The recently presented Maps program by Apple is no Google Maps. It does look similar, especially its icon and interface, yet iOS 6 users can clearly see the difference between the two applications. How to get Google Maps on iOS 6? This question now bothers many Apple gadget owners who miss having the native program by Google on their handsets which was offered by the Cupertino company since 2007 and till 2012.
Users who are waiting for untethered jailbreak for iOS 6, had a big disappointment today. According to a tweet from respected hacker Pod2g, he is not working on breaking the latest generation of Apple operating system at the moment. As you may know, developers implement the new OS jailbreak by reverse engineering. The process of creating the exploit starts immediately after the release of the public version of the firmware and this is the main reason why the tools to hack iPhone and iPad come with a delay. Also immediately after the release of the new Apple firmware Musclenerd tweeted about iOS 6 jailbreak possibility and suggestions.
Apple’s decision to abandon the use of Google Maps app on iOS 6 and the iPhone 5 and replace them with its own software not justified the expectations of smartphone buyers. I have already wrote you about Google maps vs Apple Maps and it really seamed that Apple maps would be better but as we saw it was not.
The first weekend of iPhone sales showed not-so-incredible results. According to Apple, the opening weekend of official smartphone sales sold 5 million devices. This is one million units more than the results showed by iPhone 4S sales year. Still Apple couldn’t reach those sales of the iPhone 5 as analysts predicted. Experts believed that the company would sell about 8 million devices during debut weekend or at least 6 million gadgets in case of the worst scenario.
There are users who have already purchased the sixth-generation iPhone 5 and even tested it on different networks. One owner assures that his Verizon iPhone 5 is GSM unlocked and works just as well on AT&T. The person who tested his iDevice with AT&T has got his latest on-contract smartphone from Verizon. He then cut down his Micro SIM from AT&T and put it in the latest Apple handset. The gadget picked up the signal using the trimmed card and hopped onto AT&T’s 4G network known as HPSA.
Apple has released its next iPhone 5 with nano-SIM. This Sim card is so small that no other smartphones have it and it’s difficult for users to unlock the gadget and choose any mobile operator they wish. A while ago there were reports about iPhone 5 nano-SIM cutters that were supposed to make this small card from an ordinary SIM. Now GiffGaff, operator that has no proper nano-Sims yet, suggests users can make such a card using their method and use it in the sixth-generation iDevice. What does GiffGaff offer? Is it really possible to create a nano-SIM from the older card you were using before the iPhone 5 release? We will answer these questions after the jump.
Everything has its best and worse side. The same we must to say about iPhone 5. You already have read iPhone 5 impressions in our previous post, so let’s check what is the other side. Many of owner of new device claimed about iPhone 5 Wifi issues.
Yesterday two significant events occurred. Finally iPhone 5 came on sale and few hours ago famous hacker and developer of applications for iOS Grand Paul aka Chpwn informed that he managed to jailbreak iPhone 5. Thus Chpwn managed to hack the new iPhone, running on iOS 6, the day when device came on sale. This means there is a chance for an early release of jailbreak for iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and other devices on the A5 and A5X running the new iOS 6 and lower.
If you are using iPhone 4 CDMA or iPhone 4S and updated it to iOS 6, I will show you the way to successfully unlock 3.0.04 baseband which is only on that devices. It is now a secret that after iOS update your iPhone baseband changes too. If you are our regular reader than you may know that I prepared for you iOS 6 baseband overview where you can find out what baseband your device will have after update to the 6 generation of Apple iOS. And the iPhone 4 CDMA and iPhone 4S baseband is 3.0.04, so let’s unlock it.
Now as you have become familiar with how to use Passbook application (after reading our article) we will talk about compatible Passbook apps in iOS 6 as Apple’s list of official programs is not too big yet. The public launch of the latest Apple firmware version is celebrated with its newest feature called Passbook. This program is built-in in the new iPhone 5 and is available to all users who own previous smartphone models and hope to upgrade to iOS 6 in order to enjoy over 200 features added, including this application.