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Jailbreakers and iOS 5: Plan Your Update Strategy [Updated: Redsn0w 0.9.9b5 for Mac Is Out]

Jailbreakers and iOS 5: Plan Your Update Strategy [Updated: Redsn0w 0.9.9b5 for Mac Is Out]

Adriana Lee

If you’re a seasoned jailbreaker, then you know not to immediately jump to the next iOS the moment it’s available. You watch and wait, and make sure there’s an appropriate jailbreak for this version before you update. If you’re a newbie, however, you might not be well-versed in how all this goes. The Basics There are two main types of jailbreaks — tethered and untethered. Tethered...

iPhone 4S Benchmarks: Slower Than iPad 2, But Still The Fastest Smartphone Available

iPhone 4S Benchmarks: Slower Than iPad 2, But Still The Fastest Smartphone Available

Adriana Lee

Are all A5 processors the same as another? Not so, says AnandTech, which looked into the iPhone 4S‘ processor compared to others, including the A5 chip in the iPad 2. The site compiled known benchmarks and “compared them to our existing database of tests.” Bottom line? The iPhone 4S is underclocked to roughly 800 MHz, making it slower than Apple‘s current tablet, but still plenty fast,...