An American man is claiming to have jailbroken an Apple iPhone 5, just hours after the device went up on sale at Apple Stores.
According to AllThingD, Grant Paul of San Francisco was able to bypass the restrictions of the iPhone 5 and jailbreak it.
Paul said to AllThingsD that, “I started working on it the day before the iPhone 5 was released, and I had my iPhone 4S jailbroken on iOS 6 in a few hours.”
“Then, once I got an iPhone 5, it was even easier; it took just about half an hour from first turning it on to a jailbroken iPhone 5,” he added.
Jailbreaking enables an individual to bypass many restrictions initially placed there by the manufacturer or in this case, Apple. iPhone jailbreak allows owners to download apps that are not available in the App Store and it also enables them to customize the device more than an un-jailbroken iPhone.
Paul added also said, “I want to stress that the biggest impact of this is to allow other jailbreak creators to start working no their own jailbreaks. In the past, this same set of methods to get into the device has helped other gain enough access to create and test a jailbreak that does end up being released to the public.”
Reports have been circulating that Microsoft is going to dive in to a business that they are not known for. And if these reports are true, then Microsoft is going to take on Apple head to head to find out who really is the premiere company between the two.
It is reported that Microsoft will announce their own tablet next week at an event in Los Angeles, California.
Though Microsoft has already partnered with Asus and Acer to carry their Windows 8 in their devices, this reported tablet of theirs is one that could make or break the company for years to come.
The Wrap and AllThingsD have strongly suggested that Microsoft is developing their own hardware. If these reports are true, then this Microsoft “tablet” will go battle Apple and their iPad.
One good thing about Microsoft’s plan to develop their own tablet, is that they could control the quality of their product.
A lot of companies are into tablet nowadays. And these companies have partnered with Microsoft to use their much anticipated Windows 8 operating system.
If Microsoft releases their own tablet, could this become a reason for other companies to shy away with their partnership with the company?
Only time can tell.
What are your thoughts about Microsoft developing their own tablet?
The New York Times reports that developers have been trying to recruit engineers that would eventually create a Facebook smartphone. The report also added that this is Facebook’s third attempt in developing their own smartphone.
According to the NYT, the social networking giant might be ready to launch their first ever Facebook smartphone by next year.
This comes to light as another Internet giant, Google, acquired Motorola Mobility last week for about $12.5 billion. Facebook’s entry to the smartphone market may be geared towards its own bid to dealing with the smartphone hardware business.
The Facebook smartphone has been circulating over the Web in the past years. Sources have said that the social networking behemoth has started working on their first ever smartphone back in 2010. Unfortunately, this was stopped due to complications in the development.
Another source, AllThingsD, has said that Facebook and smartphone manufacturer HTC are working hand in hand in developing a mobile device.
Called “Buffy”, the latter says that this might still be in development.
Facebook’s popularity could lead to huge sales for their smartphone dreams.
If given the chance to have a Facebook smartphone, are you willing to trade in your old mobile device for the former?