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Well some more bad news for early adaptors of iPad 2 who wants to jailbreak their shiny new device. After the confirmation of Limera1n being patched in iPad 2’s bootrom, MuscleNerd of iPhone Dev Team has now confirmed that early testing of SHAtter shows that it has also been patched by Apple in iPad 2.
MuscleNerd: iPad2 bootrom version iBoot-838.3 means it was compiled March’10. Seems geohot guessed right: limera1n was already closed
MuscleNerd: Early testing also seems to show at least one thing SHAtter depends on was gone by March 2010 too
MuscleNerd: This means any early iPad2 jailbreaks will have to be purely userland
In case you don’t already know, all the current jailbreak tools are
The iPhone developer and hacker iH8sn0w has confirmed today that Apple has patched Limera1n exploit in iPad 2.
In case you don’t already know, all the current jailbreak tools are using Geohot’s bootrom based Limera1n exploit to jailbreak iOS based devices on the latest firmware. Since Limera1n exploit exists in the hardware, only a hardware revision from Apple could have patched it.
And now according to iH8sn0w’s findings, Apple has patched Limera1n in the just released iPad 2. What this means is that you will not be able to jailbreak it with current jailbreak tools until and unless the leaked SHAtter exploit is also not patched. But if SHAtter is also patched, then someone will have to find another bootrom exploit in the new hardware for us to jailbreak it on iOS 4.3.
As expected, iMovie and GarageBand are now available on the App Store for the iPad 2 when it releases later on this week. iMovie is actually just a universal update, since the app was already available for the iPhone, but it won’t run on the original iPad (GarageBand will, however). Both apps are available for $4.99. Note that the GB download is pretty big — GarageBand will run you 370 MB, so if your iPad is already pretty full, you’ll have to delete some apps or media.
GarageBand offers up all of those great in-app instruments
With the news that Apple’s iPad 2 would feature not one, but two cameras, the debate has been whether the rear-facing one would be up to snuff or not. We have found this video on YouTube that is claimed to have been shot on an actual iPad 2, we can all make our own minds up.
While the world’s tech press hypothesized whether the iPad 2 would sport an iPhone 4 quality shooter or the less impressive iPod touch.
It appears that unfortunately Apple stumped for the cheaper iPod variety, though you can check out the embedded video to form your opinion whether that’s a deal-breaker for you.
It’s worth remembering that this video has gone through YouTube compression algorithms, so bear that in mind when watching.
iClarified reports that based on evidence found within the iOS 4.3 firmware, the iPhone 5 is likely to have the same dual-core A5 processor as the iPad 2. This is not at all shocking; last year, the iPhone 4 launched with the same A4 processor that debuted in the original iPad.
The iPad 2 is showing benchmark results well over 150% better than the original iPad, and we can probably expect the same situation for the iPhone 5.
This means that at least in terms of raw computing performance, the next-gen iPhone may be even more powerful than the first iPad.
In terms of how fast the device will “feel,” that’s anyone’s guess — but it’s worth noting that early reviews of the iPad 2 say it feels at least twice as fast as the model it replaces.