Apple has been working on a new 4-inch iPhone 6s Mini. This information was introduced be analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company. They stated that although the Apple company moved away from the 4-inch iPhone this year, but for the next 2015 this new iPhone model could be released.
Due to Arcuri’s statements in 2015 Apple may add to the current launched in September 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models the third 4-inch iPhone 6S mini. This new device would be similar to the iPhone 5s. But it will gain all features, an updated design with curved screen edges will be similar to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
The rumors stated that the new 4-inch model could used as an alternative to the iPhone 5c that is currently sold by Apple. Although Arcuri suggests that the latest model will include “purpose-built low cost components” from Qualcomm to keep the price down.
For many years Apple’s smaller screen sizes models was an advantage over competitors. That was because the 4-inch form factor consumers to use the device easily with one hand. But the interest to larger displays has risen and Apple launched a larger screens this year, that gained the new a new “Reachability” feature to use in one hand.
The analyst has another idea the Apple is on their way to release a larger 12.9-inch iPad model this spring. The sales of iPad has gone down, but this new 12.9-inch model could change the situation in a reverse side. Arcuri suggests that Apple for the first release will launch from 15 to 20 million units of this larger iPad.
Arcuri’s track record on future Apple iPhone 6S mini and iPad is mixed, so we aren’t sure what to expect.
While one hackers working on iOS jalbreaking the others on baseband hacking. Now it is possible to hack iPhone baseband of the newer models. There are four tools that were written by P0sixninja to hack only with Qualcomm hardware iPhone 5, 4S and 4 (CDMA). There is a possibility to access iPhone 5 baseband using Minicom and Signal 2 app but here is something different.
You can use BBTool, DLOADTool, DBLTool and iOSUSBEnum to boot up Qualcomm baseband’s files which are related to QHSDLOAD protocol (Qualcomm DLOAD protocol). These program will allow you to open iPhone bb giving the possibility to find exploits and try to use them to unlock iPhone 5 and other models. It can be used for raw communication with the baseband like fuzzing. Fuzzing is one of the easiest and most eﬃcient ways to ﬁnd vulnerabilities.
iOSUSBEnum (Utility to enumerate USB (HSIC) devices on iOS)
BBTool (Tool for communicating with AppleBaseband Kext on iOS)
DBLTool (Tool for communicating with Sahara protocol (DBL) on iPhone4 CDMA, iPhone4s, and iPhone5 (Apple SAH Protocol)
DLOADTool (Tool for communicating with QHSDLOAD protocol on iPhone4 CDMA, iPhone4s, and iPhone5 (Qualcomm DLOAD protocol)
Step 5. You can also use DBLOADTool to enter the normal operating mode after DBL mode. As you may guess you will need to step to bbticket, osbl, and amss into DBLTool entering the following command to hack iPhone baseband:
dbltool -b /usr/local/standalone/firmware/Baseband/Trek/bbticket.der -o /usr/local/standalone/firmware/Baseband/Trek/osbl.mbn -a /usr/local/standalone/firmware/Baseband/Trek/amss.mbn
Step 6. Wait up to 30 seconds because AMSS loading may take some time. To see if the iPhone baseband was booted up, you can use iosusbenum command without CommCenter been loaded. The command output should be like these below:
Step 7. To reset the iPhone baseband to its original settings use command:
Seeing this bunch of information you can be sure that you have just hacked iPhone baseband and fully boot it up even without CommCenter. The last thing left is to send commands to iPhone baseband using DIAGTool and QMITool and explore the modem firmware and filesystem in general. Use comment section below to share your experience with booting up iPhone bb.
According to Apple, it will use Qualcomm SoC in the new budget model of iPhone. There are a lot of reports about iPhone baseband chips on the net, and such trusted resource as The WSJ and also mention this news. This means, it is most likely to happen, and we will see a lower-cost iOS smartphone in 2013 which will include a new processor.
iPhone baseband is very interesting part of the iDevice. If you need to unlock iPhone, you need to unlock its baseband. All previous unlocks were depended on the version of iPhone modem firmware and every iPhone user was looking to find the solution for his iPhone modem firmware. Each unlock solution based on finding exploit. In order to find it you need to establish the connection between iPhone BB and your PC. So in this article I’m briefly going to show you how to connect to different iPhone BB Chipset versions.
I think one of the most important questions about the new iPhone is what baseband is on iPhone 5 running iOS 6. This question was arisen right after iPhone 5 release. So I started to browsing the net and looking for iPhone 5 baseband digits.
A new iPhone will have a new baseband and it is natural. Remember that I have already written you about iOS 6 baseband and you can find out what baseband will have older iPhone models after update to iOS 6. And now you can find out about iPhone 5 modem firmware.
I’m sure you know that it is impossible to get iPhone 5 in your hand right now but in spite of this there are many people who can boast new Apple device and it wasn’t very difficult to discover iPhone 5 baseband.
So it is the moment of truth and iPhone 5 baseband on iOS 6 is – 1.00.16 debug.
Baseband chips for iPhone 5 were produced by Qualcomm company based on San Diego, Cali. iPhone 4S also features Qualcomm baseband and all other models are using Infenion baseband chips. However there are news that there can be iPhone 5 problems with production of Qualcomm chips.
According to Qualcomm President and COO Steven M. Mollenkopf, their corporation is presently having some difficulties with the reduced flow of these baseband chips for iPhone 5. Also Mollenkopf doesn’t refuse that Qualcomm is presently thinking about obtaining additional providers who’ll assist to attain the necessary amount of security companions. Keep in mind that Qualcomm doesn’t itself directly involved in the creation of chips for mobile phones, there’s also some other manufacturers as TMSC, UMC, Samsung and GlobalFoundries.
However I think that one of the main reasons tha Apple uses Qualcomm chips is that it almost impossible to hack it and try to unlock iPhone 5 baseband 1.00.16. This chips are really safe from unlock.
Althouth famous French hacker know as Pod2G who created untethered jailbraek for iOS 5.1.1 Absinthe 2.0 has recently tweeted that he is working on finding unlocking solution for iPhone 4S baseband 2.0.10 and 2.0.12. If he could find something real for iPhone 4S it is with out a doubt will be free unlock so we can hope for free iPhone 5 unlock for 1.00.16 baseband on iOS 6 as well.
Apple may face iPhone 5 problems after release of the next-generation iDevice. This view is held by a stock analyst Darren Hart after conversation with the Qualcomm President and COO Steven M. Mollenkopf. They were talking about processor chips, made from 28 nanometer technology.