - ie a new Calendar - can now be done on the iOS device.  

 

9. Game Center Update (Yawn) - Added Photos, Game and Player Recommendations, Game Downloads, Add dev support for Turn-based games. 

 

10. iMessage - Messaging service between all iOS Devices.  Can Send Text Messages, Photos, Video, Contacts, Group Messages.  Plus you get Delivery Receipts and Read Receipts and Typing Indication to see if you are about to get a return message.  Supported over both 3G and Wifi.  All is sent Encrypted.  If you are thinking "wow the Phone carriers must be pissed about this" you would not be alone in thinking that.  

 

11.  Split Keyboard (iPad only) - Mentioned in the email section - but deserved its own number as it is for all system apps.  You can now for the iPad split the keyboard and move it up or down.  This make it much easier for those that want to / need to type with thumbs while holding the iPad. Quick testing of this feature and I found it very frustrating to get the keyboard positioned where I wanted it (It is beta I am sure they will get that worked out) but once I did get it where I wanted it - wow - what a difference in sending emails and typing notes.  Especially when standing and holding the iPad - the Split works for both Landscape and portrait modes and the position you finally settle on is remembered from App to App - until you accidentally merge and dock it - and then you start all over with the frustration of repositioning them - Apple needs to improve this before going gold in the Fall. This is one of those features you will love or hate.  

 

12.  WiFi Sync to iTunes - This should have been in the top 10 for sure and was barely mentioned in the keynote.  This is one of those features that previously you needed to Jailbreak for - So once again with a major update to iOS it is clear Apple is looking to Jailbreakers for new iOS features. Apple may say they are against Jailbreaking - but it seems like the perfect Alpha testing ground for next gen iOS features. Just sayin.  

  

13. In All Apple said there were over 200 new features for iOS 5 - some of the other new features that they showed up on the projector included:

- AirPlay Mirroring

- Alternate routes in Maps

- Hourly Weather Forecasts

- New iPad Music App (Which I do not like one bit.  It really screws over Podcasters. Hopefully this will be fixed before full release)

- Option to Speak Text Selection

- Swipe to Delete Songs and Playlists

- iTunes Tone Store

- Personal Dictionary

- VoiceOver Action Support

- VoiceOver item Chooser 

- Real-Time Stock Quotes

- Custom Vibration Patterns

- LED Flash on incoming Calls and Alerts

- Multitasking Gestures

- Accessible Input for Mobility

- Wirelessly sync Exchange Tasks

and more...

 

iOS 5 Beta is now available to Devs (lots of Applause). iOS 5 for the general public will be available some time in the Fall (Anywhere between Late September and Late December - NO Applause).  iOS 5 will support the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2, iPod touch 3rd and 4th gens - plus any new iOS devices released before or when iOS 5 is made available.  

 

Next Steve came back on Stage to talk about MobileMe Part 2 - or what they now call iCloud.  Guess if a product does not do well - Kill its name and start over with an iName.  Ok Ok - Steve did say it was more. "iCloud stores your content in the cloud and wirelessly pushes it to all your devices." The big difference with Apples approach to the cloud is that iCloud is integrated with your apps, so everything just happens.  As Steve said "It Just All Works". So I guess it is different than MobileMe.  MobileMe was seen leaving the SanFran strapped to the bottom of a Bus - Steve put it there in his speech saying about MobilMe "It was not our finest hour". MobileMe was basically Contacts, email and Calendar.  Which Steve says they started over with the three, Apple built them from the ground up for iCloud.  There is also one big difference between MobileMe and iCloud.  MobileMe cost money - iCloud is FREE.

 

The Shared Calendars is nice - you and your significant other can share calendars quite easily and as soon as one of you changes / adds and item in that calendar on their iOS device or Mac - it will update right away on any device that is sharing that calendar. 

 

With Mail with iCloud you can get a free Mail account with a @me.com address.  New messages get pushed to all your devices and it keeps your inbox and folders up to date across your devices.  

 

With iCloud it also automatically can download a purchased App to all of your devices.  So buy the Tii App on your iPhone and it will automatically downloaded to your iPad and or iPod Touch.  If you don't go for autodownloads you can check your app purchase history from any of your iOS devices and for any apps you don't have downloaded already on that device - you will get a little iCloud logo next to the app indicating you can download it for free. 

