Developer Pwn20wnd has released unc0ver jailbreak tool with support for iOS 12.0 - 12.1.2. It is now bundled with Cydia and Cydia Substrate. However, this is a public beta and it does not support all devices that can run iOS 12, but as the jailbreak tool's work continues throughout the public beta phase, we should expect that it supports all devices that compatible with iOS 12. 

According to Pwn20wnd, there are few things need to keep in mind: you will have to delete OTA file from Settings, and then reboot before attempting the jailbreak to prevent a possible boot loop, the jailbreak tool doesn't support A12 devices and A7-A8 devices that includes iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus, XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR.

For those people who are running iOS 12.1.3 and iOS 12.1.4, there's no need to be upset, as Apple still signs iOS 12.1.1 b3 for some reason, that means it is still possible to restore or downgrade your device to iOS 12.1.1~b3 to use this jailbreak.

Like every other jailbreak process, you should download the IPA file Pwn20wnd's GitHub repository, then drag the file to Cydia Impactor, and make sure your device is connected to a computer, reboot your device, then tap on the un0ver, and click on the jailbreak icon, and enjoy it.

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Phone Arena has Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, Galaxy S10+ benchmark results, they tested the one with Exynos 9 9820 chip, which means that the results may be slightly lower than the one with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, however, the two models should have essentially identical performance.

They have used benchmark software including Anntutu for test System, Geekbench 4 for test CPU, GFXBench for Test Graphics and JetStream for test Web Page Load. They also compared Galaxy S10+ to other smartphones, which includes iPhone XS, LG V40 ThinQ, as well as the OnePlus 6T.

The results show that the S10 saw a big boost compared to S9 and Note 9, and is undoubtedly the most powerful smartphone in the Android camp right now, thanks to the new-generation chipset and faster memory chips that greatly improved the overall system performance. But, it still lags behind the iPhone XS.

Earlier this week, Samsung showed off its first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, a $2,000 device that will be available in April this year. However, we have seen many patents filed by Apple lately that reveals the company may actually working on a foldable iPhone, but that might take some years before it becomes reality. So if Apple wants to make a foldable phone, they might need to rely on Samsung for that.

Dutch industrial designer Roy Gilsing shared his foldable iPhone concept, give us an idea of how could Apple implement the technology into their devices. Just like the Galaxy Fold, the device let you switch seamlessly between the phone and tablet mode. When it's in tablet mode, it can be used in both portrait and landscape and allows a partial fold and turns it into a mini-laptop with a touchscreen keyboard.

Clearly, Apple did put some effort into researching the tech, as one of their foldable patents showed that in order to prevent such designs from causing severe damage to the screen, the company discusses the use of "elastic materials, fluids and other materials" to fill the recessed areas in the middle. The patent was submitted on June 8, 2016, that's more than 2 years ago.

At least one analyst expect that Apple won't release a foldable iPhone until 2020 at earliest, otherwise, they may not going to release it at all.

It's widely expected that this year's iPhones will be powered by the A13 chip, and according to reports from DigiTimes, the A13 chip will continue to use the 7-nanometer process, the same as last year's A12 Bionic chip. Today, the Taiwanese media confirmed that the A14 chip on the 2020 iPhones will adopt a more advanced 5-nanometer process:

 TSMC is expected to secure the first 5nm chip orders from Apple for the 2020 iPhones, the sources continued.
The A14 processors will remain to be supplied by TSMC. Though manufacturing processes are not directly linked to performance, the small gap between transistors usually means more transistors in the same surface area for better energy efficiency and smaller size. Last year's A12 was the world's first 7-nanometer process chip, and there are really few manufacturers that can ship 7-nanometer chips on a large scale.

This year's A13 will utilize the so-called EUV technology for a a more microscopic chip layering process in addition to the 7-nanometer process. Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography, often referred to as EUV lithography, uses lithography with a wavelength of 10-14 nm of extreme ultraviolet light as the light source. Specifically, a soft x-ray having a wavelength of 13.4 nm is used. Extreme ultraviolet light means that the K pole of the ultraviolet tube needs to be energized by energization and then emits ultraviolet light.

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Axios is out with a new report today and cited multiple sources suggests Apple will transition to custom ARM-based chips next year, with even Intel officials are expecting Apple begin to use the ARM-based chips in 2020, as an effort to make Macs, iPhones, and iPads able to run the universal apps.

