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If you need your next smartphone to be durable, the iPhone 6s Plus is a better option than Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 edge. Watch the all-glass device give up first in a brutal drop test, which demonstrates how well both handsets cope in everyday drop situations.
EverythingApplePro on YouTube begins by dropping both devices from waist height onto a hard concrete floor. This is probably one of the most common drops, since a lot of people tend to lose their grip on their phone while taking it out of their pocket.

Fortunately, both devices hold up well in this one, which just some minor scuffs and scrapes on their metal frames. Even when dropped directly onto their faces from this height, both devices survive without shattering.

It’s not until they’re dropped from head height that they begin to break down, starting with the Galaxy S7 edge, which cracks along its back after the first drop and goes downhill from there.

Quite remarkably, the iPhone 6s Plus even withstands a 10-foot drop without shattering. Its frame does bend enough to all but ruin the headphone jack, but even after all the drops in this test, the iPhone’s display remains intact.
  
So, there you have it; the iPhone is more durable than the Galaxy S7 edge. That’s hardly surprising given that Samsung’s new device is made almost entirely out of glass, though. If you really want this model, it might be best to invest in a case.

The TaiG team has just released a new version of their popular jailbreak tool for Windows to jailbreak iOS 8.3 – iOS 8.1.3.

The TaiG iOS 8.3 – iOS 8.1.3 jailbreak is compatible with the following devices:

  
•iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s

•iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2

•iPad mini 1 (1st generation iPad mini), iPad mini 2 (Retina iPad mini), iPad mini 3

•iPod touch 5th generation

TaiG jailbreak is available for Windows. For now, Mac users will have to run Windows in a virtual machine to use the TaiG jailbreak. We’ll let you know as soon as TaiG for Mac is released.

The jailbreak is an untethered jailbreak.

TaiG 2.0.0 jailbreak tool can jailbreak iOS 8.3, iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.1.3.

Please take a backup of your device using Use iCloud or iTunes to back up any and all personal information that you need to keep safe. The jailbreak has been reported to be working in most cases, but on the off chance something goes wrong, it’s a good idea to have an escape plan.

Disable any Anti-virus programs or firewalls temporarily that could prevent TaiG Jailbreak from connecting to the internet.

Step 1: Before you start, please take a backup of your device, preferably using iTunes.
Step 2: Download the latest version of TaiG jailbreak from our TaiG Jailbreak download page on your computer, and unzip the zip file.
Step 3: Connect your device to your computer using the USB cable.
Step 4: Temporarily Disable Passcode from Settings > Touch ID & Passcode.
Step 5: Also temporarily turn off Find my iPhone from Settings > iCloud > Find my iPhone.
Step 6: Please launch the application as an Administrator. Right click on the TaiG exe and select the “Run as Administrator” option.
Step 7: TaiG will take some time to detect your device. Once you confirm that it is showing the correct firmware version, deselect the 3K Assistant 2.3.0 (TaiG’s App Store), just below Cydia 1.1.16.
Step 8: Click on the green Start button to proceed. You will see the circular progress bar.
Note: If TaiG gets stuck at 30% or so then don’t worry, wait for 20-30 minutes for the process to progress, it can take time if you’re using it in a virtual machine.
Step 9: After the jailbreak is complete, your device will reboot automatically, and you should see the Cydia icon on the Home screen. The TaiG jailbreak tool will also tell you that the “Jailbreak Succeeded!”

  
TaiG Jailbreak succeeded.

Please don’t forget to re-enable the passcode and Find My iPhone feature after successfully jailbreaking your device.


The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are currently Apple’s most advanced smartphones, but Apple are already working on an update. Tipped to have Force Touch technology – shown on the Apple Watch – an upgraded A9 processor and Bendgate-resilient construction, the iPhone 7 (6s) could be the best yet.

Still several months out from its expected release, there’s very little to go on, but predictions from trusted analysts and a look at Apple’s previous form could hold answers.

Although Apple could skip straight to the 7, it’s looking more likely that the company will be launching a new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus this year.

