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Tethered jailbreak works day after new Apple OS is announced

It's only been a day since Apple announced iOS 5 and the updated OS has already been jailbroken. 

IPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd posted evidential screenshots on his Twitter account depicting SSHing utility app iSSH successfully installed from Cydia on his 4th-generation iPod touch. 

According to Redmond Pie, the jailbreak is currently limited to tethered boot only, meaning the device has to be connected to a computer during every reboot. However, MuscleNerd and his crew are no doubt working on an untethered jailbreak (although it probably won’t be released until iOS 5 goes to Golden Master). 

IOS 5 is currently available to developers only in beta 1 form and is set to launch to the general public later this fall. It includes 1,500 new APIs and 200-some new features, the following 10 of which were highlighted yesterday: a new Notification Center, News Stand, integrated Twitter support, updated Mobile Safari, Reminders, some new functions in the Camera app, greater functionality in Mail, OTA software updates and activation, iMessage, and updates to Game Center.  

One other feature that wasn’t highlighted on stage yesterday was Wi-Fi Sync for iOS devices. Users will now be able to wirelessly sync with their Mac or PC (Hello, Microsoft Zune). Syncing (including apps, music, and backups) will take place when your iOS device is plugged into a wall charger.

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By sprockkets on 6/7/2011 8:01:24 AM , Rating: 3
Users will now be able to wirelessly sync with their Mac or PC (Hello, Microsoft Zune).

You mean Hello Palm OS Garnet from 2005?!

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By Gondor on 6/7/2011 8:06:22 AM , Rating: 5
Yeah but this time it's magical !

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By retrospooty on 6/7/2011 9:32:09 AM , Rating: 2
I was gonna point out that the Palm Pre has also been doing over the air app updates since its release 2 years ago.

Good to see Apple catching up though. =)

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By aharris02 on 6/7/2011 10:57:51 AM , Rating: 5
Apple is finally catching up on the smaller, daily-useful features...

...but let's not forget that smartphones pretty much sucked before Apple released the iPhone.

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By MrPerez on 6/7/2011 4:50:40 PM , Rating: 2
Wait smartphones didnt suck, smartphones did what the business user needed, the iPhone brought apps with ease, the iPhone became a gaming system, NOT a real phone sorry

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By kmmatney on 6/7/2011 5:04:45 PM , Rating: 3
smart phones did suck. With the iPhone I could be in a teleconference, and download and view presentations at the same time. Couldn't do that with the phones before. Yes, its a real phone, that meets business needs.

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By MrPerez on 6/7/11, Rating: -1
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By Sagath on 6/7/2011 6:01:11 PM , Rating: 5
*You're, *you're. You got the 3rd 'your' right, somehow. Amazing.

The only dumbass I see is a kid who should have finished school and focused more on his studies, rather then belittling others.

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By MrPerez on 6/7/11, Rating: -1
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By icanhascpu on 6/8/2011 7:59:54 AM , Rating: 2
That someone is you. Grow up.

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