 

iBooks works the same way as the Apps with iCloud, and it also syncs up where you are in a book from your current iOS device to all your other devices.  So you can put down your iPhone when you get home and pick up your iPad and the iPad will already know where you are in that book. 

 

They added wireless backup to the cloud.  Automatic daily backups via Wifi of your important information.  It backups your purchased music, device settings, Apps, App data, Books,  Camera Roll including both Photos and Video.   

 

Apple also added "Documents in the Cloud" - It automatically uploads to the cloud any documents you are creating in Pages, Keynote and Numbers - and pushes them out to your other devices.  Apple is also releasing the API's that they used for their apps - so others will be able to take advantage of Docs in the cloud.  This will work across all iOS Devices, Macs and PC's.  

 

Photo Stream is another new feature in iCloud.  You can take photos on any device and it automatically uploads the photos to iCloud and then pushes them out to all your other devices including Macs and PC's.  On the Mac it is built into iPhone and on PC's they use Pictures Folder.  It also works with Apple TV.  iCloud will store each photo for 30 days, Your iOS devices will store the last 1,000 photos and you Mac and PC's will store all photos for ever.  

 

The last feature of iCloud is iTunes in the Cloud.  Don't mistake this for a streaming music service - it is not. It is about giving you access to any music you purchased in iTunes to all your devices at no additional charge.  This is a pull feature not a push feature for your past music.  For future music you can select an option that new purchases will also automatically download to all your other devices.  Being able to redownload for FREE your old purchased music is a great new feature - I was able to get back some Led Zep and Pink Floyd songs i thought were long lost.  You can have up to 10 devices sharing the music.  

 

FREE seems the be the biggest and best feature of iCloud.  To get iCloud on Any iOS device running iOS 5 just enter in your Apple ID and password and that is it.  You get 5 GB of Free storage for Mail, Documents and Backup.  You can of course purchase more storage as needed.  However you may not need even the 5 GB as Purchased Music, Books, Apps and Photostream do not count against your storage.  


When you update to iOS 5, the first time you log in it will ask you to sign in with an AppleID - which is to set up iCloud, the App Store, iTunes Store and more on your iOS device - it then sits there for a few seconds before moving on.  Then you are taken through the options which are turned on by default but you can turn off if you want - iCloud, then Find my iOS device, and Diagnostic. It is a pretty quick process.  

 

I am not going to go over all of the things that did not make it into iOS 5 (Yet).  That will be for future podcast episodes.  

Category:breaking news -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT
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I will be speaking on two panels at Blogworld NYC on May 25th.  

 

http://blogworld-nyc2011.sched.org/speaker/walch

 

Above link takes you to both sessions.  One is at 2:30 PM on the 25th and it deals with Advertising for Podcasters.  

 

The other one is at 3:45 PM on the 25th and it has to do with getting an App built for your podcast.  

 

I am looking forward to attending blogworld again and seeing a lot of the old time podcasters.  John Wall from Marketing Over Coffee (and the M-Show) will be there as will CC Chapman.  Paul Colligan who I used to do Today in Podcasting with is organizing the tracks for podcasting this year.  Chris Penn, Jason Van Orden, Andrew Baron, Cliff Ravenscraft and David Prager are all going to be there and presenting as well.  

 

If you are going to be there please make sure to contact me and let me know or at least drop by the sessions I am speaking at.  

 


Category:breaking news -- posted at: 9:46am EDT
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UPDATE: 10/9/11 - DON'T USE JAILBREAKME.COM - THE SITE HAS BEEN SOLD AND CAN NOT BE TRUSTED AT THIS TIME. 

UPDATE: 7/6/11 - THIS TUTORIAL ALSO NOW SHOWS USING JAILBREAKME.COM

 

This is for Jailbreaking - NOT for unlocking.  If you want to take your iPhone to another carrier (unlock) then this is not the tutorial for you.  

Note: This tutorial works for iOS 4.3.3 for the iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 3GS, iPad1, iPod Touch 4th Gen, iPod Touch 3rd Gen.  If your iOS devices is not listed it is not supported with this tutorial.  AND NOW WITH IPAD2

There are some very good articles on how to jailbreak but many miss a couple of steps that new jailbreakers need to know especially when it comes to using Cydia - the resource for finding and installing jailbroken apps.  This tutorial tries to help those first time jailbreakers by covering both the jailbreak process step by step and also how to use cydia to install an app.  

