iPhone 5 + iOS 6 Catch-All

I just successfully upgraded my iPhone 4 from iOS 5.0.0 to 5.0.1, without plugging it into anything. I have no idea whether anything in that update is actually going to matter to me, but wireless software updating is cool.

That's Settings --> General --> Software Update, if you didn't already know.

I'd love to update, but the thought of putting my chances of a jailbreak/unlock at risk will keep me on 5.0.0 for a while.

It's so nice to not have to re-download the entire OS. It was a small 51 mb and did it wirelessly. Finally.

TempestBlayze wrote:

It's so nice to not have to re-download the entire OS. It was a small 51 mb and did it wirelessly. Finally.

I've updated one of my two iOS devices, and haven't had any problems yet. Still, I've been hurt by updates so many times already that I'm wincing in anticipation of getting stung.

I updated wirelessly too with no problems.

Just had a moment of future shock there when I realized he was talking about a 51 megabyte download as small. And it can be done almost anywhere in the country, in just a few minutes.

Things certainly have changed.

(edit: I don't remember how fast modems were at the time, but I used to have a rule of thumb of ten minutes a megabyte.)

Malor you posted about not getting an iPad or something until the screen resolution was as good as the iphone's. I thought you were kidding but after owning the phone for a while, man the ipad screen looks like sh*t n_n

Pretty amazing how good the screen is on that little phone.

Also I remember staying up all night to download the quake demo from my sh*tty phone line modem. Now I got 50mb over the air from my goddamn phone, who can possibly deny we're in a magical age

Yeah, if I can get something like the Retina display in iPad format, and the system can be jailbroken so I can actually own it, that'll get me to jump on a tablet.

Just noticed something clever with iOS 5.1 and the always-there camera button on the lock screen: it's nice that it's always there, but I wondered if it would mean too many accidental camera starts when you just meant to swipe. But instead of a button, it's now a "swipe-up tab-y sort-of roll-up dealie thing" (that's the technical term, right?). If you press it, it will bounce to briefly show you the camera app underneath; but you have to swipe it up to turn the camera on. (Then you can swipe down from the top of the screen to lock the phone again.) Clever!

I noticed that too and when I was telling my brother about it he said it was stupid: that a button is much better and that they shouldn't have changed it.

I didn't agree with him but I couldn't articulate why I thought this way is better but you hit it right on the head Gravey; it is to prevent accidental presses when swiping. I know I've done it a few times already but didn't take note that it was something that could be improved.

In a way, it's a testament on how Apple does things. They improve or develop something that you didn't know could be improved or that you needed. Sure they don't always get it right but at least they try, that they think about it, that they don't just keep on piling on "feature" after "feature" that just makes a UI more complicated.

I wouldn't get too happy about it. It comes with a free gift: a vulnerability that evades the lock screen PIN code. If you go into the camera from the lock screen, go into the photo album from the camera, then press home, it sidesteps the PIN code and takes you to an unlocked home screen!

I recently had to Restore my iPad from a backup, and got all my content back. Unfortunately, something looks to have changed back in October 2011, as I don't have any app purchases from prior to that in my app store history. It's also around that time that Apple had a "please update your info" when iOS 5 was released. Since then, I've also not gotten emails any more about purchases.

I thought that was very unusual, so I tried my gmail account to login to the app store and I had the "update your info" blurb, so I did. But it treated it like a new account, new cc required, everything. And my app history for that account is nil, but I know for sure that I was receiving emails at there.

So, to test it, I needed to install Pages, so I logged back in using my mac.com email and I ended up getting billed for it even though I've purchased it nearly 6 months prior. I had to check my bank account for the billing confirmation, but yeah, it was there.

I'm currently signed into the app store using my @mac.com address, and I have purchase history from as far back as the end of October 2011. But I never made a concious decision to change to that from my gmail address.

Any idea what is going on? Or anyone have a support contact I can try to get ahold of? I've never had to try and deal with an iPad support issue before.

spider_j wrote:

I wouldn't get too happy about it. It comes with a free gift: a vulnerability that evades the lock screen PIN code. If you go into the camera from the lock screen, go into the photo album from the camera, then press home, it sidesteps the PIN code and takes you to an unlocked home screen!

I just tried it out on my phone, and that's not entirely true.

If you've just unlocked your phone with your PIN, and it's still within the time before you're required to input your PIN again to unlock it (Settings > General > Passcode Lock > Require Password), then yes you can go straight from lock screen to camera app to photo album (where you can your photo library) to home screen. But then you don't need your PIN anyway to just swipe and go to the home screen.

But if your PIN is required to unlock your phone, then if you go to the camera app to photo album (where you won't see any previous photos but instead a message that your phone is locked) and then press the home button, you'll be returned to the lock screen with the PIN prompt.

This is on an iPhone 4, and I set the time required for the PIN to "Immediately" to test this out. Let me know if it's different for you.

spider_j wrote:

I wouldn't get too happy about it. It comes with a free gift: a vulnerability that evades the lock screen PIN code. If you go into the camera from the lock screen, go into the photo album from the camera, then press home, it sidesteps the PIN code and takes you to an unlocked home screen!

