There are a lot of iOS 7 tweaks being released now that the dust has settled over the evasi0n 7 controversy. Even Cydia has received an iOS 7 makeover and popular tweaks like Zeppelin now support the new Apple OS. It also didn't take long for Jailbreakstyle to release a new Winterboard theme that allows you to restore your home screen icons to their original iOS 6 versions.
The new jailbreak theme is called iOS 6 icons for iOS 7 and it can be found under the BigBoss repo in Cydia. The theme allows you to convert your iOS 7 icons to iOS 6 icons. The tweak requires a jailbroken device running iOS 7 or later, and you must have Winterboard already installed for it to work.
The evasi0n iOS 6 jailbreak tool is now the most popular jailbreak with over 7 million downloads in just a few short days. Evasi0n allows any iOS device capable of running iOS 6.0 - 6.1 to be jailbroken with a few simple steps. Not only is it totally safe, but it's probably the easiest jailbreak for users to install. Once installed, users can download free or paid apps / tweaks to customize their iOS devices. Evasi0n is free and easy to use, so there are no more excuses not to jailbreak your device.
First time jailbreakers can follow these easy steps to jailbreak their iPad mini, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 6, iOS 6.0.1, iOS 6.0.2 or iOS 6.1. First rule of jailbreaking, always backup your device using iTunes. If you're running iOS 6.1 you should also save your SHSH blobs using Tiny Umbrella. Click here to learn how.
The all-star jailbreaking team known as the evad3rs have finally released the long awaited untethered iOS 6 jailbreak. The new jailbreak entitled "evasi0n" supports all devices capable of running iOS 6 or iOS 6.1, except the third-gen Apple TV. This includes the iPhone 5, newest iPads and the iPad mini. You can now download the Mac OS X, Linux or Windows versions of evasi0n via the official website.
As always, you should backup your iOS device using iTunes or iCloud before using any jailbreak. And the evad3rs also warn to be patient, and not to start iTunes or Xcode while the jailbreak is running.
Some iPhone 4S and iPad 3 owners are reporting that their Wi-Fi is being "greyed out" or disabled after installing iOS 6. A thread about the issue on the Apple Support forums has already reached 93 pages. Users are reporting that their Wi-Fi settings are either disabled, or that they can't connect and are being forced to use a cellular data connection only. There have also been complaints about the problem affecting Bluetooth capabilities as well.
Early iOS 6 users did suffer from Wi-Fi issues when it was originally launched on September 19, however, Apple has fixed the problem. Two users have replied that Apple is aware of the new issue, but the Wi-Fi complaints are still piling up. The Apple Support thread has over 900 replies at the time of this post.
If you are one of the many Apple fans who dislike the iOS 6 Maps application, you can still install the Google Maps web app to your Home screen. The web app won't be supported by Siri, or give you turn-by-turn navigation, but it will let you access transit and bike routes, plus give you access to Google's data for better local searches.
To get Google Maps back onto your iPad or iPhone, bring up Safari and go to maps.google.com. It might ask you permission to access your Location depending on your privacy settings. If you allow it access, you will then be able to add an icon to your Home screen by hitting the arrow in the top right hand corner.
iOS 6 brings over 200 new features to the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Some of the most talked about features include Apple's new 3D mapping technology, the Passbook app and cellular Facetime, but what other changes does Apple's newest firmware offer?
For the iPad iOS 6 brings a new clock app and the iPhone 4S exclusive Siri. Unfortunately Siri is only available for the new iPad, not the iPad 2. Siri has also been updated to look up sports related info like scores and schedules, make restaurant reservations via OpenTable, and post to Facebook or Twitter.
Other key features include: Facebook integration, turn-by-turn navigation and iCloud tabs in Safari... Read on for the complete iOS 6 changelog.
Tablet fans waiting for a smaller, more affordable iPad will have to wait a little longer. Apple did not announce the rumored 7-inch iPad as some hoped, instead they announced the long-awaited iPhone 5, a 2.5-inch iPod nano, and fifth-generation iPod touch on Wednesday in San Francisco.
There weren't many surprises during the iPhone 5 presentation as most of the next-generation rumors finally turned out to be true. The iPhone 5 does feature a hybrid metal and glass back, 4G LTE speeds and a larger 16:9 ratio in-cell touch display. Apple managed to make the new iPhone lighter and thinner without sacrificing battery life, and added a new and faster A6 processor. The iPhone 5 also stayed the same in price. The 16GB model will cost $199, the 32GB model is $299, and the 64GB version is $399. The iPhone 4S was reduced to $99, and the iPhone 4 is free with a new contract. Pre-orders for the iPhone open on September 14. Full shipping and availability will commence on Friday, September 21, and iOS 6 drops on September 19.
iPad users rejoice! The native Clock application comes your way with iOS 6 this fall. AppleInsider has pictures of the upcoming addition to your home screen. iPad 2 and new iPad (iPad 3) devices will be supported by iOS 6.
The Clock app has several enhancements for the larger iPad screen over the iPhone app. Features include World Clock, Alarm, Stopwatch and Timer functions. The World Clock, pictured above, also displays weather information for cities of interest.
Apple has announced that they will be bringing Siri to the new iPad as part of iOS 6. Scott Forstall made the announcement at WWDC 2012 on Monday. Apple also announced that iOS 6 will feature new functionality for Siri. New features include the ability to provide sports scores and schedules, the ability to use OpenTable for reservations, the ability to launch apps and the ability to locate movie times and locations.
Jailbreakers who own the iPhone 4S have already been enjoying most of these features through the Cydia tweak AssistantExtensions. Hopefully, the jailbreaking community will add iPad support (if necessary) once iOS 6 is launched.
That's right folks. Apple will be adding Siri to iOS 6 for the iPad. This is according to a report in 9to5Mac which states that this fall, people will start talking to their iPads. Siri Assistant on the iPad will mark the first time a device besides the iPhone 4S features the technology.
iPad 3 owners are already enjoying voice dictation capabilities on their devices with iOS 5.1, however the firmware upgrade will deploy full-featured Siri to the tablet computer later this year. Obviously iPhone-specific commands will be missing, but everything else including calendar management, contact searching, e-mail, maps, messaging, music control, reminders, Safari commands, weather, Wolfram-Alpha, and more will be accessible.