Do not try to jailbreak if you don't like when things go to (expletive). If you need your device for your business and being without it for any period of time will cause you to loose your job - stop now.  If you get mad at your significant other at how they fold towels or put the toilet paper on a roll - Jailbreaking is probably not for your personality.  Sometimes things break and your device will likely crash more often then if it was not jailbroken.  Apple "claims" jailbreak voids your warranty if that is an issue stop now.  Note Squaretrade's warranties still cover jailbreaking.    


If your iOS device is already jailbroken - then check out this video tutorial on how to back up your jailbroken iOS device.  (Thanks Brian for putting this together.)

Step 0 - Before you start make sure you update your iOS device to iOS 4.3.3 if you have not done so already.  If you do not know how to update your iOS device jailbreaking may not be for you.  

 

 

TO JAILBREAK WITH HTTP://WWW.JAILBREAKME.COM - SIMPLY VIA YOUR iOS DEVICE RUNNING iOS 4.3.3 (ANY IOS DEVICE) IN MOBILE SAFARI GO TO THE LINK JAILBREAKME.COM   YOU CAN THEN FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON YOUR iOS DEVICE AND SKIP TO STEP 16 BELOW. 

 

Step 1 - Close out iTunes and Turn off your iOS Device (make sure your iOS device is connected to your computer)

Step 2 - Create a folder called "jailbreak433" on your desktop.

Step 3 - Download Redsn0w from the following links

Redsn0w 0.9.6rc16:

Mac 

Windows 

Step 4 - Extract from the zip file (by double clicking) and drag the folder into Jailbreak433 Folder on your desk top.

Step 5 - Download the IPSW file for your iOS Device. (This will take some time as it is a big file - Over 600 MB)

IPSW (Firmware)

iPhone 4 - GSM 

iPhone 3GS   

iPad 1   

iPod Touch 4th gen   

iPod Touch 3rd gen 

Step 6 - Move IPSW file into your Jailbreak433 folder. 

Step 7 - Open the Jailbreak433 folder and then the Redsn0w folder and launch the Redsn0w App.

Step 8 - Click the browse button and find the Jailbreak433 folder and choose the IPSW file (Firmware).

Step 9 - Click the "Next" button once the firmware has been successfully identified

Step 10 - You will then be taken to a screen on the Redsn0w app that asks you to "select your options" - Instal Cydia will already be selected.  For most users that is all you want selected - However if you want to try out multitask Gestures - now is when you want to select those.  Once you have selected your options click "Next"

Step 11 - You need to make sure your iOS Device is both turned off and connected to your computer.  Do not connect via a USB hub or Keyboard or monitor port - Connect directly from the Computer USB port to the iOS device.  

Note: If you connect your turned off iOS device to the computer at this stage - it will likely turn on your iOS device.  If so after it boots up - hold down the power button and slide to turn it off again.  

Once you confirm you are connected directly to your computer and the iOS device is turned off - you can click "Next" - Note this next step will take some good timing and following of directions.  

Step 12 - As soon as you click Next - you will need to hold down the power button for 3 seconds

Step 13 - Then you will need to continue to hold the power button while you hold down the home button for 10 seconds

Step 14 - Then you will release just the power button while continuing to hold down the home button for 15 seconds.

If you / when you mess this step up by releasing the wrong button(s) you can click the back button and try again. 

Step 15 - You will see a message saying Waiting for reboot.  

Then one that says "done"  Do NOT click on Finish yet.  

On your iOS device you will see a bunch of activity including some code - Do not remove the iOS device from the computer.  After a minute or so you will see a Pineapple with legs and a message Moving Applications.  At this point just be patient the jailbreak process is finishing up.  It will take a few minutes for the process to finish and for your iOS device to reboot. If it has been more than 10 or 15 minutes and the iOS device screen is all black - tap the home button one time - chances are it finished and you missed it.  If it shows the slide to unlock screen you can then click "Finish" in the Redsn0w App.  

That is it - you are jailbroken.

Step 16 - You can now find the Cydia App on your iOS device.  It is a brown icon and labeled as "Cydia".  Note some reports say right after the jailbreak - the Cydia App is showing up as all white - but after a reboot of the iOS device it returns to its normal brown icon.  

Step 17 - Tap on the Cydia App to launch it.  The program will do some maintenance the first time you open it. 

