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iOS 4.3 is out now! Faster Safari, Personal Hot Spot and Home Sharing!

Apple have released iOS 4.3, those who have yet to update, be sure to update!

Why?

  • Because you will be getting much faster Safari meaning faster web browsing…
  • Personal Hot Spot which you can broadcast a Wifi network that devices like your Macbook and laptops can connect to.
  • Home Sharing, where you can listen or watch songs or movies directly from your iTunes on your Mac or PC that is in the same network. This is very cool as you won’t need to sync your music to listen to it!

You can update directly from iTunes or you can download iOS 4.3 from the below links:

Enjoy iOS 4.3!


    iPhone 5 will come with 64 GB

    If the above iPhone 5 is the up and coming iPhone 5, then we will be seeing 64GB in iPhone 5! Finally! iPod Touch and iPad has been having 64GB of Storage for quite some time, so finally we will be getting 64GB on iPhone 5.

    Do you really need 64GB?

    Before my 32GB iPhone 4, I was holding on to a 16GB iPhone 3G, and I though why will I need 32GB? But after having 32GB in our iPhone 4… I feel that I don’t have enough space!! It might be due to the quality of the video and photos iPhone 4 can take. Plus the growing numbers of very well-produced podcast and iTunes U videos!

    So if you ask me if you need an 64GB iPhone 5? Ask yourselves if you watch movie or podcast on your iPhone, if you do… 64Gb won’t be a bad choice!

    Difference between iPhone 5 and iPhone 4?

    By the way, you will realise one difference in the iPhone 5, there are no more silver ring around the back camera lens, but everything else seems to be almost the same from the video.

    Check out the below video on the rumored iPhone 5:


    Is iPhone 5 getting Aluminum backing?

    Is Apple iPhone 5 going to get an Aluminum Backing?

    Aluminum Backing for iPhone 5?

    This mock up looks like iPhone 3GS with Aluminum backing? So will iPhone’s design go back to iPhone 3GS-like? To be honest, I don’t think so, at least not for iPhone 5. I don’t think Apple will change their design so soon, but who knows? iPad 2 have a changed in design although iPad is only out for 1 year.

    Why Apple might not go back to Glass backing like iPhone 4?

    1. Remember our legendary White iPhone 4? Due to the white backing, iPhone 4 have light leaks and flash issue
    2. Glassgate – some iPhone 4 users dropped their phone and cracked the backing as the back of iPhone 4 is not as strong as the screen. Results shows that iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G are more durable than iPhone 4
    3. Unified Looks for all Apple Product – Apple Macbook Pro, iPads and iPod Touch all have aluminum backing or full-body, thus it will be a more unified look for iPhone to have it too?

    No one knows for sure what we will be getting for iPhone 5, so let’s wait and see!


    iPad 2 is really very fast, no joke!

    iPad 2 really very fast, compared to iPad, iPhone 4, Galaxy Tab and Nexus S

    iPad 2 outperformed and is super fast!

    Cnet have done a benchmark on iPad 2(not sure how they got it) and the results shows that iPad 2 super fast. Although the results are tested using SunSpider 0.9.1, meaning it is just JavaScript. But look at iPad 2 and iPad on iOS 4.3, iPad 2 is almost 1300milliseconds faster than first generation iPad. Thus we can really see some speed boost from iPad 2.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab slow on JavaScript

    What is more amazing is iPad 2 is almost 3.5X faster than Samsung Galaxy Tab! I didn’t know Galaxy Tab is so slow on Javascript. Nevertheless, we haven’t gotten anymore reviews as iPad 2 is has not yet launch, thus we have to wait and see what surprises we will get from Apple. As I’m sure lots of people are waiting for iFixit to tell us how much RAM iPad 2 actually has.

    Sorry about yesterday’s fake review of iPad 2, it is just a very creative video done on iPad 2 which I would like to share, those who have missed it, check out “iPad 2 Review“.


    Difference between GSM and CDMA iPhone details by Apple

    Apple launched CDMA iPhone 4

    Apple after a long long wait, has finally launch CDMA iPhone on Verizon (US Carrier). Of course there will be plans to release CDMA phones to countries like China, Japan, South Korea.

    Difference between CDMA and GSM iPhone 4

    Since CDMA and GSM are very different network, thus there are slight difference on how iPhone operates. Apple just released a page on it for users to reference.

