Today while we await the release of a new jailbreak utility, which will hopefully come relatively soon, I’ve opted to refresh my iPhone unlock guide! While the terms “jailbreak” and “unlock” are often used freely amongst individuals to mean essentially the same thing, the two are fundamentally different. In essence, jailbreaking refers to the process in which a user gains root access and (in most cases) installs Cydia via a public utility, whereas unlocking empowers iPhones that previously would only function on one carrier to work on virtually any!
Today a Weibo forum poster listed images of what’s allegedly the next-generation iPhone for release in 2016, not the recently discussed 2017 iPhone, presumably dubbed the iPhone 7. What’s interesting is that the primary leaked image in question highlights a protruding camera lens, something Apple was rumored to axe in the iPhone 7. Additionally, you’ll also notice reduced antenna bands (watch the above video for details) and a secondary cutout between the camera and flash modules, which one forum poster suggests could be indicative of some form of laser auto focus!
Forget about the 2016 iPhone 7, the next iPhone in 2017 (the iPhone 8) will be the one you’ll actually want! According to Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, he’s heard “scuttlebutt” that the 2017 iPhone 8 will sport an edge-to-edge (maybe OLED) display the completely removes the top and bottom bezels and inlays the FaceTime camera, Touch ID and other components into the display itself!