Latest rumour: Apple to bring Force Touch to iOS 9, suggesting it will be incorporated into the next iPhone

According to 9to5Mac, which has an excellent track record with Apple rumours, the “iPhone 6S” will be getting support for Force Touch on its screen. The technology, which is already available in the Apple Watch and new MacBook, allows users to press harder on a trackpad or touch screen in order to bring up additional menu items or functionality. For example, Force Touch in Apple Maps will allow a user to press harder on the screen to drop a pin for navigation, or pressing hard on a word to bring up a definition.

iPhone 7 (6s) will be revealed in August, analyst claims

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said to his clients the iPhone 7 (6s) will be anounced at a launch event ahead of Apple’s usual September conference and launch date. Kuo also claims Foxconn will manufacture 60 – 70% of the new iPhones.

Interestingly, Apple has never taken such path towards launching a new iPhone. Usually the Californian tech company launches a new iPhone at a September conference with a launch weeks later. Perhaps Kuo has insider knowledge on what we can expect from Apple, but for now we’d file this in the rumours department instead of concrete evidence of Apple’s motives.

Force Touch and an A9 processor could keep the iPhone 7 (6s) ahead of the competition.

After the release of the Apple Watch, one of its first all-new products under the leadership of Tim Cook, Apple is now preparing to update the iPhone 6. So what’s in store? According to the trusted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a note to investors, the iPhone 6s and 6 Plus s will be receiving an incremental update, typical of previous S models.

Force Touch and an A9 processor will debut in the iPhone 7 (6s)

Already seen on the Apple Watch and Apple’s most recent MacBooks, Force Touch is tipped to be on its way to the new iPhone. Able to measure different pressures, Apple has used the feature on the Apple Watch to make better use of its limited screen size – and on the latest MacBooks to expand on multi-touch gestures. Far from a gimmick, Force Touch offers an easy secondary click to touchscreen devices, the ability to support handwritten signatures and has more potential that’s just waiting to be unlocked.

Contrary to other reports, Kuo believes Apple will stick to its 4.7in and 5.5in screen sizes, rejecting the reintroduction of a 4in screen.

As you’d expect, the iPhone 6s and 6 Plus is also rumoured to receive a speed bump, much like the 5s before it. This time using the Samsung made A9 processor, the new iPhone could benefit from an upgraded 2GB of LPDDR4 ram. The camera resolution is also likely to be increased to 12 megapixels, with the upgraded 6 Plus possibly receiving a sapphire lens cover.

Improved Touch ID and the end of Bendgate

Introduced on the iPhone 5s in September 2013, Touch ID is now available on every mobile Apple device, but the company is hoping to improve print recognition in its latest handset. Already one of the the best fingerprint recognition systems, Apple is pushing for even better accuracy – making Apple Pay a more viable, foolproof payment method.

As well as an extra microphone for improved call quality, the new iPhone 6s will also be available in Rose Gold – great news for the lucky few with a Rose Gold Apple Watch Edition. Kuo’s predictions also suggest that Apple will attempt to leave Bendgate behind them by using stronger case materials this time round.

Kuo goes on to predict production could start around around August, pointing again to a September release like the previous s model. Like the Apple iPhone 5s, the subtle improvements predicted wouldn’t make the 6s essential for owners of the 6 – but could make it an attractive upgrade for owners of any older models.

Could the iPhone 7 turn out like this?

Following on from the news of dual camera technology potentially coming to iPhone 7, concept artist Martin Hajek and Computer Build.tv put together a video of what he expects Apple’s new smartphone to turn out like.

While pure speculation, Hajek believes the iPhone 7 will stick to a similar design as the iPhone 6 with a smattering of new features. While Touch ID still exists, Hajek has integrated it directly into the display, moving the phone speaker, Face Time camera and proximity sensor to the phone’s top edge. He also believes we’ll see Apple replace it’s antenna bars with an “antenna ring” and make use of the rumoured dual-camera technology.

Hajek’s work is certainly sleeker than the proposed Digital Crown design of Antonio De Rosa, but it’s still unlikely to become true. While the dual-camera technology could come to fruition thanks to Apple’s acquisition of LinX, it’s highly unlikely Apple would have curved corners to its screen, or integrate the Touch ID sensor into the display. It also wouldn’t feature a glowing apple logo, instead opting for the usual metal finish with the iPhone 6’s NFC chip underneath.

Still, it’s a great way to imagine what the future of the iPhone could be.

iPhone 7: release date

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The iPhone 7 or 6s and its Plus counterpart are likely to be introduced at a special event in San Francisco around 8-25 September 2015.

Why then? Because it’s in line with the company’s usual pattern of unveiling its new handsets on the second Tuesday in September each year.

