iOS 4 is the first firmware in which Apple has completely cut off the support for aging original iPhone EDGE and iPod touch first-generation. Their decision of course is justified because of the low RAM found in these first-gen devices which were released back in 2007. But all is not lost as the iPhone jailbreak community has now come up with a mod, which brings the complete look and feel of iOS 4 (formerly iPhone OS 4) for iPhone 2G. The mod is basically based on the iPhone OS 3.1.3, to replicate the experience of iOS 4 on iPhone 2G (EDGE).
Finally, the long wait is over! iPhone 4 has been announced today at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC 2010) by Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs. The iPhone 4 is a monster compared to the earlier models, with tons of new features, here’s all what you need to know about the new iPhone 4.
Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc. in his keynote address at WWDC 10 (World Wide Developers Conference) has announced the much awaited iPhone 4. After a long presentation about the number of apps downloaded from iTunes, number of iPads sold, some new enhancements to iPad, and the new development tools and corporate features that the phone’s updated operating system, "iPhone 4.0," will support, Jobs finally got to the details about the next-generation phone that has been leaked with tons of rumors for months.
We have already seen iOS 4.0 Beta 4 (formerly iPhone OS 4) being successfully jailbroken and unlocked on iPhone 3GS and 3G using ultrasn0w and blacksn0w. But for this final release of iOS 4, both the tools are likely going to get an upgrade soon to make them full compatible. The iPhone Dev Team has already promised a full carrier unlocking solution sometime this month for 05.12.01 baseband. Geohot might also update blacksn0w unlock for this latest firmware, which has already been successfully ported to the Beta 4 of iOS 4.
This is a friendly reminder for all iPhone 3GS, iPad and iPod touch 3G users to save SHSH blobs now before Apple pushes the new iPad 3.3/3.2.1 and iPhone OS 4 firmware today at WWDC 10. This is important if you want to jailbreak (by downgrading) your device again should Apple patches the exploit used by Spirit jailbreak tool.
WWDC 10 is only about 12 hours away now where Apple will unveil the next iPhone and what we have now is even more pictures leaked from Korea, showing the back panel, and other parts of the white model (video here) of the next-gen iPhone. The back panel case is similar to all the previous leaks that we have seen so far. Maybe someone in China, Vietnam or Korean region have got loads of these parts and they are selling it off to make loads of money right before the official announcement by Jobs.
Apple has started hanging banners outside San Francisco’s Moscone center in preparation for the upcoming WWDC 2010 conference which will be held here next week starting from June 7. The large iPhone apps-centric WWDC10 banner which was seen on the invitation cards has already been hung, alongside Apple logo outside the main conference center.
WWDC 2010 is only 5 days away now and the rumors about the next iPhone just don’t stop. In fact these rumors wont go until Steve Jobs finally raises the curtain on the next iPhone by officially giving it a name on next Tuesday.