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You Can Now Restore iPhone on iOS 9.1 Without Losing Jailbreak

iOS 9.1 is the latest iOS 9 firmware version that can be jailbroken with Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.1. All iPhones and iPads that are running iOS 9.2 and newer Apple mobile operating systems are currently non-jailbreakable and this is the reason why users could be afraid to install new tweaks. Any bad tweak can cause iPhone restore to iOS 9.3.2 that cannot be untethered at the moment. Luckily new iOS 9.1 semi restore tool is officially released.

What is SemiRestore? This is a well-known program created by CoolStar dev specifically for jailbroken gadgets. Using semi restore iOS 9.1 program you get a chance of successfully and painlessly restoring a jailbroken iPhone and your jailbreak will remain active. It’s an awesome solution when you are still running older firmware and are jailbroken while newer firmware versions cannot be untethered.

iOS 9.1 Semi Restore iPhone iPad Release

The SemiRestore program supports all jailbroken mobile firmwares starting from iOS 5 and up to iOS 9.1 [including this version]. You can restore iOS 9.1 without losing jailbreak when you face reboot loop program, get a buggy tweak or coming across another program that wishes to force restore your iPhone to the most recent public Apple firmware version [which is iOS 9.3.2 release now].

When you choose to semi restore all your tweaks will be removed and thus no bad tweak can harm your jailbroken iPhone. To use SemiRestore you should install OpenSSH on the iDevice [learn how to change root password on iPhone to prevent third-party users and companies from accessing handset remotely].

iOS 9.1 semi restore option is supported by Windows PCs only. The Mac version hasn’t been released yet.

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iPhone 8 Could Get Impressive Tactile Vibrations

It’s nice to see iPhone 8 rumors even before iPhone 7 is released. This year reports and leaks about 2016 smartphone are opposite. Some people think that Apple won’t offer any major updates this year. Others wish to see outstanding features along with iPhone 7.

The interesting iPhone 2017 release gets even more curious because we hear about complex tactile vibrations. Apple could improve this features via better taptic engine. This option should be exclusive to iPhone 8 while iPhone 7 should be a minor update that could possible get impressive 256GB storage capacity.

New iPhone Taptic Engine Rumors

The iPhone 8 release date is expected in the fall 2017. It could be an interesting smartphone with innovative features and exclusive options. The Cupertino-based giant will celebrate iPhone’s 10th anniversary the next year that is why experts are waiting for major changes in a year from now but not this fall.

The iPhone 8 could feature edge-to-edge screen and possibly all-glass design. These are another rumors about the popular future smartphone. Besides, the next generation handset could feature OLED screen.

If Apple adds the improved taptic engine users will be happy to upgrade. There were also rumors about Touh ID being integrated into the iPhone display. Could these two changes make the iPhone 8 better? Would it be enough for customers to take a decision purchase the new smartphone or upgrade to it?

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Unannounced Apple Watch Coach Bands Listed as Sold Out

We’ve heard about new Apple Watch bands 2016 that were supposed to be designed by Coach. They actually appeared on the company’s website however no one officially announced the accessories. Users hoped to hear about these bands during WWDC 2016. Still the product was listed on the site.

There are curious reports about Apple Watch Coach bands. Without any announcement these luxury accessories were added to the site. The well-known designer was rumored to create nine impressive bands for the ‘fruit’ smartwatch. Apple could release Apple Watch 2 this fall and the designer’s bands are most likely meant for this next generation wearable.

Apple Watch Coach Bands 2016

As noted by experts who noticed Apple Watch bands by Coach on the website, the products were listed as ‘Sold out’ however no customer could purchase the accessory. The bands had impressive descriptions and promised to bring ‘pretty charm’ to each customers.

Since the listings were added as ‘sold out’ no one saw the price. The cost is still kept in secret since the accessories were most likely published ahead of official presentation and release date by mistake. If there is no announcement during WWDC – Coach could easily launch its new Apple Watch bands for either original wearable or the next generation Apple Watch 2 at any moment.

Of course, the accessories are useless without the device they are meant for. Apple Watch 2 is believed to be launched this year. It was expected in March or April but instead customers saw the release of the 4-inch iPhone SE. Maybe the wearable will be launched in the fall.

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iPhone Hacker Introduces His Self Driving Car Project

There are many self driving car projects created by different companies and people. Such cars could be the innovation of the future. Even Apple is rumored to work on its own Apple car although we hear mostly rumors and not official information from the well-known company.

Have you heard of Geohot car? Geohot or George Hotz used to work on iOS jailbreaking. He is the first person in the world to find jailbreak for iPhone. It happened back in 2007 when Apple released its ever first handset.