We believe it’s likely to go on sale in the UK ten days later, on 18 September. You can pretty much guarantee there will be a new iPhone in the stores before the end of September. If we’re wrong about this, we’ll be very very surprised.

iPhone 7 : price

While there’s no confirmed price for Apple’s upcoming iPhone, we believe it will be around the $650 mark for the standard model, and $750 for the Plus version.

Since the iPhone 4, Apple’s handset has launched at roughly the same price of $649. Judging from past experience, it’s likely the iPhone 7 or 6s will also start at $649. As we’ve had less experience with Plus pricing, seeing as only one iteration of the model exists, it’s more likely Apple could revise its pricing structure. However, you can safely expect it to retail around the $700-$750 mark.

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We’ve some good news for jailbreakers who are planning to install iOS 9, Apple’snext generation mobile operating system when it is released later this fall. Forbes reports that China’s Elite Hacker group who go by the name ‘Keen Team’ (alternatively spelled K33n Team) are working on an iOS 9 jailbreak.Liang Chen, one of the member’s of the Keen Team told Forbes that they’re hoping to release their first ever jailbreak later this fall. The Keen Team are one of the most respected hacker teams in the world. They might not have released a jailbreak yet, but they’ve a history of hacking iPhones. They have won over $65,000 at the 2013 and 2014 Mobile Pwn2Pwn competitions by breaking Apple’s Safari browser.They might also reach out to the Pangu team, another group of Chinese Hackers who have released jailbreak tools for iOS 7.1.2 and iOS 8 – iOS 8.1. They don’t plan to work with TaiG team, another group of Chinese hacker, who released a jailbreak for iOS 8.2.

Chen said that they’re currently prodding iOS 9 beta, which was seeded to developers earlier in the week, and hope to release a jailbreak just after iOS 9 is released to the public. He also said that the team wasn’t interested in the commercial aspects of jailbreaking, and were more interested in the technical challenge.

The entry of a reputable hacking group such as Keen Team should come as a relief to the jailbreak community, who have been worried about the new security feature called Rootless in iOS 9.

Few days back, TaiG team had also said that

they will be focusing on iOS 9 jailbreak as well. There is currently no jailbreak tool available to jailbreak iOS 8.3 – iOS 8.1.2, however Pangu Team had successfully demoed an iOS 8.3 jailbreak, and hope to release it after iOS 8.4 is released to the public.

spotechnoMoleskine today released its new Timepage app for iPhone and Apple Watch, and it promises to be the “most elegant calendar for your pocket and wrist.” It brings all of your calendars together with seamlessly integrated weather forecasts, maps, and contacts.

One of the nicest things about Timepage is its simplicity; it has an incredibly clean and simple and uncomplicated design that makes it easy to view your calendar as a continuous timeline of events and appointments.

It also supports natural language recognition, so you can type things like, “Coffee with George at Starbucks at 2 p.m.” to add a new entry to your calendar.

As well as a calendar, Timepage is a fully-functional weather app, with detailed forecasts and interactive charts. It also integrates forecasts into your calendar so you can see what the weather will be like for upcoming events, along with Maps, which provide directions and travel information.

One of the best Timepage features is its ‘Today’ view, which presents you with a quick overview of the day ahead that includes all your meetings and the weather forecast.

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On Apple Watch, Timepage shows your day-by-day schedule for the week, weather information with temperature graphs, maps for your next event, and a Glance view that tells you how long you’ve got until your next appointment and how long it will take to get there.

Timepage also displays event notes and contact information on your wrist, and offers Handoff support, so you can pick up where you left off on your iPhone to add new events of rearrange your calendar.

Timepage supports Google Calendar, Exchange, and iCloud, and allows you to customize its color scheme to suit your style. It’s priced at $4.99, and you can download it now via the link below.

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With iOS 6, Apple took a bold step to build its own mapping service, replacing Google Maps. The launch was marred with widespread criticism from the media and consumers due to the lacklustre points-of-interest (POI) data, and the removal of public transit directions.

Even though Apple has been improving the point of interest data overtime, one of the major features missing currently in Apple’s Maps app is public transit directions. When Apple introduced Maps, it said that transit directions weren’t a part of the app because third-party developers would do a better job at providing regional transit directions.

Apple was expected to add the public transit directions to the Maps app in iOS 8, but it did not make it to the feature list. Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac reports that according to his sources Apple will definitely be adding support for public transit direction to the Maps app in iOS 9.

