With a browser-based method for jailbreaking any iPhone or iPad, including the iPhone 4 now out in the wild, freeing an Apple mobile device has seldom been easier. As a matter of fact, it's become so easy that an intrepid jailbreaker found the time not only unlock his own hardware, but also to filddle with handsets that don't belong to them.
Whose hardware did they get their mitts on? Um, Apple's.
If you're tired of waiting for the iPhone 4 or iPad to become available, then maybe you'll like to hear that Apple is doing its best to shrink the waiting lists it has going for the two devices. Apple already regularly maintains a "Priority List" that helps them ramp up production, but some stores have anywhere from 250 to 750 people on the waiting list for iPads, and 500 to 1,500 for iPhone 4s.
With over 300 stores in the US (and growing), Apple has managed to attract quite a following to its retail locations. The stores consistently stay packed, carry a supreme selection of products, and customers usually leave with a huge grin on their faces. But, what does it take to get to that point? What exactly goes into an Apple Store launch, and how grueling is the long waiting period before the store is actually opened to the public? As a frequent write for Maclife.com and a huge Apple fan, this writer is here to tell you all about the days leading up to South Carolina's brand spankin' new Apple Store.
While the head of Lenovo may have stated earlier this week that Apple doesn’t care about the Chinese market, you wouldn’t know it from looking at pictures of this week’s unveiling from the latest Apple Store in Shanghai.
Earlier this morning, we headed out to the Apple Store on Stockton Street in downtown San Francisco to check out all the hubbub surrounding the iPhone 4. With the reports from Twitter and Facebook that the lines were gargantuan, we had to check it out for ourselves. When we got to the store an hour before launch, the line extended around the block, all the way to the street that is actually parallel to that of the Apple Store. Hopefully, the faithful patrons that were waiting in the cold, frigid, San Francisco summer weather won't go home empty handed.
Read ahead to check out our photos from this morning's opening, complete with captions!
God bless those rumors, they were right on the mark yet again. Although the online Apple Store is down at this writing after being crushed by overnight iPhone 4 and updated Mac mini orders, an official Apple Store app has indeed appeared in the App Store and is available to download now.
In one of the most meta things we've heard lately, MacRumors believes that Apple could soon release an iPhone app via the App Store designed to browse the online Apple Store. The app could allow you to set up a Genius Bar appointment, browse the store, and purchase items. MacRumors also believes that Apple could launch this in time for iPhone 4 preordering.