Step 18 - Once it is done it will open up and you should see a screen that looks like that below.  Note some times after the first launch it takes you back to your home screen - just go back and open Cydia app again.  

  

One App almost everyone will want and that works on the iPhone's, iPod Touch's and the iPad is the app Backgrounder.  This app allows true multitasking on your device and it is free.  To install this app Tap on "Search" in the bottom row of Cydia and then in the search box type "backgrounder"
 

 
Next Tap on "Backgrounder from BigBoss" the second one - not the one that says "(2.x only)"
 

 
Then Tap on "Install" in the upper Right corner
 

 
Then Tap on "Confirm" in the upper Right corner
 

 
At this point you have installed your first jailbroken App. It is recommended you open up Backgrounder and adjust some of the settings. 
 

 
First tap on "Global".  After you make your donation that is.  
 

 
Set all the switches to "ON".  Then go Tap "Back" and then Tap "Control"
 

 
Finally scroll through and select how you want to be able to enable and disable backgrounding for apps.  Personally I like the "Short Hold" of the Sleep Button.  It makes it very easy to enable and is not likely going to be enabled by accident.  
Thats it you are now jailbroken and have your first real jailbroken app running on your device.
Please understand sometimes installs of apps are interrupted - in which case you need to try and re-install.  Things are not as stable when you jailbreak - expect some additional crashes and conflicts between apps. 
 
Note: If you have an iPad - do not - repeat - do not - install Five icon dock - it will really mess up your iPad and you will need to restore it.  However that app works great on the iPhone and iPod Touch.
 

Category:breaking news -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT
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Apple broke their silence today and responded with a Q&A press release - HERE -  That answers many questions about the Location Data being cached on your phone.  Bottom line - this was a bug and your exact location was never being tracked (which the later was obvious if you looked at the data).  Here is what Apple plans to do: 

 

Sometime in the next few weeks Apple will release a free iOS software update that:

  • reduces the size of the crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower database cached on the iPhone,
  • ceases backing up this cache, and
  • deletes this cache entirely when Location Services is turned off.

In the next major iOS software release the cache will also be encrypted on the iPhone.

 
 
I will go over the entire PR on the next episode along with many of the other stories and any items not covered by the PR.  
Category:breaking news -- posted at: 9:29am EDT
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Here is a very quick summary of the latest quarterly numbers from Apple:

Rev =  $24.7 Billion  (83% growth year over year)

Total Cash = $65.8 Billion - Up $6.2 Billion from the end of the last quarter

 

Last Quarter Sales

iPhones Sold =  18.6 Mil   (up from 8.8 Mil the year ago quarter)

iPads Sold = 4.7 Mil

iPod Touches Sold = Not given as usual

All iPod's Sold = 9 Mil - but said over 50% were iPod Touches.  Est = 5 Mil iPod Touches sold last quarter.

 

Misc Notes

189 Mil iOS devices sold total by the end of the last quarter

iTunes Store = >$1.4 Bil Revenue for the Quarter. 

$12.3 Bil Rev from iPhone 

186 Carriers around the world for iPhone. 

90 Countries have the iPhone at the end of last quarter. 

88% of Fortune 500 companies have deployed or are testing iPhone.

>$2 Bil in payments sent out to developers of iOS Apps

iPad is now in 59 Countries.  

 

Category:breaking news -- posted at: 10:44am EDT
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Update: Make sure to read the comments at the end of trouble shoot help.  

 

 

This is for Jailbreaking - NOT for unlocking.  If you want to take your iPhone to another carrier (unlock) then this is not the tutorial for you.  

 

Note: This tutorial works for iOS 4.3.1 for the iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 3GS, iPad1, iPod Touch 4th Gen, iPod Touch 3rd Gen.  If your iOS devices is not listed it is not supported with this tutorial.  

 

There are some very good articles on how to jailbreak but many miss a couple of steps that new jailbreakers need to know especially when it comes to using Cydia - the resource for finding and installing jailbroken apps.  This tutorial tries to help those first time jailbreakers by covering both the jailbreak process step by step and also how to use cydia to install an app.  

 

 

Do not try to jailbreak if you don't like when things go to (expletive). If you need your device for your business and being without it for any period of time will cause you to loose your job - stop now.  If you get mad at your significant other at how they fold towels or put the toilet paper on a roll - Jailbreaking is probably not for your personality.  Sometimes things break and your device will likely crash more often then if it was not jailbroken.  Apple "claims" jailbreak voids your warranty if that is an issue stop now.  Squaretrade still covers jailbreaking.    

