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iPhone 3.1 Spotted In Field Testing

CmdrTaco posted more than 4 years ago | from the under-ripe-fruit dept.

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kai_hiwatari writes "Digitizor reports that the next generation of the iPhone was spotted in the analytics log of an iPhone app called iBart. The device, it seems, was identified as iPhone 3.1 in the log. When iPhone 2.1 was spotted, it was followed by iPhone 3G."

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News Flash (5, Insightful)

Akido37 (1473009) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270608)

Company is developing follow-up product to an existing successful product!!

Details at 11.

Re:News Flash (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30270682)

News Flash (Score:3, Insightful)
by Akido37 (1473009) on Monday November 30, @11:05AM (#30270608)

Company is developing follow-up product to an existing successful product!!
Details at 11.

Come on now. Don't keep us waiting.

Re:News Flash (3, Funny)

Lord Byron II (671689) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270700)

You've just identified yourself as being in EST. Now, I'm one timezone closer to robbing your house.

http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/11/30/0359216 [slashdot.org]

Re:News Flash (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30270756)

You fell into my trap by listing a standard timezone during daylight savings time. I am now much closer to finding you since I know you are in an area that doesn't recognize daylight savings. Now I can rob your house while you rob that coward in EDT.

Re:News Flash (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30271178)

Ah, another victim of my grand scheme. You see, as anyone in an area that observes daylight savings knows, we're not IN daylight savings time right now. You, obviously, don't know that, meaning you don't observe it, and from everything else you've said so far, I can quickly conclude you're in Arizona.

My automated RobYourHouseBots will be deployed to everywhere in Arizona now. I've finally got you!

Re:News Flash (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30271316)

He may be in an area that recognizes DST but doesn't observe it during the "winter" months (like North America). Now that you have that narrowed down... Good luck! I will be robbing you as you are in an area that observes DST during the winter (South America and Australia are where I will start). I will find you, and you shall RUE the day! Yes, RUE!

Re:News Flash (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30271232)

OR grew up in mountain or eastern time zones and still just says it that way. I grew up in central and still said news at 11 even though it was at 10...

Re:News Flash (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30271656)

Enjoy your new 486.

Re:News Flash (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30271702)

So, any information on when we can get a camera in the iPod Touch? Any information on when Intel Core i7's will be available in MacBook Pro's?

Personally, I'm holding on to my 4th gen iPod until the Touch gets a camera. I'm holding on to my G4 PowerBook until I can get a Core i7 MacBook Pro.

Re:News Flash (1)

sbeckstead (555647) | more than 4 years ago | (#30272878)

I'm holding on to the hope that someday these news articles will be interesting and some of the replies relevant...

Re:News Flash (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270702)

Someone enlighten me: how hard would it be for someone to fake this on either end, someone downloading it on something faking the "iphone 3.1" or someone at ibart playing a prank?

Re:News Flash (1)

datapharmer (1099455) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270772)

not hard at all. Safari allows you to do this under the developer tools. Just select Develop > user agent > other and put in a UA string of your choosing.

Re:News Flash (5, Informative)

dgatwood (11270) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270970)

Also, they really need to fix this summary. it should be "iPhone3,1", not "iPhone 3.1". The first is the format for an Apple product identifier. The second is likely to be confused with an iPhone OS version number that is already shipping to the general public and has been for several months.

MOD PARENT UP - and Fix the summary (1)

slagheap (734182) | more than 4 years ago | (#30272630)

nt

Re:News Flash (3, Funny)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270776)

Someone enlighten me: how hard would it be for someone to fake this on either end, someone downloading it on something faking the "iphone 3.1" or someone at ibart playing a prank?

Well, you see, the iPhone has a lockout system that prevents people from doing anything with the device apart from buying programs on the app store... This lockout system is guaranteed unsinkable, so it is entirely impossible that anyone could cause their iPhone to report false information... ...Well, there was a "pretend to be iPhone 3.1" app released, but it was rejected from the app store...

Re:News Flash (1)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270838)

how hard would it be for someone to fake this on either end, someone downloading it on something faking the "iphone 3.1" or someone at ibart playing a prank?

Here's a better question: why would anyone bother to do that?

Re:News Flash (3, Insightful)

Nerdfest (867930) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270960)

Many people are asshats. I'm quite surprised you haven't noticed.

Re:News Flash (3, Interesting)

mi (197448) | more than 4 years ago | (#30271560)

Here's a better question: why would anyone bother to do that [Alter their browser's UserAgent setting -mi]?

Dunno about you... I usually have my Konqueror's setting to something like No one here but us, squirrels - 3.0 VMS 19-bit. If a particular site breaks from that, I make an exception for them (and try to avoid them, for it annoys me, when sites have browser-specific rules/content.)

