AMNews: Cheaper $350 iPhone Variant, Apple Brings New Thunderbolt Display, iOS 4.3.3 Jailbreak Source Code

Apple may launch a cheaper iPhone, one that costs as little as $350 SIM Free/unlocked (or around £350 if you live on this side of the Atlantic Ocean); that's according to the latest rumours that have emerged online. Jonathan S. Geller of BGR writes that his source suggested that the phone which may be the iPhone 3GS ought to be launched before the iPhone 5 which is set to appear towards the end of summer, which dovetails nicely with earlier rumours about a mid-September launch.

Apple has quietly launched a new Thunderbolt-based monitor during the store refresh this morning and in a bold move, is selling it at the same price of its existing LED Cinema display. The Apple Thunderbolt Display may be viewed as being rather expensive but it has very little competition with the same set of features.

The source code that can jailbreak any Apple devices featuring the iOS version 4.3.3 or lower has been released by Comex. The news, no doubt, has come as a blessing for the underground geek community as they can happily tweak their iOS devices using the source code, and directly from the jailbreakme.com website.

GitHub and Git are the most popular open source tools among developers, a recent survey has revealed. The survey was conducted by the software behemoth and Windows maker Microsoft Corp., and it involved over 1000 participants who shared their opinions on the existing source control systems as well as on hosting sites.

There's not much to differentiate the server version of the Apple Mac Mini from its bog-standard but cheaper cousin; at £849, the former is nearly two thirds more expensive than the latter but the price premium it seems, is wholly justified. It shares a few features with the cheapest Mac Mini like the Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with the system RAM, a Thunderbolt, HDMI, Firewire, SDXC, GbE, quad USB ports, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0.