Rewind (RW) is an exclusive iPod touch Fans’ weekly article, posted each Saturday. Rewind provides a weekly round-up of the top news, music, themes, forum activity, and other developments. Thank you to Fenderboy for the banner design. Leave your comments as replies to this thread and they may be chosen as one of the Comments of the Week (for next week’s article). To read previous articles of Rewind, visit the Rewind Archives. Enjoy reading!
In The News: iPhone OS 4.0
On April 8th, Steve Jobs hit the stage for a preview of iPhone OS 4.0. Multitasking, Folders, and In-App SMS are amongst a large list of new features to be included. A full list of features is provided in the related links below. iPhone and iPod touch users, expect a release in Summer of 2010. If you own an iPad, you’ll have to wait until Fall 2010. If you own an original iPod touch or iPhone, you’ll be disappointed to hear that iPhone OS 4.0 is not supported on your device.
Lots more after the jump:
Jailbreak Scene: iPhone OS 4.0 and iPad have already been jailbroken
iPhone OS 4.0 Jailbreak: According to this Tweet from iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd, it appears as though the team have managed to jailbreak iPhone OS 4.0–currently in beta–just hours after the keynote was held to preview iPhone OS 4.0 on April 8th, 2010.
iPad Jailbreak: Less than 24 hours after the release of the iPad, the iPhone Dev Team had already developed an untethered jailbreak–called the “Spirit” jailbreak–for the device. MuscleNerd, a member of the iPhone Dev Team, recently tweeted this:
In addition, independent developer geohot, the developer behind the blackra1n jailbreak for the iPhone and iPod touch, has successfully managed to jailbreak his iPad as well. There is no word on when either of these jailbreaks will be released. A demonstration of geohot’s iPad jailbreak can be found in the related links below.
What iPod touch Fans’ users are listening to this week:
Post what song you are listening to in the official What Are You Listening? thread for a chance to appear in next week’s article.
Kiks52 is listening to…
If We Ever Meet Again
Timbaland ft. Katy Perry
SoBe is listening to…
VE. is listening to…
The Angry Mob
Calhoun is listening to…
RyanTaylor is listening to…
The following users have written interesting or very detailed threads that are deserving of this week’s Thread Spotlight:
Recent Theme Releases (RTR):
This is a dark, simple, usable theme inspired by the default SBSettings theme. It is made intentionally for iPhone with SMS and Phone themes, but can be used on any iDevice. I will be releasing updates to it as I add to it. The theme looks best with Glassklart icons, and I will be putting together some similar icons soon.
My first release ever! The idea was to make a lockscreen that was basic and had a transparent background when typing in your password. Why? Cause I couldn’t find one that had the combination of the two and I wanted one.