iPhone & iPad Live 186: Untethered

Rene, Georgia, and Seth talk iPhone redesigns, smartphone bans, early iPad 3, small Apple Televisions, Steve Jobs' Grammy, untethered iOS 5 jailbreak, DIY camera, iMame, most used apps, cases, and more.


  • Win the iOS device of your dreams in the TiPb holiday giveaway! [Week 3]
  • 2011 TiPb Readers Choice Awards


  • Santa uses Siri to help make his Christmas rounds
  • Is Siri sexist?
  • AT&T says resistance futile, ends attempt to assimilate T-Mobile
  • Nuance acquiring voice-recognition app maker Vlingo
  • iMessage issue causes headaches for stolen iPhone users


  • Weekly Mod: How to replace an iPhone 4 vibrator assembly (GSM only)
  • Untethered jailbreak on iOS 5.0.1 shown off



  • Giveaway: Custom iPhone backplate mod


  • Daily Tip: How to watch iPad Live, iPhone Live and our other podcasts on your big screen TV



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Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.