The transition already started, as Apple has released four iOS apps for the Mac: Voice Memos, News, Home, and Stocks. A report from Bloomberg yesterday suggested developers will soon be able to create a single app that can run on iPhones, iPads, and Macs simultaneously, while also increasing the number of macOS apps available on the Mac App Store.

Hardware wise, Apple has a series of thriving experiences on the iPhone/iPad, it is already the most powerful chip in the field of the smartphone, in fact, at the October event last year, the company touted out that A12X Bionic chip outperforms 92% of processors on the market. Even though it would take a few years before it becomes reality, they at least had some knowledge on it.

On the software side, this could be a smooth transition because Apple can develop both the Intel version and the ARM version of macOS. However, the company also needs to make future versions of macOS compatible with Intel chips, as many users will still use older Macs.

A report from The Wall Street Journal claimed that Apple and investment bank Goldman Sachs plan to launch a joint credit card later this year, and it's currently in internal testing. The card will integrate with the Wallet app on iPhone, and to function like Apple's fitness-tracking app, where it offers "rings" close when setting spending goals, tracking rewards, and managing balances.

Executives have discussed borrowing visual cues from Apple's fitness-tracking app, where "rings" close as users hit daily exercise targets, and sending users notifications about their spending habits. There also could be notifications based on analysis of cardholders' spending patterns, alerting them for example if they paid more than usual for groceries one week.
Further, the report stated that the card will be issued by Goldman Sachs and use MasterCard's payment network. The card is said to provide approximately 2% cash back for most purchases and may be used more for Apple products and services. The Wallet has received a small tweak in the iOS 12.2 beta, like new transitions and layouts for information, so it's very likely that Apple is in the work for a credit card.

Last year, WSJ also reported Apple has teamed up with Goldman Sachs to provide Apple credit card, and will no longer offer the Apple Rewards Visa that it made with Barclaycard. This can seen as a bright move by Apple, since it hopes to boost its Service business by charging a small processing fee when purchases made through Apple Pay.

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As expected, Samsung today unveiled its Galaxy smartphones series at its "Unpacked" event in San Francisco, California, in which it announced the Galaxy Fold, "a powerful smartphone and a revolutionary tablet all in one, a device that "defies category", while the company also announced its Galaxy S10 devices, including the S10, S10+, S10 5G, and S10e.

To begin, the event's biggest highlight, Galaxy Fold, that has a 4.6-inch display when it folds, when it opened up, it has a 7.3-inch display that's tablet sized. It comes in four colors, black, silver, green, and blue.  Galaxy Fold can display up to three apps on one screen, and you can seamlessly switch between them.

Fold has 6 cameras, 3 on the back, 2 on the front, and 1 on the side, making it easy for the user to call the camera in any pose. In terms of hardware, Fold sports the Snapdragon 855 processor with a 12+512GB storage. Samsung says that Galaxy Fold will hit the market in April this year, priced for a whopping 1980 dollars

For the Samsung S10 series, it has three models, S10e, S10 and S10+, which are suitable for the low-end, mid-end, and high-end markets. In addition to the regular versions, Samsung also previewed the S10 5G model at the event, which is Samsung's 5G smartphone. 

The screen material is replaced with a Dynamic AMOLED material that is more advantageous in Blu-ray filtering and color display and introduced hole punch cutout that contains selfie cameras in it. For the first time, it added ultrasonic fingerprint scanner for biometric security. Meanwhile, both S10 and S10+ use triple-lens rear camera system, the S10e, however, continue to ship with dual-lens.

Hardware configuration wise, the S10 comes with the Snapdragon 855 processor and 8GB of RAM. The battery capacity is also improved compared to the previous generation, in which the S10 has a built-in 3400mAh battery, the S10+ has a built-in 4100mAh battery, the S10e has a built-in 3100mAh battery, and it supports Wireless PowerShare that lets a Samsung smartphone wirelessly charge another device.

The S10 5G, on the other hand, has a 6.7-inch QHD+ screen, it packs with the Snapdragon 855/Samsung Exynos 8920 processor, 8G RAM+256GB ROM, and the smartphone has a total of six cameras, adding a ToF camera before and after the S10. Battery capacity 4500 mAh, support 25W fast charge, compatible with PD3.0 fast charge standard.

On the network side, the S10 5G model supports 5G networks (including millimeter wave and sub-6GHz) and also supports WiFi 6 technology. It will be available in the spring of 2019. In terms of price, the S10 series is priced at $749, $899, and $999 dollars respectively, while the price info of the 5G version remains unknown.
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