Showing posts with label iPad 2. Show all posts
Showing posts with label iPad 2. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Downgrade iOS 6.1.3 to iOS 5.0.1 on iPad 2 and iPhone 4S

The popular iOS developer and researcher, iH8sn0w, who is responsible for the creation of Sn0wbreeze, iReb, iFaith and also f0recast has been working hard again attempting to resolve a problem that has been tainting the experience of the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S owners. The hacker has found the exploit that will allow A5 device users to downgrade iOS 6.1.3 to iOS 5.0.1.

The iPad 2 and iPhone 4S are run by the A5 processor, and as any jailbreak fan knows, it hasn’t earlier been possible to perform firmware downgrades on these two devices. When Apple launches a new version of iOS, they quickly stop signing the older firmware, which means that any official restores result in the user setting up the newest official iOS version onto their gadget.

In typical situations, going to the newest iOS 6.1.3 is not actually a big problem for standard users. Nevertheless, the issue takes place when iDevice owners who want to perform a jailbreak update their software, leaving them having to wait with patience till the Dev-Teams create a working, distributable jailbreak for that fresh iOS version.


On older gadgets, users can usually benefit from a firmware downgrade to versions of iOS that Apple no more signs once they have the relevant SHSH blobs saved for that firmware.

Cydia automatically grabs any available blobs and update the users’ Cydia app using the blobs that have been saved. Jailbreak fans additionally use the popular and highly effective TinyUmbrella tool in order to quickly and efficiently get available SHSH blobs and save them locally on their devices for use later on.

Even though we've had the iPad 2 since March 2011, and the iPhone 4S since October, there has not been a method available to let users downgrade iOS 6.1.3 to iOS 5.0.1 on these A5 powered devices meaning that a restore is necessary for any reason that the newest firmware version would be installed.

Canadian iOS developer and hacker iH8sn0w states to have found a loophole in Apple’s APTicket system that helped him to successfully downgrade iOS 6.1.3 to 5.0.1 on his iPad 2.

The good thing is that he also believes that the loophole he has found will even allow firmware downgrades on Apple’s new iPad 3 running on the A5X processor. Of course this will only be possible when new firmwares become available mainly because that all new iPads were shipped with iOS 5.1, which is the current version.

The news simply means that the iPad 2, the new iPad and the iPhone 4S owners have finally been invited to the downgrade party and now they can downgrade iOS 6.1.3 to iOS 5.0.1.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

iPad vs iPad 2 vs iPad 3. Let’s Find the Leader!

After a great iPad 3 event we really have to compare all three Apple’s device. So iPad vs iPad 2 vs iPad 3.

At the beginning, there was the iPad - a product that was designed to fill the gap between iPhone and the Mac. It was distinctive from something that people were used to calling "a tablet" in those days, for it was modern, sexy, transportable, and simple to use.

Then the iPad 2 was developed official in March of 2011. It had better hardware, primary and front-facing cameras, and a thinner body while retaining extraordinary battery life of 10 hours. And it sold like hot cakes, which is why Apple is still ruling on the tablet market.


So what we have in new iPad? Well, where shall we start: first, we have a Retina display on its front - a 9.7 touchscreen with a resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels, and an A5X processor on the inside, which Apple claims to deliver four times the performance of a Tegra 3 chip. And then there is the camera upgrade, which is now with a 5-megapixel sensor with back-side illumination, and the introduction of LTE iPad models for both AT&T and Verizon.

So yeah, the iPad has gone a long way in only about two short years. Let's compare iPad vs iPad 2 vs iPad 3 in the table below.

ScreeniPad9.7-inchIPS LCDiPad 29.7-inchIPS LCDiPad 39.7-inchRetina Display
Thickness0.5" (13mm)0.34" (8.8mm)0.37" (9.4mm)
ProcessorApple A4single-core 1GHzApple A5dual-core 1GHzApple A5X dual-corequad-core GPU
Rear camerano0.7MP720p video5MP1080p video
Battery25Wh25Wh42.5Wh

After such compering between iPad vs iPad 2 vs iPad 3 you will decided what  one you like the most and need to buy.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Retina Display Is The Prime Advantage of the New iPad

Many people may consider the new iPad to be not as successful, as it was expected. There were a lot of complaints, regarding the problem of overheating, charging appeared to be not so fast and so on and so force. But it doesn't mean, that we should treat this gadget as absolutely failed. People are also greatly satisfied with the device's advantages.

According to the last survey, new iPad's owners are just in love with the superb Retina display. The studies have showed, that about the three quarter of the new iPad users, purchased the gadget only for the sake of the high-resolution 2.048-by-1.536 pixel Retina display. The ChangeWave Research showed, that the iPad of the third generation commands even higher satisfaction ration score, than its forerunner the second iPad.


Talking about the last year ChangeWave survey, much less people were that satisfied with the second iPad.

Although, the new iPad has some problems with battery, charging and minor performance, only four percent were troubled with that, while bigger part of people, consider such things as no problems. These issues do not bother the real new iPad's fans, so they keep on using this awesome gadget. Well, we also should mention, that a considerable part of that 94% didn't even face such problems.

ChangeWave, in turn, made a conclusion, that the overheating issue, does not appear to be a perceived problem for the overwhelming majority of the third-generation iPad owners. However, this conclusion was not supported by the consumer watchdog. This organization stated that a ten-degree operating temperature increase a safety concern.

Still, it remains to be the matter only of your choice, whether ignore the problems with the new iPad and enjoy iPad 3 advantages, or do treat it in the opposite way. By the way, Retina Display, as for me, is a real miracle. Thanks for attention! See you!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Proximity Sensor On iPad 2 Could Bring Auto Screen Lock

Latest proof indicates Apple iPad 2 will comprise a proximity sensor, which will immediately lock and unlock the touch screen device every time a protect, connected to an instance, is placed over or pulled from the display.