Re:News Flash (1)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | more than 4 years ago | (#30273568)

Dunno about you... I usually have my Konqueror's setting to something like No one here but us, squirrels - 3.0 VMS 19-bit. If a particular site breaks from that, I make an exception for them (and try to avoid them, for it annoys me, when sites have browser-specific rules/content.)

And how exactly do you install the iBart application using Konqueror so that it reports that it's running on iPhone 3.1?

Re:News Flash (3, Funny)

u38cg (607297) | more than 4 years ago | (#30273564)

It's amusing. I quite often set my user agent to whatever the latest bit of vapourware is, or to a Commodore 16. Every once in a while, I get a bite and some blogmaster posts something like "MOG [sic] I've been surfed by a Microsoft Surface" or whatever. It gives me a little frisson of pleasure.

Re:News Flash (1)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | more than 4 years ago | (#30273742)

OK, but would you go through the trouble of hacking your iPhone into identifying itself as a different version so that when you download and run an app and it reports the version back you can get a little laugh?

Re:News Flash (1)

sbeckstead (555647) | more than 4 years ago | (#30272890)

why do we care?

Re:News Flash (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30270952)

Normally, I'd agree with you that this is not news. However, with Apple, this type of fanboi news is the only way to know that they're doing *anything* because they're so tight lipped.

Re:News Flash (1)

Wowsers (1151731) | more than 4 years ago | (#30271246)

iPhone 3.1...... hopefully it'll be better than Windows 3.1 was?! Or are we to avoid version number comparison?

Re:News Flash (1)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 4 years ago | (#30272734)

That and 10 years difference in technology...

Newsflash: Apple developing another iPhone (4, Funny)

jandrese (485) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270610)

Important update: Its version number is 1 higher than the old one!

Re:Newsflash: Apple developing another iPhone (5, Funny)

Whalou (721698) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270632)

I can't wait for Mac OS XI: This one goes to eleven!

Re:Newsflash: Apple developing another iPhone (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270804)

I can't wait for Mac OS XI: This one goes to eleven!

Ah, yes... the "Bubastis" release... Never go for the first released revision, though, it tends to have a way of falling apart on you. Wait for the dot-one version, "Nuku-Nuku". That one will be a lot more reliable.

Re:Newsflash: Apple developing another iPhone (3, Funny)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270966)

For XI, they are using dogs, not cats, as code names. Performance is better, but sleep support doesn't work as well...

Re:Newsflash: Apple developing another iPhone (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30271134)

And also, they have introduce a snob-meter, a first and long awaited feature.

Re:Newsflash: Apple developing another iPhone (1)

spartacus_prime (861925) | more than 4 years ago | (#30271366)

Couldn't they just make OSX longer?

Re:Newsflash: Apple developing another iPhone (1)

gyrogeerloose (849181) | more than 4 years ago | (#30273202)

Couldn't they just make OSX longer?

Once Apple gets to OS X v.10.9.9, they'll be going hexadecimal with the next version: OS X v.B.0.

eleven? (1)

jDeepbeep (913892) | more than 4 years ago | (#30272030)

Mac OS 0xb?

you mean? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30270624)

Do you mean to tell me that Apple is actively continuing development of one of their most popular products?!?!?

Big deal... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30270626)

New phones are in the works from RIM, Nokia, HTC, and lots of other companies all the time.

STFU fanbois...

It'd be bigger news (3, Insightful)

Peregr1n (904456) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270628)

...if Apple WEREN'T bringing out a new iPhone sometime next year. An annual cycle is predictable; some manufacturers would consider it TOO long between launches.

Speaking of cycles... (3, Funny)

denzacar (181829) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270690)

Apple's cycle is well known. [misterbg.org]
But could this mean that it should be amended?

For example, with a new, secondary, starting point such as: "An obscure software developer spots references to what could conceivably be a next version of Apple hardware in one of its logs".

Re:Speaking of cycles... (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270848)

Apple's cycle is well known. [misterbg.org]

Yeah, but the truly exciting part is when their cycle doesn't come...

News Flash (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30270630)

just kidding.

Figures... (1)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270634)

With more and more providers getting the iPhone, it seems like Apple just isn't feeling exclusive enough. Time to make a new version.

Re:Figures... (1)

earnest murderer (888716) | more than 4 years ago | (#30271764)

There isn't much lef that is meaningfull for them to do before it turns into a real damn computer.

LIKE ZOMFG!!!! (5, Funny)

Rogerborg (306625) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270646)

The only thing that could make this, like, even more awesome is if it were being used by Britney Spears!!!!!!11!

Re:LIKE ZOMFG!!!! (1)

sqldr (838964) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270720)

surely Chuck Norris

Re:LIKE ZOMFG!!!! (1)

Nerdfest (867930) | more than 4 years ago | (#30271024)

Don't let Mr. Norris here you say that.