Geohot Self Driving Car Project

Hotz self driving car technology is shown off. There is even an application Chffr which gives you a chance to submit your driving data. How does it work? You should launch the application created by hacker Geohot and place your camera to windshield. The camera should record your driving information. The program will understand how you are usually driving and what your main reactions are.

Once the data is received the Chffr app will unload it to Comma.ai website which belongs to Hotz. This iPhone hacker is now trying to create a real self driving technology for those who spend much time in their vehicle. The program should analyze all the data coming from different drivers and this is how it learns.

Right now you can only help Hotz learn since the first beta version of Chffr should be presented in later June. The first kit of the program could be presented by the end of 2016. Hotz promises that the price would be under $1,000.

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Some Curious iPhone 7 Plus Leaks and Features

Apple is unlikely to confirm or deny any iPhone 7 Plus rumors during WWDC 2016 event. Why? The company is expected to introduce next iOS 10 firmware version in early June however it will definitely keep all the details about next iPhone in secret.

What do current iPhone 7 Plus leaks have to say? There are several images that appear on the web and promise to belong to the iOS smartphone. We’ve seen dual camera system and maybe Smart Connector support.

iPhone 7 Leaked Schematics Rumors Design

There were also reports about possible changes in iPhone design this year. Still there are experts who think that Apple will introduce major design update only in 2017. This is when iPhone will celebrate its 10th Anniversary. Maybe Apple will think of some interesting deals, updates and innovations for 2017.

This year the company already relased iPhone SE. This smaller 4-inch handset is mostly popular in China and India. The upcoming iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are aimed at U.S. customers and other major markets where users are willing pay more for their smartphone. For example, iPhone 7 Plus could get 5.5-inch screen and different awesome options.

The leaked schematics shows Smart Connector and other so-called images reveal no Smart Connector near the bottom edge of the iPhone 7 Plus. It’s hard to understand what sources show the real changes.

The next model could be 0.1mm thicker than the iPhone 6s. It might be better and more powerful than 2015 models.

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iOS 9.3.3 Update: Download New iOS 9.3.3 Beta 1 to Developers

With so many iOS 9.3.2 bugs many users can’t wait for official iOS 9.3.3 release date. It should happen soon since Apple has already seeded the first iOS 9.3.3 update to developers. If you are a registered dev you can download iOS 9.3.3 beta 1 and test all the minor changes that would hopefully make the known problems disappear.

Many users are unhappy with iOS 9.3.2 release [there are some new Android features inspired by iOS 9]. This firmware version was supposed to bring minor changes without any new issues. However it didn’t fix the problems for 9.7-inch iPad Pro users and many iPhone owners.

iOS 9.3.3 Beta 1 Download Direct Links ipsw iPhone iPad Release

Hopefully once developers install iOS 9.3.3 beta 1 they will be happy to report no issues. Of course, it is only possible to learn about problems, bugs and issues while using the firmware every day. Still devs do a great job by testing betas and helping Apple to solve things right away and avoid bringing more problems to the public release.

How can you install iOS 9.3.3 first beta? There are some requirements you have to meet before you get a chance to update to this iPhone, iPad and iPod touch firmware beta. Firstly, you have to be a registered developer and access Apple Dev Center. Secondly, you have to have registered UDID [here is how to locate your Apple Watch UDID in case you need it]. Thirdly, you should have desire to test new and upcoming mobile platforms for ‘fruit’ devices.

If you meet all the requirements above you can download iOS 9.3.3 beta 1 through direct links offered through Dev Center or install 9.3.3 first beta via OTA-update.

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Apple Shares Fix to iPhone and iPad Pro iTunes Error 56

We have heard about error 56 iPhone 6 and this error now bothers iPad Pro users. If you have the 9.7-inch iPad Pro model that was released in spring you might also get error 56 iTunes iPad Pro after updating to iOS 9.3.2 firmware version.

Anyways, while it is not iPhone update error 56 this time – you might still want to know how to fix it and if iPhone 6 error 56 fix could work on iPad Pro device after you get all iOS 9.3.2 changes and improvements. Apple has a solution to all 9.7-inch iPad Pro owners and you have to learn what the company says about the problem.

Fix iPad Pro Brick Error 56 iTunes iOS 9.3.2 Update

Firstly, the bug seems to only brick iPad Pro models with 9.7-inch screen. Secondly, the issue arrives after you install iOS 9.3.2 release. This firmware was updated in May and a lot of users still haven’t installed it.