    Some of the major call function difference are:

    • Call forwarding
    • Call waiting
    • Caller ID
    • Conference calls
    • Inserting pauses when dialing
    • Hold


    Verizon’s CDMA iPhone 4 actually supports GSM too!

    iPhone 4 (Verizon) is already Dual CDMA/GSM “Ready”

    It is rumored that iPhone 5 might be a dual CDMA/GSM iPhone, meaning you can use it on a CDMA network like Verizon (US), and also use it on GSM network like AT&T (US) or Singtel (Singapore). But in fact Verizon’s iPhone 4 is already armed with Dual CDMA/GSM Qualcomm MDM600 chip, however, due to how it is built, you can’t slot in a Sim Card into Verizon’s iPhone 4. Nevertheless, it means that Apple is definately putting dual chips on the coming iPhone 5, and it might be able to work both on CDMA and GSM network with just a single iPhone model.

    Verizon’s CDMA and GSM (Rest of the World) iPhone 4 Comparison (Verizon left)

    Overall, the looks and feel of both Verizon and AT&T iPhone 4 is very similar, almost identical! Of course it is the doing of Apple, so as to not to confuse anyone. Most of the internal parts are the same, same processor chip, rams and housing.

    But there are some slight difference:

    • Battery is the same 5.25 watt hour capacity, but it is a newer model and weigh lesser, from 26.9 gram to 25.6 gram
    • Sim Slot is gone
    • The Qualcomm PM8028 chip works in conjunction the Qualcomm MDM6600 to provide wireless data connection to the phone
    • The Qualcomm MDM6600 chip supports HSPA+ data rates of up to 14.4 Mbps and CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO Rev. A/Rev. B
    • External Antenna are slightly different when assemble
    • Vibrator is quieter, softer feel and makes a better sound when vibrating on table

    Have you gotten your Verizon’s iPhone, do you feel anything else better? Feedback by leaving us a comment.


    Verizon vs AT&T iPhone 4 Ads [Video]

    Verizon vs AT&T in the iPhone Battle

    Verizon finally get iPhone on their side, but who is winning the battle? No, the battle have yet to start, but the Ads Battles have started.

    Verizon released their first iPhone 4 commercial, and ended with “Yes, I can hear you now!”  as a attack to AT&T’s drop calls issue.

    Check out the Verizon Ads:

    AT&T Response

    So how AT&T response to Verizon’s Ad? Of course AT&T have to show off something that Verizon’s CDMA network can’t do – Surf the web while having a phone call.

    Here’s AT&T’s Ad:

    So people living in the states, what’s your choice? To surf web while on phone or have a phone call that don’t drop as often? Feedback to us!


    Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 with GreenPois0n now!

    Finally untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 is out with GreenPois0n!! You jailbroken iPhones and iPad can finally be rebooted!

    Follow the steps below to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch  or Apple TV with GreenP0si0n RC5!

    Before you start: Please note that unlock of iPhone is not out yet, if you require your iPhone to be unlock, DO NOT try this yet. For iPhone users in countries like Singapore, no worries, jailbreak it!

    Step 1: Download GreenPois0n (GreenPois0n Mac OS X Mirror) and iOS 4.2.1 ->

    Direct Download Links for iOS 4.2.1

    Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB and click on “Prepare to Jailbreak (DFU)”

    Step 3: Procedure with the usual DFU steps ->

    • Press and hold sleep button for 3 seconds
    • Continue holding the sleep button, and press and hold on Home button for 10 seconds
    • Released your Sleep button but continue holding your Home Button for 15 seconds

    Step 4: GreenPosi0n will take charge and jailbreak your iOS devices, wait for the process to finish.

    Step 5: Once it is done, go to Loader icon in your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to install Cydia, and you are done with it!

    Enjoy your Jailbroken iOS with 4.2.1!


    iFun – Verizon AT&T iPhone 4 Ad Funny Version! [Video]

    Remember the iPhone 4 ad that Apple release when iPhone 4 is now on Verizon. Yes, iPhone fans have made this version of the ad that mock at AT&T’s connections. AT&T in US haven’t got good comments since the first day of iPhone launch, finally there is a new carrier in US to share the load from iPhone users.

    It is really quite funny, check it out. Have a great laugh, and they have really done a great job on it!


    Apple’s Verizon and AT&T iPhone 4 Ad! [Video]

    It is really kind of cool for Apple to put up an ad like this, having both Verizon and AT&T as its partners. This is the way that Apple is showing that they are really not bias towards any carriers in US.

    Let’s hope that the introduction of Verizon as a new carrier will benefit all AT&T, Verizon and Apple iPhone users, as it will really lessen AT&T trashing by iPhone user. iPhone users will have a better and faster network.

    Check out the commercial from Apple: