Torture tests show iPad 2 glass much stronger than original iPad [video]

By on March 25, 2011 at 11:21 AM.

Torture tests show iPad 2 glass much stronger than original iPad [video]

Despite being 27% thinner, a series of stress tests show that the glass covering Apple’s iPad 2 display is significantly stronger and more flexible than the glass used on the original iPad. The team at Apple product repair shop iFixYouri took it upon themselves to put glass display covers from the original iPad and the iPad 2 through a series of abusive stress tests, and the results are pretty remarkable. We’ve already spoiled the ending but watching the iPad 2 glass survive these torture tests is pretty impressive to say the least. Hit the break for the video and please, don’t try this at home. More →

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Second generation AppleTV jailbroken with SHAtter exploit

By on October 1, 2010 at 7:15 AM.

Second generation AppleTV jailbroken with SHAtter exploit

If you picked yourself up a second generation AppleTV, or plan to, it looks like you’ll be able to get your jailbreak on; assuming you’re into that sort of thing. Dev-team member MuscleNerd has posted a one-minute YouTube video showing Apple’s little black-box running a jailbroken firmware. Complimenting that, the dev-team has also managed to decrypt the AppleTV’s encryption keys. Hit the jump to see the video and hit the read link to check out the keys. More →

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Dev-Team demos beta version of PwnageTool on iPod touch 4G

By on September 27, 2010 at 7:45 AM.

Dev-Team demos beta version of PwnageTool on iPod touch 4G

The folks responsible for the development of iOS jailbreaking software PwnageTool — the dev-team — have posted a quick one-minute video demoing their latest iteration of the tool. Using the SHAtter exploit discovered by pod2g several weeks ago, the dev-team has managed to jailbreak one of the new fourth generation iPod touch devices. The dev-team writes:

Although PwnageTool was a useful first test of a full iPod 4G jailbreak via SHAtter, it’s really overkill compared to the faster tools being developed. Its main use in PwnageTool will be for those with iPhone4’s, to allow updates while preserving the baseband and ultrasn0w carrier unlock. In any event, this is another exciting time for iPhone and iPod touch users…the cat and mouse game continues!

If you’re interested in seeing what everyones favorite iOS tinkerers have been up to hit the break, we’ve got the video waiting for you. More →

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