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Hidden 'Radio' Buttons Discovered In Apple's iOS 6.1 101

Posted by samzenpus
from the I'm-on-apple-radio dept.
tad001 writes "CNET is reporting 'Discovered last night within a freshly jailbroken iPad: a set of buttons and code references for "radio," a feature found in iTunes on Macs and PCs, but not on the iPad or iPhone.' ... 'The buttons hint at Apple's much-rumored radio service, a product that will let people stream music much like they do on the popular Pandora service, but with deep ties to Apple's iTunes library.' ... 'The discovery follows a high-profile jailbreak of iOS 6.1, the updated system software Apple released just last week. A team of developers came up with a tool that gives users deep system-level access to do things like install applications from third-party app stores, change the look and feel of iOS, and add new software features.'"
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Hidden 'Radio' Buttons Discovered In Apple's iOS 6.1

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  • This is ludicrous! (Score:4, Insightful)

    by polyp2000 (444682) on Thursday February 07, 2013 @06:45AM (#42818939) Homepage Journal

    Ok Jailbreaking iPhones is news i guess - although why someone would buy an iPhone in the first place with the intent on jailbreaking it is a mystery to me - surely thats an admission that the phone doesnt check all your boxes. irritation aside ....

    they found some icons that arent currently in use by any apps. big f***king woop. Im sure you could find a bunch of unused icons on any windows , linux, amigaOS.

    Just because its Apple - this is some sort of game changing discovery that merits a wordy article on cnet - only to appear on slashdot hours later.

    Come on now are the moderators that bloody nerdy now that a glimpse of a new icon gives them a semi ?

    N.

  • Blame Canada! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Chibi Merrow (226057) <mrmerrow@monkeyinfinity . n et> on Thursday February 07, 2013 @08:08AM (#42819207) Homepage Journal

    It's not Pandora's fault. It's Canada's fault. Stop being a worthless internet crybaby and go get your local laws fixed so that Pandora can offer you service, and not be locked out by the local copyright monopolies.

  • by gutnor (872759) on Thursday February 07, 2013 @08:35AM (#42819403)

    why someone would buy an iPhone in the first place with the intent on jailbreaking it is a mystery to me

    That's called expectations clash with real life. Other examples:

    Why would you buy an Android phone with the intention of installing cyanogen on it ?
    Why would you buy a Windows computer with the intention of installing Linux ?
    Why would you get your internet connection from an ISP and access content from censured source using VPN ?
    Why would you buy a flat with the intention of refurbishing it ?
    Why would you vote for a politician and then lobby to get some of his decisions overturned ?

  • by Vintermann (400722) on Thursday February 07, 2013 @08:45AM (#42819465) Homepage

    It's a thing on slashdot now, some newbies rate insightful instead of funny because they've heard that funny doesn't give karma.

    I infer that they are newbies from the fact that they want to give karma to me. It's really, really not hard to max out on karma on slashdot.

  • by sootman (158191) on Thursday February 07, 2013 @09:15AM (#42819695) Homepage Journal

    > why someone would buy an iPhone in the first place with the
    > intent on jailbreaking it is a mystery to me - surely thats an
    > admission that the phone doesnt check all your boxes

    I can't believe you got a +5 for that. You're not very imaginative, are you? Here's a possibility: maybe NO phone "checks all your boxes" but the iPhone comes closest? Maybe you like a competing phone a lot, but a jailbroken iPhone is even better?!? Maybe you like iPhones just fine, and jailbreaking them makes them even more fantastic?

    Have you ever in your life bought something and then changed it to make it suit you more? OH MY GOD!

  • Re:Blame Canada! (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 07, 2013 @10:50AM (#42820527)

    How did this get modded up? In Canada we have cancon restrictions for a very good reason and a lot of Canadians support that. If someone wants to be a player in our media, they need to support Canadian artists. When you live next to an Imperialistic entity like the USA, if you don't protect your culture, you will lose it.

  • Re:Blame Canada! (Score:0, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 07, 2013 @11:18AM (#42820841)

    Apparently the ridiculousness of forcing people by law to support their own culture is lost on you. If Canadians really cared, why does it have to be a law?

    Yes, the imperialistic USA, forcing Canadians to buy US "culture". What a fucking maroon.

  • Re:Blame Canada! (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 07, 2013 @12:08PM (#42821381)

    As a canadian, I detest that the government attempts to force feed me "Canadian" content. I like what I like. Some of it may be of Canadian origin, and some may not. I don't need some government bureaucracy trying to tell me what music I should listen to, or video I should watch.

    Stop being scared of the Americans. It makes you look pathetic.

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