iOS 5

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)"

redsn0w beta tweet

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).

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.


When will iCloud be available / what is the iCloud release date?

iCloud will be available to all users when iOS 5 is released. The release date for iOS 5 has only been stated as fall / autumn 2011.

If you live in the US or Canada, iTunes 10.3, complete with some beta iCloud features, is already available. This will give many users the chance to beta test and enjoy some of the features of iCloud such as wireless (true wireless, not WiFi-only) music syncing across devices,


Will messages sent via iMessage use up my text messages?

A lot of people have been asking this question. The simple answer is no.

iMessage messages are not sent via your wireless provider, whether it be Verizon, AT&T, Orange or any other provider. These messages are managed and delivered by Apple, and as such have no impact on your text (SMS) or multimedia (MMS) messaging plans through your provider.

Please note, however, that messages sent via the Messages app on the iPhone to users that are not iOS 5 device owners will count against your monthly SMS / MMS message limits.


What is iMessage?

iMesssage is Apple's new messaging platform / application specifically for iOS 5 users. Similar to traditional SMS text messaging and MMS messaging, users on any device running iOS 5 will be able to send text, picture, and video messages to each other via iMessage.

In short, this brings text and multimedia messaging to the iPad and the iPod Touch -- devices which previously only gained this ability through fairly clumsy third party applications.



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