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iPhone 5 in Final Testing Stages

The next-generation iPhone hardware is reportedly in its "final testing stage," and looks to be on schedule for a fall launch, However, an Apple source told 9to5Mac that a deal has yet to be reached for 3G FaceTime over Verizon's network, and that the new iPhone may not have an 8-megapixel camera like we previously reported.

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Currently FaceTime is limited over a WiFi connection, or jailbroken phones that trick the device into thinking it's using a WiFi network. Even though iOS 5 supports 3G FaceTime and over-the-air updates, Verizon is still working out kinks and may be delayed in delivering both.

Unlocked iPhone Doesn't Work on Sprint, Pointless on T-Mobile

Apple is now offering unlocked iPhone 4 models in the Apple Store. "Unlocked" means you can use AT&T or T-Mobile's network in the US without having to sign a two--year contract with either carrier. Unlocked doesn't mean "jailbroken," you still have to buy apps and receive software updates through Apple via iTunes. Another catch is that the unlocked iPhone doesn't support T-Mobile 3G download speeds and won’t operate on Verizon or Sprint at all.

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To be clear, the iPhone will "work" on the T-Mobile network, meaning it can be used. However, you'll be stuck on the slower EDGE network, which most individuals will find practically unbearable. When given the option of a brand-new Android smartphone on T-Mobile's 3G and 4G network, you'd be hard pressed to find a compelling reason to use an unlocked iPhone on EDGE, regardless of how much we all love the iPhone.

5 More Great iOS 5 Features Apple Didn't Mention

A couple of days ago, we introduced to you 5 Great iOS 5 Features that Apple hadn't included in their highlighted feature presentation at the WWDC. Despite Apple only highlighting a handful of features, they clued us into the fact that iOS 5 included over 200 new features, and the iOS community has been busy combing the beta for the remainders. Be sure to check out the other 5 great features we introduced earlier in the week, as well as the five you'll find below.

1. Delete Individual Calls from Your iPhone Call Log

This is yet another iOS 5 feature that renders useless a jailbreak tweak. Previously, users needed to jailbreak and install a tweak in order to delete single calls from their call log. No longer. So, when you make that call at 3am that you'd prefer your girlfriend not see on your iPhone in the morning, you can now delete just that call from your recent calls list, rather than arousing suspicion by deleting the whole lot!

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iOS 5 Tethered Jailbreak Available For Download

iPhone Dev Team released the first tethered redsn0w jailbreak for iOS 5 via their blog on Friday. MuscleNerd tweeted, "Last day of WWDC…seems as good time as any to release tethered iOS5 jailbreak (for Mac owners with registered UDIDs)"

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The blog warns that the tool is intended only for developers of jailbroken apps, and that unlockers should stay away, or risk losing their unlockable baseband. The redsn0w beta runs on third- and fourth-generation iPod touch, iPad , iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 (both CDMA and GSM version).

Report: Apple Putting 8MP Camera in iPhone 5

It looks like the rumored 8 megapixel camera for the iPhone 5 is finally confirmed. DigiTimes has reported that OmniVision will be handling 90 percent of Apple's supply of 8 MP camera sensors, with Sony handling the other 10 percent.

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In April, Sony sparked 8 MP camera rumors when CEO Howard Stringer said the company faced delays in image sensor production for Apple, due to its earthquake damaged facility in Sendi, Japan. There was speculation that Apple was looking to switch to Sony, from OmniVision, who handles production for the current 5 megapixel camera for the iPhone 4.

5 Great iOS 5 Features Apple Didn't Bother to Mention

When Apple introduced iOS 5 at this year's WWDC, they touted the fact that their latest version of iOS offered over 200 new features, but chose to highlight only a small handful of them. Shortly after its announcement, iOS 5 beta became available to developers, and countless individuals have been combing the software to dig up the remaining 190 or so features that Apple chose not to highlight.

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Apple iOS 5 Jailbroken

Apple's new iOS 5 has already been jailbroken by iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd who tweeted yesterday, "iOS 5 jailbroken: via limera1n + tethered boot... Not too many surprises." The tweet was accompanied by a picture (shown below) of Cydia and iSSH icons displayed on the screen of a 4th-generation iPod touch.

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It looks like Apple essentially has done nothing to patch the known, existing exploits. Presumably this is because the next generation iPhone will have the iPad 2's A5 processor (or similar), which is not vulnerable to the existing bootrom exploits. In other words, though this jailbreak (a tethered one at that) delivers a jailbroken iOS5, it doesn't deliver a jailbroken iPhone 5 or iPad 2 running iOS 5.

iPhone Sale: iPhone 4 Reduced to $147 Through June

Walmart is reducing the price of the 16GB iPhone 4 to $147 through June 30. That's $50 off the regular $197 price.

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The sale was announced a few hours before Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, where it is rumored Steve Jobs will announce the iPhone 5. The new deal requires a two-year contract or qualified upgrade, and applies to both the AT&T and Verizon versions of the iPhone 4. The sale lasts from June 6 to June 30.

WWDC Sparks iPhone 5 Phishing Scam

If you are a regular reader of iPhoneFAQ then you're probably too smart to fall for a phishing scam, but sometimes these things even fool the best of us.

iPhone 5 Trojan

Attackers are preying on the excitement surrounding the WWDC by trying to infect your Windows PC with a nasty Trojan. An e-mail from noreply@apple.com with the subject line, "Finally The amazing iPhone 5. Now available in black edition," promises a bigger and better iPhone 5 with QWERTY keyboard.

"Introducing the iPhone that lets you do more than ever. And do it amazingly faster. Launch and switch between applications quickly. Bigger display, transparent mode, better cloud integration. Shoot, edit, and share video like never before. Slimmer, faster and sleeker. Discover many more features that make iPhone 5G S the best iPhone yet"

Apple Patents New Infrared Anti-Piracy Technology

Apple is patenting technology that could help stop illegal pirating of musicals, concerts and movies. The new technology would allow movie theaters to use infrared beams to shut off iPhones being used to illegally bootleg. Similar to the same technology theaters use to send audio to individual hearing-aids for the hearing impaired.

Another way the technology could be used is to create free viral marketing. Take a concert for example, a band could surround the stage with infrared transmitters that watermark the videos or pictures you capture. If you decide to record the latest Black Eyed Peas performance, and share it on your YouTube page, the video would be stamped with Blackeyedpeas.com.

IR Beams

The tech is more than just a Big Brother device, the same IR beams could be used to enhance some experiences by transmitting information to your iPhone about certain items; like information about a sculpture or painting at a museum.

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