Apple has responded to the recent App Store in-app-purchase bug and fraud with an email and temporary solution for registered iOS developers. This email includes a link to a new Apple developer web documentthat describes the issue and teaches developers how to temporarily plug the issue. » Apple Said iOS 6 Will Fix In-App-Purchase Fraud
A view days ago we wrote about a Russian hacker that released a tool for bypassing Apple’s In App Purchase mechanism, which made it possible to obtaining in-app purchases from iOS apps for free. Now TheNextWeb reported that Apple is fighting back and began blocking the IP address of the server used by Russian hacker Alexey V. Borodin to authenticate purchases. » Apple Fighting Back Against In App Purchase Hack
9to5mac noted that a Russian developer has published a method of obtaining in-app purchases from iOS apps for free. “First noticed by Russian blog i-ekb.ru, the “in-app proxy”method does not require a jailbreak, can be completed by novices in three steps using just an iOS device, and allows users to install in-app content for free.” The Russian developer ZonD80 uploaded a video “check above” on YouTube where you can see a demonstration of the hack. » Russian Hacker Released Tool for Bypassing Apple’s In App Purchase Mechanism
9to5mac reported that Apple`s Siri Assistant will no longer be exclusive to users of the popular iPhone 4S. Their sources say that one of the tentpole iOS 6 features is Siri support on the iPad. They say that the iPad will get “the complete Siri voice assistant”.
MacRumors and BadGizmo Repair have posted the front panel for the next iPod touch this morning, along with the camera sensor for the next iPhone. According to MacRumors, the front panel for the iPod measures 4.1-inches diagonally, as you can see above.
Finally there’s a way to get push notifications from Cydia. The jailbreak tweak Aptdate makes this possible. This tweak will enable you to receive notifications when a new update for one of the Cydia-apps can be downloaded. The app should work with every repo there is and will be available for free anytime soon. A demo video after the break.
On the same day iOS 5.1 was released, a jailbreak was also available soon after. The Dev-Team has oultined everything you need to now about jailbreaking and updating to iOS 5.1. Devices with the A5 chip are NOT supported. So right now you will not be able to jailbreak the iPad 2 or the iPhone 4S running iOS 5.1.
You will have to use the “Just Boot” method with redsn0w 0.9.10b6 (OS X and Windows); however, if you have an old-bootrom 3GS Dev Team said the jailbreak is automatically untethered. There is also now support for MC models of iPod touch 2G via @pod2g’s steaks4uce exploit, allowing redsn0w to automatically jailbreak MC and MB versions of the device. There are a few things you need to remember—as with all new jailbreaks. For instance, iBooks will not work until redsn0w gets an update.