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iPhone Torn Apart & Jailbroken Ahead of Release

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Just 24 hours until this madness is over...

With iOS 4 already out and the iPhone 4 shipping tomorrow (some already have their handsets 24 hours early) two key tasks can now be ticked off the list: 1. Tear it apart. 2. Jailbreak.

Dealing ever so neatly with point one is rip apart specialist iFixit and its skill with a screwdriver has confirmed earlier reports that the new model does indeed have 512MB RAM, double that of the iPhone 3GS, iPad and even the famously lost iPhone 4 prototype. This should greatly help multi-tasking.
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We also learn the iPhone 4 uses the same 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor as the Samsung Wave and iPad - but not what it is clocked at, the battery is a whopping 1420mAh Li-Polymer (3GS had 1219mAh, 3G 1150mAh) and the new front and rear glass finish is actually Gorilla Glass. This last nugget is extremely exciting because this is the glass run-over-our-phones-with-trucks specialist Sonim uses in its top of the line XP3 rugged flagship.

Lastly the iPhone 4 is also found to use a Broadcom BCM4329FKUBG receiver which means it has an integrated FM radio, though that's unlikely ever to be unlocked - and with high quality multi-tasking Internet radio apps like TuneIn Radio who really cares?

Point two is cracked by the ever so reliable Dev-Team, which has announced its renowned PwnageTool can now skip its way around iOS 4 security to enable third party app store Cydia and its wealth of tasty, Apple-unapproved apps. For now it only works with the iPhone 3GS and 3G, but expect the iPod touch 2G and - of course - the iPhone 4 to be added to this fairly quickly.
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Concluding today's rush of news (just be thankful we publish as one combined story), we have Tesco tariffs rearing their heads. Despite the inevitable 'Value' puns (insert: blue stripe joke here) they are largely in line with the tariffs we've all seen elsewhere, though the £45pm two year deal is fairly unique in giving you a 16GB iPhone 4 for £19 or 32GB version for £99 plus unlimited minutes and texts (exact figures unknown) along with 1GB of data.

We're also hearing 3 won't get the iPhone 4 on launch day, but then again - neither will the majority of people who want one...

Links:
iFixit
Dev-Team Blog
Tesco iPhone 4 Page

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