Apple now hopes to launch its Transit service with iOS 9, according to sources. Apple currently plans to debut bus, subway, and train route navigation as the central upgrade to the Maps app in iOS 9 at WWDC [..]

[..] Sources said last year that the transit functionality for Maps includes larger icons for users to more quickly spot airports, subway stations, and train stations within the Maps app. In addition to the main functionality, there is also a trip planning feature for transit, and a new Transit view alongside the existing Standard, Hybrid, and Satellite/Flyover views.

The report notes that Apple decided to remove the public transit functionality from the Maps app from iOS 8 very late into development because of “personnel issues, data inconsistencies, and coverage for only a small subset of Apple’s major markets”.

Apple is also working on indoor maps, which will help users navigate major buildings, offices, and landmarks. However, the feature may not be released this year. Apple is apparently using autonomous robots as big as iRobot’s Roomba vacuum cleaners, and fitted with iBeacon sensors, to collect data for its indoor mapping project.

Apple is widely expected to unveil iOS 9 at next month’s developer conference. According to rumors, Apple plans to focus on optimizations and refinements with iOS 9. It will also include a new ‘Home app’ that can be used to manage HomeKit accessories. Siri will also reportedly be getting a makeover for iOS 9, to better match it with the Siri experience on the Apple Watch. Apple may also use the ‘San Francisco’ Apple Watch font in iOS 9.

What do you think about the public transit feature in the Maps app? I am also hoping that Apple will also add Google Street-view like feature in iOS 9, especially after mystery camera-fitted Apple vans have been spotted in the U.S.

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Apple released iOS 8.1.3 on January 27, 2015, which fixed a number of vulnerabilities that killed the TaiG jailbreak.

So it has been a very long time since a jailbreak for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch has been released.

iOS 8.4 jailbreak may be wishful thinking, but the fact that Stefan Essar aka i0n1c showed off a jailbroken iPhone 6 Plus running on iOS 8.4, we know that it is possible.

But since Apple has seeded iOS 8.4 beta to developers almost a month back, with the public release expected later this month or next month, I think it makes sense that the jailbreak (assuming there is one) is released only after Apple releases iOS 8.4 to the public.

With Apple widely expected to unveil iOS 9 at the WWDC, and follow it up by releasing it to developers, it does look like iOS 8.4 will be the final version for iOS 8. In case of iOS 7 last year, iOS 7.1.2 was the final release, so Apple has already released a lot more software updates for iOS 8. It also seems unlikely that Apple will waste any more resources on iOS 8, as Apple Engineers will be busy fixing the bugs in iOS 9 to be able to get ready for the release in September along with the launch of iPhone 6s/iPhone 7 or whatever Apple ends up calling it.

If iOS 8.3 jailbreak is released then Apple will have the opportunity to patch the vulnerabilities in iOS 8.4. An iOS 8.4 jailbreak will ensure that users will be able to enjoy their jailbroken device at least until September, after which time they can decide if they want to upgrade to iOS 9.

There has been no updates from the TaiG team after dismissing the iOS 8.2 jailbreak rumor, and saying that they are working on a jailbreak. Let’s hope that the iOS 8.4 jailbreak is not wishful thinking, and that they are just waiting patiently for iOS 8.4 to be released before releasing the jailbreak.

In the meantime, you should resist the temptation of upgrading your iOS device to iOS 8.4 when it is released, until there is more clarity about the jailbreak. It is quite possible (let’s hope not) that Apple will patch the vulnerability in iOS 8.4 public release, and jailbreak is released only for iOS 8.3 or lower.

Please also note that any site claiming to have a jailbreak for iOS 8.1.3 – iOS 8.4 is a scam, so stay clear from such scam sites. If there is a jailbreak for iOS 8.1.3 – iOS 8.4, it will be available for free, and we’ll be let you know as soon as possible. Check our iOS 8.3 jailbreak page for the latest updates.

What do you think? Should a jailbreak be released as soon as it is ready for the public? Or should the hackers wait for iOS 8.4 to be released to the public before releasing the jailbreak? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

What is Jailbreaking?

If you want to jailbreak your iPhone or want to find out the latest about jailbreaking then you’re come to the right place.jailbreak-iphone

Jailbreaking is the process of removing restrictions in iOS, and allow root access to the iOS file system so that it can run software that has not been approved by Apple. It allows users to install jailbreak apps, tweaks and themes from Cydia to customize the look and feel of their device, and also enhance the functionality.

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