 

If your iOS device is already jailbroken - then check out this video tutorial on how to back up your jailbroken iOS device.  (Thanks Brian for putting this together.)

 

 

Step 0 - Before you start make sure you update your iOS device to iOS 4.3.1 if you have not done so already.  If you do not know how to update your iOS device jailbreaking may not be for you.  

 

 

Step 1 - Close out iTunes and Turn off your iOS Device (make sure your iOS device is connected to your computer)

 

Step 2 - Create a folder called "jailbreak431" on your desktop.

 

 

 

Step 3 - Download Redsn0w from the following links

 

Redsn0w 0.9.6rc9:

 

Mac 

 

Windows   

 

Step 4 - Extract from the zip file (by double clicking) and drag the folder into Jailbreak431 Folder on your desk top.

 

 

 

Step 5 - Download the IPSW file for your iOS Device. (This will take some time as it is a big file - Over 600 MB)

 

IPSW (Firmware)

 

iPhone 4 - GSM   

 

iPhone 3GS     

 

iPad 1    

 

iPod Touch 4th gen    

 

iPod Touch 3rd gen    

 

 

 

Step 6 - Move IPSW file into your Jailbreak431 folder. 

 

 

 

Step 7 - Open the Jailbreak431 folder and then the Redsn0w folder and launch the Redsn0w App.

 

 

 

Step 8 - Click the browse button and find the Jailbreak431 folder and choose the IPSW file (Firmware).

 

 

 

 

Step 9 - Click the "Next" button once the firmware has been successfully identified

 

 

 

Step 10 - You will then be taken to a screen on the Redsn0w app that asks you to "select your options" - Instal Cydia will already be selected.  For most users that is all you want selected - then click "Next"

 

 

 

Step 11 - You need to make sure your iOS Device is both turned off and connected to your computer.  Do not connect via a USB hub or Keyboard or monitor port - Connect directly from the Computer USB port to the iOS device.  

 

Note: If you connect your turned off iOS device to the computer at this stage - it will likely turn on your iOS device.  If so after it boots up - hold down the power button and slide to turn it off again.  

 

 

Once you confirm you are connected directly to your computer and the iOS device is turned off - you can click "Next" - Note this next step will take some good timing and following of directions.  

 

 

 

Step 12 - As soon as you click Next - you will need to hold down the power button for 3 seconds

 

 

 

Step 13 - Then you will need to continue to hold the power button while you hold down the home button for 10 seconds

 

 

 

 

Step 14 - Then you will release just the power button while continuing to hold down the home button for 15 seconds.

 

 

 

If you / when you mess this step up by releasing the wrong button(s) you can click the back button and try again. 

 

Step 15 - You will see a message saying Waiting for reboot.  

 

 

 

Then one that says "done"  Do NOT click on Finish yet.  

 

 

 

On your iOS device you will see a bunch of activity including some code - Do not remove the iOS device from the computer.  After a minute or so you will see a Pineapple with legs and a message Moving Applications.  At this point just be patient the jailbreak process is finishing up.  It will take a few minutes for the process to finish and for your iOS device to reboot. If it has been more than 10 or 15 minutes and the iOS device screen is all black - tap the home button one time - chances are it finished and you missed it.  If it shows the slide to unlock screen you can then click "Finish" in the Redsn0w App.  

 

That is it - you are jailbroken.

 

Step 16 - You can now find the Cydia App on your iOS device.  It is a brown icon and labeled as "Cydia".  Note some reports say right after the jailbreak - the Cydia App is showing up as all white - but after a reboot of the iOS device it returns to its normal brown icon.  

 


 

Step 17 - Tap on the Cydia App to launch it.  The program will do some maintenance the first time you open it. 

 

 

 

 

Step 18 - Once it is done it will open up and you should see a screen that look like that below.

 

 

 

  

One App almost everyone will want and that works on the iPhone's, iPod Touch's and the iPad is the app Backgrounder.  This app allows true multitasking on your device and it is free.  To install this app Tap on "Search" in the bottom row of Cydia and then in the search box type "backgrounder"
 

 
Next Tap on "Backgrounder from BigBoss" the second one - not the one that says "(2.x only)"
 

 
Then Tap on "Install" in the upper Right corner
 

 
Then Tap on "Confirm" in the upper Right corner
 

 
At this point you have installed your first jailbroken App. It is recommended you open up Backgrounder and adjust some of the settings. 
 