Re:LIKE ZOMFG!!!! (2, Funny)

gyrogeerloose (849181) | more than 4 years ago | (#30273234)

Chuck Norris doesn't use a cell phone. He uses a brick with a note attached.

Re:LIKE ZOMFG!!!! (1)

Per Wigren (5315) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270788)

Here you are. [iphonity.com]

Re:LIKE ZOMFG!!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30271808)

Dude, get with the times. You meant Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez or a Jonas brother.

Re:LIKE ZOMFG!!!! (1)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | more than 4 years ago | (#30272336)

Dude, get with the times. You meant Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez or a Jonas brother.

Ooh, maybe it IS a Jonas brother, which gives us a valuable clue as to the changes we can expect... I got it! The killer feature of iPhone 3.1 is it can also act as an insulin pump!

Original link here... (3, Informative)

Anonymusing (1450747) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270648)

...at MacRumors [macrumors.com] . Relevant quote:

References to "iPhone3,1" was first discovered in the iPhone firmware files back in August, but this seems to be the first time that it has been spotted "in the wild". Apple similarly began testing the iPhone 3GS (iPhone2,1) back in October of 2008 about 8 months ahead of its launch. At the time, the usage was similarly focused in the San Francisco Bay Area where Apple is located.

So, if history repeats itself, the actual product will be released sometime in April or May.

Re:Original link here... (1)

Anonymusing (1450747) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270658)

...or, uh, around July. (since I apparently cannot count this morning)

who cares? (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30270656)

I sure as fuck don't.

Re:who cares? (3, Funny)

Rik Sweeney (471717) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270694)

How can you not care? It's so shiny :)

Re:who cares? (0, Troll)

p51d007 (656414) | more than 4 years ago | (#30273056)

Exactly! You have to give Apple credit though. They released a phone that had NO MMS & no copy paste (something I use DAILY), and had people standing in line. Sometimes I think their marketing is so good, they could release "pile of dog poop 2.0" and people would line the blocks to get it.

Re:who cares? (4, Funny)

cerberusss (660701) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270820)

I sure as fuck don't.

OOOh! Technology, apathy and profanity -- all rolled into one little golden nugget!

Re:who cares? (1)

spintriae (958955) | more than 4 years ago | (#30273194)

OOOh! Technology, apathy and profanity -- all rolled into one little golden nugget!

Slap an Apple logo on it and watch it hit the front page of /.

Re:who cares? (0, Redundant)

baker_tony (621742) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270996)

I care so little, I don't even add comments to articles...

Re:who cares? (2, Insightful)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 4 years ago | (#30271018)

who cares?
I sure as fuck don't.

Oh, boo hoo. It's Slashdot's fault you couldn't scroll past the story instead of spending 20 seconds plus CAPTCHA to say you don't care. I don't like FireFox, Windows 7, or Google, so I'm going to go into their threads and post that I don't care and get modded up for it.

Re:who cares? (0, Troll)

E IS mC(Square) (721736) | more than 4 years ago | (#30271180)

here comes whining fanbois. FFS - we do expect certain standards here. And if that's too much to ask, at least a little self-respect from Taco. Fanboism is one thing, but posting this on main page?

Re:who cares? (2, Insightful)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 4 years ago | (#30271860)

FFS - we do expect certain standards here. And if that's too much to ask, at least a little self-respect from Taco. Fanboism is one thing, but posting this on main page?

Slashdot is ad-driven. Bitching about a story is supporting the story. Ask where it's helpful to ask instead of asking where the opposite of what you want will happen. There are far too many stories about Google here for you to not understand how this works.

Re:who cares? (3, Informative)

Wraithlyn (133796) | more than 4 years ago | (#30272852)

Um, start your own fucking site?

Slashdot has ALWAYS been about things of personal interest to the editors. We have a LEGO icon, FFS, why? Because one of the founders likes Lego stories. And I'm fine with that.

Don't like it, GTFO, instead of bitching about how you feel entitled to have your "standards" met.

Another iPhone? Inconceivable! (-1, Troll)

toygeek (473120) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270662)

Apple producing another generation of their overpriced gadgets that soccer moms and execs alike *MUST HAVE* for christmas, right before christmas, making older generations obsolete and the last version passé, right before christmas?

Will this one come with an ear wax proof screen that you won't have to clean after every skin oil soaking usage? Will it alert the authorities if you try to break out of jail?

Re:Another iPhone? Inconceivable! (1)

jacksonj04 (800021) | more than 4 years ago | (#30271400)

The 3GS had an oleophobic screen you didn't have to clean quite as often. I however seriously doubt they're going to finish development on, test, announce and ship a new iPhone before Christmas.