The developer develop of the approaching operating system upgrade consists of two brand new strings named "PAD_CASE_LOCK" and "PAD_CASE_LOCK_FOOTER."

The newest addendums to the program are portion of the Settings application on the iPad, which would let clients to enable or eliminate the option. It explains locating a cover over the iPad screen to quickly lock the device, as opposed to pressing the power/lock button on top right. Owners might also unlock the device with no "Automatically lock and unlock your iPad when you close and open the iPad cover," the setting shows.

T
he existing iPad contains an ambient light indicator, however , not a closeness indicator. The opportunity addition of the nearness indicator would enable the screen to immediately switch off, and the gadget being locked, similar to the iPhone does when the device is put towards a owner's ear throughout a call.

If implemented, the alteration may help Apple company eliminate buttons from the iPad, some thing a current rumor proposed the corporation is wanting to do. Presently, the iPad should be unlocked by pushing the home button and then activating the gadget throughout the "slide to unlock" touch.

The initial beta of iOS 4.3 permitted new multi-touch gestures that additional eliminate necessity for the home switch, allowing users to easily switch among applications or return to the home display by causing fast four- or five-finger actions on the touch display.

The mention of the auto-lock and unlock feature by using a proximity sensor would demand the use of a case with the iPad to cover its display. Currently, the iPad doesn't ship with a case, though Apple company provides its personal first-party case developed for the iPad, which features a flap to protect the 9.7-inch screen.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Basic Sketch of the Next iPad

Apple company is a cyclical creature, like woodchuck, unicorns and ladyfolk. iPods in September; iPhones in June; and likely, iPads in April. April isn't so far away! So, unsurprisingly, we're starting to read what the up coming iPad looks like.

While one generation of gadgets does not a trend make-three's a pattern, in journo-land-Apple is much less mystical plus more cost-effective than almost all web denizens would suspect. The A4 processor chip that primary showed up in the iPad also designed its way directly into the iPhone 4, iPod touch and re-designed Apple TV.


It too, is not all that mysteriousical: It's a made to order system-on-a-chip constructed around ARM's Cortex A8 processor that's clocked at 1GHz using a PowerVR SGX 535 graphics chip (also based in the iPhone 3GS). It is not insane that the next generation of Apple's system on a chip, which Engadget has called as the A5, will follow exactly the same pattern, as their resources indicate: It'll show up in the following iPad, followed by the iPhone 5 (and its ipod itouch equivalent, although this goes with out announcing), and a innovative Apple TV.

What's in this next-gen Apple chip? Quite practically (and according to resources), the center of the A5 (or whatever it's known as) is the next-generation ARM chip. The multi-core ARM Cortex A9 (PDF), already noticed in dual-core types nearly 1.5GHz. A 1GHz dual-core A9 is additionally the heart of Nvidia's Tegra 2, which is driving just like a bajillion Android 3.0 tablets and steroidal smartphones (Motorola's Xoom, Atrix 4G and Droid Bionic), and the TI OMAP 4430, powering the BlackBerry PlayBook. And Samsung's next CPUs-codenamed Orion-which we can expect to become center of the up coming trend of Galaxy phones, tablets and toasters. (Image: Apple's A4, from Chipworks/iFixit)

The BlackBerry PlayBook is not a bad place to start taking into consideration the type of performance we're going to watch in the future iPad. It will simultaneously play back 1080p video and run Quake III. With out choking. The TI OMAP 4430 inside not only works on the dual-core 1GHz A9 processor, but a PowerVR SGX540 graphics core. Based on AppleInsider's sources, and driver bundles contained in iOS 4.3, the A5 will incorporate a PowerVR SGX543 graphics chip-quite possibly a dual-core version, producing 4x the graphics strength of the latest iPad and iPhone 4's chips. If the PlayBook is able to do what it really does, imagine what a more efficient, dual-core graphics chip can do. 1080p video is just a begin.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

iPad 2 Rear Camera Only One Megapixel... or Less?

Apple's iPad 2 could have numerous new features purportedly going to it-including a combined GSM/CDMA chipset, double the screen resolution, and a bevvy of upgraded devices underneath. Nonetheless, one thing that could not be making the trip down upgrade lane is the iPad 2's alleged front- and rear-facing cams. They might be there, nonetheless they will not be something close to what Apple iPhone users are used to having fun with.

The website 9to5Mac has dug deep into the current iOS SDK and discovered several listings that indicate that the iPad 2 will certainly have front- and rear-facing cams. Nonetheless, the latter-that what type would use to really take pictures and videos of others-won't be the jacked-up, 5 megapixel digicam of the iphone 4. Preferably, Apple is apparently opting for a rear-facing camera that is closer to 1 megapixel in high quality.


Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac speculates that the digicam will in fact be the same 1 previously used in Apple's fourth-generation iPod Touch-a 0.7-megapixel digicam that is going to let one to at least shoot native 720P video (a resolution of 1280 by 720 px). And also, if the camera follows match with how it was used in said ipod itouch, one could be prepared to shoot pictures at a capped quality of 960 by 720 px.

The front-facing digital camera on the iPad 2 is rumored being a 0.3-megapixel VGA digital camera, the same as what you'd probably uncover in the fourth-generation ipod itouch or iPhone 4. That will be fine for front-facing pictures of your self or, more notably, FaceTime video chats along with other Apple product keepers.

Funnily, a pair of different models of iPad were identified within the SDK-a "K94" unit, recognized as the iPad 2 by sources familiar with the SDK nomenclature, as well as a "K95" device which is yet undiscovered. It's possibly another type of the iPad 2, there is however no indication in regards to what the physical difference between the 2 types is as of yet.