 
First tap on "Global".  After you make your donation that is.  
 

 
Set all the switches to "ON".  Then go Tap "Back" and then Tap "Control"
 

 
Finally scroll through and select how you want to be able to enable and disable backgrounding for apps.  Personally I like the "Short Hold" of the Sleep Button.  It makes it very easy to enable and is not likely going to be enabled by accident.  
Thats it you are now jailbroken and have your first real jailbroken app running on your device.
Please understand sometimes installs of apps are interrupted - in which case you need to try and re-install.  Things are not as stable when you jailbreak - expect some additional crashes and conflicts between apps. 
 
Note: If you have an iPad - do not - repeat - do not - install Five icon dock - it will really mess up your iPad and you will need to restore it.  However that app works great on the iPhone and iPod Touch.
 
Update: Make sure to read the comments at the end of trouble shoot help.  
Category:breaking news -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT
Comments[23]

Updated at 6:00 PM ET

 

We will be updating with reports from Lines at Apple stores and other stores today.  Add your info in the comments below. 

 

OnLine Status:

I ordered through the apple store at 6:30am EST and was getting a 5-7 day ship time. 

Keith R

 

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I noticed the shipping times on the iPads has gone from 1 - 3 business days to 2 - 3 weeks. 

John  11:00 AM ET

 

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Store Lines:

Apple Store - Woodland Mall - Grand Rapids MI.

At 11:00 AM EDT there are 27 in line.  I'm #2

Best...

Tom G

 

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Apple Store - Louisville KY - 40 in line at 11:05 ET

Update - 140 People in line - 1:56 PM ET

 

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Best Buy - Topeka - 1 Person in line 11:30 AM ET

Lot of unhappy people that thought they'd be getting one at 10am.

Got here at 7:30, so far the only one to stay. Got my lawn chair,
blanket, water and determination.

They are handing out numbers at 4:30 PM
Jeffrey
aka The Amish Phonebook Guy

 

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Best Buy - Hadley MA - No Line at 11:30 AM ET. Handing out numbers at 4:30 PM.

 

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AT&T - Hadley MA - No iPad2's coming today. 

 

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Apple Store - Lexington KY - Fayette Mall - 40 in line - 12:12 PM ET

 

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Apple Store - Samta Rosa CA - 0 in Line 9:30 AM PT

Hi.
Just left the Apple store in Samta Rosa Ca. at 9:30am No lines 
They will close this afternoon at 3 to set up for a 5:00pm opening.
Cheers,
Ron


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Apple Store - Temecula CA - 12 in Line 10:00 AM PT

Hey Rob,

Chris in Temecula again, did a drive by on the Temecula Apple Store and there is less than 12 people in line with their folding chairs and black umbrellas. Looks like the store is ready for people to line up though as they have a cart of bottled water and more umbrellas outside the door. It is now 10 am. 

Thanks!

Chris

 

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Apple Store - Novi Michigan - 100 people in Line - 1:00 PM ET

My SIL is in line at the Apple store in Novi, Michigan. It's 1:00 Eastern time. Been in line since  10:00 am. Says there are 100 people in line. Caryl G

 

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Apple Store - Knox Store Dallas - 17 in line - 11:34 PM CT

 

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Apple Store - Natick Mass - 20 People in line - 1:12 PM ET

 

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Apple Store - Danbury CT - 12 People in line - 11:50 AM ET

 

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Apple Store - Wellington Mall - West Palm Beach - 67 People in line - 2:30 PM ET

186 people at 4:15 PM.

Rob,

I am in line at the Apple store in West Palm Beach at the Wellington Green mall. It is 2:30 and there are 67 people in line. The person in the first position tells me he got into line at 8:30 last night. 

Fred


I was 38th in line and when I got to the front I was told they have no ATT 3G models left at all. 

