Apple’s ‘Reuse and Recycle’ program comes to Italy

Hey everyone! Mekul is back with another post. Apple has started another market for the ‘reuse and recycle’ program in another country: Italy.

If you do not know what the ‘reuse and recycle’ program is you trade in your iPhone get a gift card and you can buy an iPhone 5s, 5c or 4s. You still have to spend some money but it comes to a more reasonable price.

According to a source, this will be coming to Australia soon.

Stay tuned, more posts, I will post something about Apple’s highly rumoured iWatch. Thanks for reading, Mekul.

iOS 7.1 has been released with new Siri, Touch ID improvements and CarPlay support.

Hello! Mekul is back with an iOS update! Yes iOS 7.1 is out with CarPlay support, new Siri voices and improvements, Touch ID improvements and much more! It is now available to the public right now, but hold on! Just sit here for a few more minutes and I will tell you a bit more on what Apple has released!

Jailbreaking and Downgrading

So, in my last post, I said that an iOS 7.1 jailbreak would be unlikely because of what iH8sn0w tweeted.

Now, he said that the iOS 7 kernel was patched in the beta of iOS 7.1. It doesn’t look like a jailbreak for iOS 7.1 is going to come out soon. MuscleNerd said on Twitter to stay away from iOS 7.1 if you are a jailbreaker though you can downgrade if you saved your SHSH blobs on your iPhone 4, but if you like to lose your jailbreak, plug in your iDevice into iTunes (evasi0n7 disables OTA by default) and update to iOS 7.1.

Though we may see a jailbreak for iOS 7.1 because the evasi0n team says they have a few kernels up their sleeves…

New Features

  • iOS 7.1 features CarPlay support.
  • Siri in iOS 7.1 lets you manually control when she listens by holding down the Home button while you speak and letting it go when you’re done.
  • Touch ID fingerprint reliability has been improved.
  • Camera app has a new ‘HDR Auto’ feature.
  • Photos & Camera tab in iOS Settings has a new ‘Upload Burst Photos’ option.
  • You can now use a new ‘Darken Colors’ option under the Increase Contrast section of the Accessibility tab.
  • The Phone app has a new-look dialer.
  • You can disable Parallax effect independently of other animations when setting up wallpaper.
  • iCloud Keychain is supported in additional countries.
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    iOS 7.1 may come out any day now! Here are some tips!

    Photo Credit: iDownloadBlog

    So, you’re looking forward to getting iOS 7.1. Great! So am I because it is going to have iOS in the Car, new Siri voices and more. Here are some tips.

    1. Save your SHSH blobs

    Yes. If you run into a major bug, and some how you can downgrade back to 7.0.6 (if it is possible, I will write a post on how to do it), then this is the key back home. You may be asking what a SHSH blob is. An SHSH Blob is basically what Apple uses to verify the version of iOS you are running. You might not be able to downgrade to a previous version in the event that you didn’t save your SHSH blobs.

    2. Do NOT update if you want to jailbreak.

    Yes. I will write a post if iOS 7.1 is good to jailbreak and if it is untethered. It is highly unlikely that iOS 7.1 will have an available jailbreak after what iH8sn0w said on Twitter.

    3. Plug your iDevice into iTunes and Download ONLY

    It is especially good if you want to jailbreak, and once you get the green light from me, you can immediately install iOS 7.1. I also recommend that you download iOS 7.1 from iTunes as it will install properly.

    That’s it from me! More posts coming throughout the week. Signing off, Mekul.

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    Rumour Time: iPhone 6

    Credit: Dani Yako

    Rumours, rumours, rumours. We have all made one. Well, rumours on Apple just keep on coming.

    First, a new report from a Chinese website, IT168, says that the iPhone 6 will have a 10 megapixel camera with improved filter and a wider aperture. Nice.

    Along with the 10 megapixel camera, the iPhone might also have interchangeable resin lenses created by the Japanese company, JSR. This might be true as Apple has a patent for swappable camera lenses. See below.

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    The new iPhone also might do NFC, and it’s about time. The new iPhone also might have an Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide – or ‘IGZO’ display. It will offer ‘higher reaction’ speed, which will be good for gamers.

    Apple also has made a patent for wireless charging. Wireless charging! You must be dreaming! But Apple just makes patents for anything that comes out of their minds. Who knows? It could come with the new iPhone!

    Thanks for reading. I will post more rumours soon, for the iPad.

    Mekul, signing off.