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The announcement of Apple’s iOS 5 proved to be bigger than what others thought would be the unveiling of the iPhone 5. However, it looks like not all smartphones and other devices will be supported. There will even be device that will not be supported 100%.
There will be a number of unsupported devices. These will be the earlier 3rd generation iPod Touch, the original version of the iPhone, and the iPhone 3G. This is no surprise since these devices were unable to take full advantage of the latest iOS 4 updates.
Some devices will be partially supported. Although the list of partially supported devices has not been officially confirmed yet, we have a feeling that the 3rd generation iPod Touch will not be fully supported. This is the same for the iPhone 3G S. It is most likely that these devices will be ill-equipped to handle the newest iOS.
There have been reports from developers that the iPhone 3G S was able to run a few features. The new notification system has been reported to work on the said smartphone.
Devices that will full support for the iOS 5 are the iPod Touch 4G, the iPhone 4, the iPad, and the iPad 2. Although the new features do not seem to require too much from hardware, these devices should be able to handle the new iOS perfectly.
The new operating system’s release will most likely coincide with a new device, which will most likely be released before the year ends. This may be the iPhone 5 or the iPad 3.
Although developers have signed non-disclosure agreements with Apple, we’re pretty sure we’ll hear more details once these developers get their hands on the iOS 5. Expect more news in next coming weeks.
If ever older devices cannot run iOS 5 features, we’re pretty sure that other users will get to jailbreak their older devices.
A young diehard Apple enthusiast from Istanbul discovers a way for iPhone users to update their iOS to the new iOS 5. He did it without having access to developer accounts.
Last Monday, the new version to Apple’s iOS was announced at the World Wide Developers Conference. Apple launched a beta version for its developers and will launch the operating system for regular users sometime on autumn.
This didn’t stop Mert Erdir, an aspiring Apple developer, though. The Apple boy genius crafted a backdoor to the website and sent instructions on how to get the updated version of the operating system to Gizmondo.
Erdir’s backdoor requires downloading IPSW firmware on the internet. After downloading the firmware, it will be updated through some right-click maneuvering within iTunes. After maneuvering through iTunes, the kid showed how to update iPhones like the iPhone 4 by again maneuvering through the iPhone in a number of touch moves. The maneuver makes use of a system flaw with the use of the voice over function on iPhones. After all the proper steps have been done, users can now enjoy the iOS 5 in full.
According to Mert, he just wanted to get Apple’s attention and hopefully meet Steve Jobs face-to-face. He also has dreams of becoming an Apple developer someday.
The clever young aspiring developer said, “My will is not to do something harmful to anyone, I just wanted to get the attention of Apple, the company I’m in love with; and maybe one day have a chance to talk to/meet Steve Jobs himself. I found this because I don’t have much cash to get an IOS Developer account, so donations for a young developer will be appreciated.”
If ever you’re feeling generous enough to help the young lad out and thank him for getting the iOS 5 out, you can always thank him on Twitter.
Taking in all of the information released at Apple’s recent WWDC event many annalists have started reading between the lines to work out a release date for the much rumoured iPhone 5 which could be released under the model name iPhone 4S.
For the first time ever, Apple have broken with tradition and not launched or even announced a next generation iPhone at their June event, however with the current iPhone 4 holding up against competition by offering an industry leading retina display with the best pixel density of any phone on the market that still has not been beaten by rival manufacturers it would make sense to concentrate on the development and manufacture of the new iPhone 5 model with a later release date.
The only real thing that the Apple iPhone 4 really lacks against current competition from flagship models such as the HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S2 is the larger 4.3 inch screen and faster processing speeds from a dual core chip.
- iPhone 4S iOS 5
The announcement of iOS 5 somewhat changes the game plan for all future Apple iPhones and iPads by introducing iMessenger and Twitter integration which negates the need for many current third party applications. The introduction of iCloud also changes future devices dramatically with users able to store and access everything from multiple devices which will free up space and allow the iPhone and iPad to perform far faster and smoother.
Of those gathered at the recent WWDC event, many were looking for hints as to when the new iPhone 5 will be released, many now agree that it will be named the iPhone 4S and that it makes sense that if Apple are releasing their iOS 5 in the Autumn then they will most probably set a release date at this same time, so we’re looking at a potential September launch.
Looking at what we should expect from the new iPhone 4S it most certainly will sport the new A5 dual core processor, this has almost been confirmed with current gaming developers already receiving the current iPhone 4 with the new chip installed for testing.
As always, Apple will want to stick with the competition so we can definitely expect to see a larger touch screen, whether they decide to follow suit with the HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S2 and go up to 4.3 inches is yet to be confirmed but we expect at least a 4 inch screen.
Analysts also predict that the camera will get an inevitable upgrade, possibly to 8 mega pixels whilst HSPA+ support is expected to be included and a small cosmetic change to set the iPhone 4S aside from the iPhone 4 model. There had been rumours of returning to a metal rear housing rather than the current glass one.
So, roll on September for a larger screen, faster processor, better camera, faster connectivity and slightly different design in the iPhone 4S …. well, we’ll have to wait and see!