Apple knows that some users get error and shares only one iPad Pro error 56 solution at the moment. It asks all users who experience problems to contact Apple Support team. Maybe the ‘fruit’ giant would offer soon iOS 9.3.x update which will finally fix the bug. Right now if you get ‘error 56’ you might become bricked. If you iPad Pro is a brick you should definitely contact Apple and resolve this issue.

The Cupertino-based giant assures that only a small number of users comes across error 56. All other iPhone and iPad owners who are now running iOS 9.3.2 have no brick issues or errors [you can download iOS 9.3.2 through direct ipsw links].

Have you had any issues with update?

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How to Pair Two iPhones with Bluetooth?

Even if you haven’t updated to the newest iOS 9.3.2 you might come across iPhone Bluetooth bug. It’s true that 9.3.2 release is very buggy but users who are running earlier Apple mobile firmware versions also suffer from different problems and issues.

For example, your iPhone can’t pair Bluetooth devices. Is there a fix to such iPhone Bluetooth issues? A fix is available and you can use it right now. It works for anyone whose smartphone cannot work with other devices via Bluetooth connection.

iPhone Bluetooth Connect Fail Fix Guide

How to Fix iPhone Can’t Pair Bluetooth Issues

Step 1. If you can’t pair iPhone with Bluetooth accessories you need some fix. It should work for your Apple Watch wearable, speakers, car audio system etc.

Step 2. You need to figure out if the problem is with accessory or your iPhone. This is pretty important. Use your computer or other devices to double check if everything is ok with Bluetooth gadgets.

Step 3. If this is the iPhone that cannot connect to Bluetooth you should try to disable Bluetooth and restart your handset. Do this by going to Settings and selecting Bluetooth feature which you should first turn off [learn how to change Bluetooth device name on jailbroken iPhone].

Step 4. When the iPhone reboots go to Settings once again and choose Bluetooth option to enable it.

Hopefully this simple guide solves your problem and Bluetooth starts working. You might also need to forget your pairing device via Settings – Bluetooth – I icon – Forget This Device and try to pair it again.

There are other steps you can try: reset your network settings, restore the iPhone, setup your iPhone as new one. Do you still have the problem?

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iPhone 6 Prototype Shocking Price Wows eBay Users

Would anyone like to buy iPhone prototype? Apple fans usually choose to purchase newest iPhone models. For example, this year millions of potential customers are looking to upgrade to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

With the iPhone SE release and upcoming iPhone 7 update it is curious to see iPhone 6 prototype on eBay. The seller assures that the lucky customers will get test software on this handset model. It also has red Lightning connector. Still there are no FCC markings on the device.

iPhone 6 Prototype Price eBay Ad

Wondering about iPhone 6 prototype price? The seller sets pretty high price on this precious and unique smartphone with SwitchBoard software installed on it. This is the ‘fruit’ company’s internal debugging operating system. So the price is over $5,000.

The iPhone 6 prototype seems to be the later test smartphone. It truly looks like the final Apple iPhone however without model numbers, identifiers on the back of the device. The color of the Lightning connector is also unique.

The seller assures that the smartphone was purchased from his friend. It should be mentioned that the prototype of iPhone 6 has not IMEI number. This means you cannot factory unlock iPhone 6 if you purchase it because all SIM unlock services are based on IMEI code and activation status.

Testing models are meant for performing tests, checking sensors and doing other testing tasks. In-house iPhones do not run iOS so don’t expect to install iOS 9 on this expensive prototype model.

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Users Report iCloud Mail Not Working and Notes Not Syncing

While different Apple sites are not working users also report iCloud outage 2016. The problem seems to occur to less than 1% of iCloud users but it is real and exists for some iPhone and iPad owners. Apple is completely aware of the new issues.

If you notice iCloud Mail not working bug you should know that there are other people out there who have the similar problem. Besides users report iCloud Notes not syncing issue and other Apple bugs and troubles. The company has grew so big that it keeps getting various bugs more often.

iCloud Mail Outage 2016 Notes Not Working Apple

According to Apple, it knows about the new iCloud outage 2016 which has affected different iCloud services including Notes and Mail. How does the problem appear? Some people just cannot sync their Notes while others cannot use Notes at all. Some users are not able to receive mails through Mail and others are unable to send mails. For some people iCloud Mail is not working for both sending and getting messages.

There are many tweets about the problems and they also mention that some users cannot save long emails [learn how to email large files on iPhone for free]. Current Apple cloud servers are not reliable lately. The company is hit by numerous outages and users can’t be happy with such situation.

There are other cloud services you might wish to discover. Apple could also build its own cloud infrastructure in the future to rely on more services and experience less outages.

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