This is a more than ironic post for this site, but even as someone who only watched the jailbreaking scene from the periphery, I can see jailbreaking isn’t what it used to be. Maybe jailbreaking is going to fade into an even-more niche activity than it already is. I read Jeff Benjamin’s reason’s why jailbreaking is waning in popularity, and thought I’d share there here as well.
Apple TV 3
When I picked up an Apple TV last week and asked folks what I should do with it first, I think it was a tie between return and get an Apple TV 2 and just jailbreak it. Since I didn’t return the Apple TV and have an Apple TV 3, jailbreaking isn’t an option. At least not yet.
The 5.1 software update for Apple TVs came out a couple months ago, but it turns out it’s been rendering some Apple TV unusable. Solution? Restore back down to 5.0.2.
FierceWireless peered into their crystal balls and used their fancy digital number counting machines and came up with something that we all already know—Tim Cook (and therefore Apple overall) is the most powerful man in wireless. Of course FierceWireless has data to back it up. The thing is, I don’t this it matters a whit.
Apple will be live streaming today’s iPad mini event to Apple TV owners via a new “Apple Events” app. The app, or “channel,” was remotely added to the Apple TV homescreen just today, and can already be used to stream previous Apple event keynotes.
Apple typically doesn’t provide a live stream of its keynote, although it does make the keynote video available a few hours after the event ends. The last time Apple live streamed an event was in October 2010, when the company hosted its “Back to the Mac” event.
Apple has just released Apple TV software update 5.1 (build number 10A406e) for 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TV.
It brings new features such as support for Shared Photo Streams, ability to send audio content from Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers and devices, and the ability to save multiple iTunes accounts and switch between them quickly.
Apple May Announce ‘AirPlay Direct’ at ‘iPhone 5’ Event; Will Allow Wireless Streaming Without Wi-Fi
The Telegraph claims that Apple is planning to introduce the next generation AirPlay video and audio streaming technology in September.
Apple’s AirPlay wireless protocol allows users to stream media content using Wi-Fi technology to AirPlay compatible devices like Apple TV from an iOS device or computer.