Sigh

Fred

 

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Apple Store - Chestnut Hill - 20 People in line - 1:26 PM ET

 

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Best Buy - Springfield MO - 50 in line - 1:57 PM CT

Here at 1100 today im number 10, i called att and sams club they do
Not have any, heard target had 4 , bb willnnot say how many they have. 1240 now 20 in line- Steve

 

Its 2:00 50 in line ,  they are believed to have 300 just a rumor sorry best buy not speaking. Steve

 

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Hey Rob,

Called the local Verizon store in Michigan and they have no iPads in the store. He said Apple release them so fast that they was unable to get them from the warehouse to the Verizon store in time for today. But he did say that you could call back after 5 and they would take your order and ship the iPad Monday. 

I ordered my iPad 2 from the apple website this morning and received a order acknowledge a few hours later. In the acknowledgment it claims to ship the iPad 2 in 3-5 business days with a estimated delivery of Mar 18-25! There is some good news, my smart cover has a delivery date of Mar 18-21 lol. I guess apple didn't want to leave me empty handed and hopes the smart cover will hold me over until my iPad 2 comes!

Quincy

 

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Apple Store - Palm Beach Gardens Mall - 40 in line at 3:00 PM ET

Rob,
I called the PBG Apple Store and was told that an hour ago there were about 40 in line for the iPad2.
Luis

 

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Apple Store - NJ - 50 People in line at 3:15 PM ET

 

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Apple Store - Chestnut Hill, MA - 90 in line at 3:30 PM ET, 150 people at 4:00 PM ET.

About 50th in Chestnut Hill, MA
About 40 behind me now.  
Are being told that there will be enough.  

No line at Target in Watertown, MA.  I just called them.  

Apple just gave out 20oz bottles of SmartWater to all. 

-- Marc via iPhone 4

 

Apple store at Chestnut Hill, MA

They ran our of black 64GB+3G. 
I guess they proud to have whites :-)

 

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Apple Store - Flatiron Xing - Denver - 70 People in line at 2:30 PM MT

 

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Apple Store - PeachTree City GA - 30 people in line 4:45 PM ET

 

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Apple Store - Birmingham AL - Summit store - 100+ in line at 4PM ET

 

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Best Buy - San Antonio TX - 17 People in line at 4:00 PM CT

Hey Rob!

Just wanted to give u a status update from San Antonio, TX. Just showed up to BEST BUY @ the Forum about 4:00pm. Line isn't bad - about 17 people ahead of me laughing and joking with each other just trying to beat the heat. Best buy is handing out tickets @ 430 and product @ 500pm. Im hopeful, but it's not the end of the world if I don't get one. 
Take care and keep up the good work - thanks for being you!

 

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Apple Store - Tucson, AZ - 145 in line at 3:28 PM MT

 

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Apple Store - Greensboro NC - 200+ people in line at 5:33 PM ET

The line is wrapped around the Apple store at Friendly Center. There must be over 200 people in line. I don't think the locals got the message about Walmart or Target selling it. 

Brent

 

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Best Buy - Burnsville MN - 3 People in line at 4:56 PM CT

 

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Apple Store - Schaumburg, IL - 75 people in line at 4:33 PM CT

 

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Apple Store - Raleigh NC - 500 People in line at 5:00 PM ET

 

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Category:breaking news -- posted at: 11:16am EDT
Comments[3]

iPad2 Rumor Bingo Card

 

Word is coming out that in the UK carriers are dropping prices of the iPad - implying the iPad 2 is right around the corner.  Plus you know the iPad2 is right around the corner.  This means it is time for the iPad2 rumor bingo card.  There have been a lot of different rumors about the iPad2 - some going back to right after the iPad launched.  The Bingo card above shows many of these rumors.  Some will likely be spot on - most will miss the mark - others are just silly.  Per my thoughts on those above:

 

Likely:

Front Facing Camera

1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor

Gyroscope

Rear Facing 5 MP Camera

Larger Rear Speaker

Finger Print Resistant Display

Same 1024 x 768 IPS Display

Thinner Not as Reflective Display

Lighter Poly Carb Case

Verizon CDMA 3G Version

 

Maybe:

128 GB storage on Top End

Near Field Communication (NFC)

2nd Landscape Mode Dock Connector

1 GB RAM

$399 for Lowest end iPad

 

Long Shot:

2048 x 1536 "Retina Display"

512 MB RAM

 

No Chance:

No More WiFi only iPads

SD Card Slot

Rear Facing 3 MP Camera

Rear Facing 1 MP Camera

7" Version

USB Port

No Home Button

 

Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

 

 

Category:breaking news -- posted at: 2:22pm EDT
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