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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Absinthe v0.3

Absinthe v0.3:
Chronic Dev Team has released a new version of the A5 jailbreak tool Absinthe.

Don't reapply if your 5.0.x device is already jailbroken as it won't change anything.

The untether payload is exactly the same, only the computer part has been improved for stability issues.

Here are the links:
- Absinthe Windows v0.3
- Absinthe MacOSX (>=10.6) v0.3
- Absinthe Linux v0.3

Apple jumps to third place in worldwide mobile phone shipments

Apple jumps to third place in worldwide mobile phone shipments:

Apple’s huge iPhone sales numbers from its latest quarterly results and the overall success of its iPhone 4S helped it grow its mobile phone business by 128.4 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to a new IDC report. That was good enough to help the company climb to third place overall in worldwide smartphone shipments, leapfrogging both ZTE and LG Electronics.

Apple’s 37 million fourth quarter iPhone shipments were a far cry from the market leaders, however. Nokia still ruled the roost with 113.5 million handset shipments, while Samsung edged closer to grabbing the top spot with a 20 percent increase compared to the previous year, to a total of 97.6 million units shipped. Samsung succeeded by growing its smartphone sales, but also by increasing its feature phone shipment numbers in an otherwise soft market for those devices.

While Apple was the biggest gainer percentage-wise during the quarter, LG suffered the biggest drop,with a negative 42.2 percent change compared to the same period in 2010. Its total shipments were at 17.7 million for the year, which is on par with 2007 levels. LG definitely felt the hit of the waning feature phone market and was unable to do much to impress consumers with its smartphones, either.

Apple also ranked third overall in terms of mobile phone shipments throughout the whole calendar year thanks to its fourth quarter results, with 93.2 iPhone shipments and year-over-year growth of 96.2 percent.

IDC predicts that the mobile phone market will continue to experience double-digit growth, despite only seeing 11.1 percent growth year-over-year in 2011, versus 18.7 percent growth between 2009 and 2010.

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iPad 3 Announcement and Release Coming in March?

iPad 3 Announcement and Release Coming in March?:

A new report today from Mackotera.jp claims that Apple will both announce and launch its next-generation iPad, presumed to be called either the iPad 2S or the iPad 3, during the month of March. This comes just a few weeks after the blog claimed that Apple would be announcing the iPad 3 alongside iOS 5.1 at an event taking place at some point in early February with a release coming in March.

All along, March has been the front-runner with various reports indicating that Apple would be following in the footsteps of its release of the iPad 2, which was announced and launched in March of 2011.

The report also claims that Apple is going to be hosting some sort of event in February although Jim Dalrymple from The Loop says that the February event will not be taking place.

iPad 2

So right now, all signs point to a launch in March which means those of you that have been thinking about buying a new iPad, will probably want to hold off for a few weeks in order to see what Apple has up its sleeve.

Speaking of that, the iPad 3 is rumored to be a quad-core device, featuring Apple’s A6 processor, and it’s also speculated to have a high-resolution Retina Display along with high speed 4G LTE data capabilities.

Sounds pretty good right?

Luckily, we should only have to wait a couple of weeks to find out if the rumors are too good to be true.

Via: MacRumors

iPad 3 Announcement and Release Coming in March? is a post by from Gotta Be Mobile.