Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Jan 2013 22:32 UTC
Apple Apple has released iOS 6.1 - it's not a huge release so you probably won't notice much. What is interesting, however, is that Apple has unveiled that after just five months, 300 million iOS devices have been updated to or run iOS 6 - about 60% of all iOS devices ever sold. Google can learn a lot from this, since we're 14 months down the line, and Ice Cream Sandwich is only on about 40% of Android devices. Like I said, trainwreck in slowmotion.
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btw, the 6.1 jailbreak is "ready"
by aorth on Tue 29th Jan 2013 06:10 UTC
aorth
Member since:
2011-10-26

For those iOS users who want to free themselves.

http://apple.slashdot.org/story/13/01/27/1814239/pod2g-confirms-ios...

Hopefully root means they will soon be able to SIM unlock. It's absurd to think that Apple + carriers can dictate what you can/can't do with a piece of hardware that you paid for.

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Err... There's no real point in a soft Sim Unlock. The real unlcock requires a check box to be ticked off in some esoteric Apple based back office system. Else next upgrade the OS, it will be re-locked. The fact that European mobile provides are obliged to unlock their handsets after a period of ownership (UK, O2, usually 6 months after the phone release, after that you can unlock almost as soon as you receive the phone on contract for free or pay a small fee on PAYG) means that buying a Sim unlocked iPhone here is trivial. All of mine have been unlocked.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I think it's also absurd to willingly put yourself in a situation and then complain about it.

When you buy a locked iPhone you know it's locked. Mine isn't, because I bought it like that, because I wanted it that way. If I didn't like Apple I would have bought something else.

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mkone Member since:
2006-03-14

For those iOS users who want to free themselves.

http://apple.slashdot.org/story/13/01/27/1814239/pod2g-confirms-ios...

Hopefully root means they will soon be able to SIM unlock. It's absurd to think that Apple + carriers can dictate what you can/can't do with a piece of hardware that you paid for.


Apple will willingly sell you an unlocked iPhone. If you buy a phone on a contract, you can get it unlocked once you have finished paying for it. And Apple (and your carrier) cannot refuse to unlock it then.

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