This smells like FUD.. I just tested it and you can't get to the unlocked home screen this way.. you are told the iPhone is locked..and you get back to the Camera.

TheGameguru wrote:
spider_j wrote:

I wouldn't get too happy about it. It comes with a free gift: a vulnerability that evades the lock screen PIN code. If you go into the camera from the lock screen, go into the photo album from the camera, then press home, it sidesteps the PIN code and takes you to an unlocked home screen!

This smells like FUD.. I just tested it and you can't get to the unlocked home screen this way.. you are told the iPhone is locked..and you get back to the Camera.

Yeah I don't know where you got that information, but I also tested it, and while I can take a picture the rest of the phone is locked, it won't even let me see the pictures in my library, and if I try to just hit the home key from the camera, it comes up with the pin prompt.

spider_j wrote:

I wouldn't get too happy about it. It comes with a free gift: a vulnerability that evades the lock screen PIN code. If you go into the camera from the lock screen, go into the photo album from the camera, then press home, it sidesteps the PIN code and takes you to an unlocked home screen!

I noticed this too and I thought I was a mad skillz hacker, but turns out it's just because you recently unlocked your phone.

edit: I really like the "Swipe up for camera" button, it's so obvious. Double-clicking was more of a hack, I suppose.

I just noticed that my AT&T 4S is now claiming to be using a 4G network when I'm not on Wi-Fi. When did this happen?

Last OS update but it's not really 4G.

some other zach wrote:

Last OS update but it's not really 4G.

What is it then? Is it faster?

Dyni wrote:
some other zach wrote:

Last OS update but it's not really 4G.

What is it then? Is it faster?

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Gaald wrote:
TheGameguru wrote:
spider_j wrote:

I wouldn't get too happy about it. It comes with a free gift: a vulnerability that evades the lock screen PIN code. If you go into the camera from the lock screen, go into the photo album from the camera, then press home, it sidesteps the PIN code and takes you to an unlocked home screen!

This smells like FUD.. I just tested it and you can't get to the unlocked home screen this way.. you are told the iPhone is locked..and you get back to the Camera.

Yeah I don't know where you got that information, but I also tested it, and while I can take a picture the rest of the phone is locked, it won't even let me see the pictures in my library, and if I try to just hit the home key from the camera, it comes up with the pin prompt.

I got it from here, here, here and numerous other sources on my RSS that day.

It was debunked the next day. It is as gravey says, if you are within the set time before the PIN lock reactivates, it gets you to home. Otherwise, it takes you back to the lock screen.

I'm not on 5.1 as my iPhone is on an untethered JB.

Should camera access from the lockscreen work on iPads on 5.1? I can't get it to work on my new iPad.

Dyni, AT&T and Apple decided to use the 4G indicator as the speed capable by AT&T iPhones exceeds that companies internal definition of what 4G is. Link

It's misleading, since most definitions of 4G tend to refer to LTE, which the iPhone 4S is not capable of. The new iPad is, which makes it an odd concession for Apple to have made.

some other zach wrote:

Last OS update but it's not really 4G.

Well, yeah, it's clearly not really 4G but I'm just wondering when they'll inevitably start charging more because my phone says it's using 4G.

We noticed the 4G icon this weekend and was curious about it, then I saw some stuff on Anand about it while going through my feed backlog today.

So... more information than you need to know about "4G" on the iPhone 4 w/ iOS 5.1 courtesy of Aannd:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5657/a...
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5659/t...

(And for background reading I think: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4943/t...)

I think that 4G refers to HSPA+, which is really fast, but which isn't LTE technology, the "official" 4G. In actual practice, you're not likely to see much difference between the two, except that LTE seems to burn battery up really fast. You can apparently get about 40 megabits on HSPA+, as opposed to the 70ish you can theoretically get on current LTE signals.

Even the HSDPA that came before that was pretty fast, peaking out at about 14 megabits. For a handheld device, that's outstanding. It may not officially be 4G, but 14 megabits is very quick indeed.

I'm not sure whether your 4S is HSPA+ or HSDPA, but calling it 4G in either case isn't that deceptive. You probably wouldn't honestly notice that much difference between a 70Mbit and a 14Mbit signal on most phones. You could probably see it more clearly on a tablet, or a tethered laptop.

trueheart: Did you ever resolve your issue? Sounds like you inadvertently opened another iTunes account. Same thing happened to my wife, but without any monetary consequences.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

trueheart: Did you ever resolve your issue? Sounds like you inadvertently opened another iTunes account. Same thing happened to my wife, but without any monetary consequences.

Forgot to check back in. On my iPad (both on the 2 when i was sing it and on the new one I migrated to), I can't see pre-Oct 29th purchases. However, since I wiped th 2 and gave it to the wife, she can see all the apps I've purchased as a whole. Trying to figure out why she sees 125 apps in the purchased area, but I see only 64...

Not sure what to check now.

Make an appointment to see a Genius at an Apple store, imho.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

Make an appointment to see a Genius at an Apple store, imho.

That's a good idea - thanks!

So the genius appointment wasn't very helpful. Basically, go to http://expresslane.apple.com and see if they can help. The Genii had no idea.

Well, fudge. Sorry to have misled you.