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Mix: Revirginizer, Jailbreak, Bitrates

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Monday, October 29, 2007
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The iPhone Elite Dev Team has released a free Revirginizing Tool for iPhone that is able to repair phones that were “bricked” during the 1.1.1 update process, allowing these users to restore their devices, and safely upgrade to the latest version.

A new “instant Jailbreak” has been developed for the iPhone and iPod touch, making installation of third-party native applications a much simpler process. To access the jailbreak, visit jailbreakme.com from an iPhone or iPod touch, and click on the “Install AppSnapp” link. Once completed, Installer.app, a third-party application installer, will be present on your device’s home screen.

A small number of iTunes users are reporting problems with the bitrates of iTunes downloads and imports following the installation of Apple’s newly-released Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system. It appears that Leopard uses different criteria when determining the bitrate of songs, which is causing some downloads to show different bitrates than expected. An inspection of older iTunes purchases using Leopard showed similar variances in bitrate, suggesting that the differences in bitrate are not new, but are instead being reported differently, if not more accurately, in OS X 10.5.

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Comments

1

Jeff Zucker probably *does* understand the Media Content Industry, but he’s doing a good impersonation of someone who doesn’t.
Let’s see: Content Providers provide Content, Retailers Sell the content to the Consumer, hardware manufacturers manufacture hardware to display the content.
Back in your Box!

Posted by Dan Woods on October 29, 2007 at 1:57 PM (PDT)

2

I hope they’re asking Sony for a cut of all TVs sold.  Also ideally NBC would be offering Apple a portion of the advertising revenues from the Office which iTunes helped save.

Posted by Jeffery Simpson on October 29, 2007 at 2:09 PM (PDT)

3

Re: NBC royalties from content sold through the iTunes stores, you should read the following article, http://www.demonbaby.com/blog/2007/10/when-pigs-fly-death-of-oink-birth-of.html an well thought and well written one, on the current bussiness model of the music industry in which iTunes has a big part now. A very interesting read.

Posted by Arturo Lugo on October 29, 2007 at 2:36 PM (PDT)

4

NBC portion of article moved here:

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/nbc-universal-wanted-cut-of-apple-hardware-sales/11764

Posted by Charles Starrett on October 29, 2007 at 2:49 PM (PDT)

5

I just got the iPhone and ive been on jailbreakme.com four or five times trying to download the application and it hasnt worked yet, any suggestions?

Posted by Alex on December 27, 2007 at 10:12 PM (PDT)

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