Yay, mostly (1)

Thyamine (531612) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270668)

That's certainly a nice little news tidbit, but there's not much more to say. I'm an Apple fan, but really it would be more newsworthy if they announced no more phones and then something new was seen. I think everyone knows they are going to be coming out with a new one at regular intervals. If we had a section for 'News Headlines that are Their Own Articles' this would go there.

iBart? (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270674)

Mr. Hutz [wikipedia.org] ? I think we might have another case for you! - Fox Networks

Dear Editors: (4, Interesting)

StarKruzr (74642) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270692)

That should be a comma in ("iPhone %d,%d",majorversionnumber,minorversionnumber), not a period.

Re:Dear Editors: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30270780)

/. misspelled news for nerds

Re:Dear Editors: (4, Funny)

teh kurisu (701097) | more than 4 years ago | (#30271110)

You mean /,

Re:Dear Editors: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30270802)

This is an iphone, that should be:

[NSString stringWithFormat:@"iPhone %d,%d", majorversionnumber, minorversionnumber];

Re:Dear Editors: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30270920)

"...The last time when iPhone 2.1 was spotted, it was followed by iPhone 3G."

iPhone 3G is version "1,2"
iPhone 3GS is version "2,1"

Not that it should matter much for the article/issue. ;-)

tower (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30270724)

Soon I will be able to build a skyscraper with all of my iPhones.

Slight Error in Summary, Version Number Mismatch (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30270742)

The summary says, "The last time when iPhone 2.1 was spotted, it was followed by iPhone 3G."

But the version numbers actually are:
iPhone: 1,1
iPhone 3G: 1,2
iPhone 3GS: 2,1

The mistake in the summary isn't a big deal. But it does go into the big pile of little mistakes that we see all the time around here.

interesting (-1, Flamebait)

ILuvRamen (1026668) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270766)

what could they have possibly done to improve it? Raise the price? Cuz I bet you're still locked into their app store, their cell provider, and their everything else. It's still locked down and super proprietary and that's the one thing everyone hates about them. So what could they have possibly added that would make it better?

Re:interesting (3, Interesting)

hexed_2050 (841538) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270806)

Multitasking for one. If you are in Skype and want to run another program, you can forget about it with the current iPhones.

Re:interesting (1)

Fahrvergnuugen (700293) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270926)

It's a false limitation though. The software & hardware is completely capable, Apple just doesn't allow it for third party apps. (the first party apps like the Phone & iPod multitask just fine).

I agree though, there are certain apps which definitely need to be allowed to run in the background like Skype and Pandora.

Re:interesting (1)

Enderandrew (866215) | more than 4 years ago | (#30271202)

A little more ram might be nice. I notice if I have push alerts enabled on certain apps, or any task basically sitting in the background (an alarm or something) the phone gets a little sluggish, and this is on the "fast" 3GS.

I'd also like to see a higher-res OLED screen.

Re:interesting (1)

kimvette (919543) | more than 4 years ago | (#30271038)

install Backgrounder (You will have to jailbreak) - it's wonderful for fixing annoyances like incoming calls interrupting navigation.

Re:interesting (1)

kimvette (919543) | more than 4 years ago | (#30271030)

what could they have possibly done to improve it? Raise the price? Cuz I bet you're still locked into their app store, their cell provider, and their everything else.

They could back key features they pulled a bait and switch on (tethering) and not only that they could open it up a bit, since power users jailbreak them anyhow, and preventing hacking is nearly impossible. Someone somewhere will crack it when they have unfettered physical access. Somehow I don't think they're going to take the steps required to prevent hacking, i.e., require iPhone owners to use their phones under supervision at Apple stores and not let customers take them outside the store. ;)

Re:interesting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30271510)

... i.e., require iPhone owners to use their phones under supervision at Apple stores and not let customers take them outside the store. ;)

The sad thing is they'd probable still sell. Albeit not as well.

Re:interesting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30271988)

The tethering issue is not bait and switch, at least not from Apples end. Non at&t iPhones have tether. It's a Carrier Limitation, not a hardware limitation. Much like what VZW typically does to bluetooth file transfer OBEX's on many phones.

    at&t Mobility never indicated that it would ever allow teathering on the iPhone before or after release. The evade the topic simply by saying that it may at some point provide a teather plan such as they do on other devices, including giving a pricing structure to such a hypothetical plan.

    So, any bait and switch on at least this feature is based on the assumption that a feature would be enabled from the carrier.

    And no, I don't work for at&t and I have a mifi-2200 from VZW for my "teather" needs since it works well with my iPhone as a backup data connection (which I need regularly due to the crappy at&t coverage in my area).

Re:interesting (2, Interesting)

Sojourn7 (240625) | more than 4 years ago | (#30272322)

I've read the rumor mills. The one thing I'm not seeing there is the distinct possibility that 3,1 may not include a increase or change in functionallity. With at&t's exclusivity ending, 3,1 could simply be the major hardware rev to include CDMA in the product line?

Re:interesting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30272590)

Being the cynic I am, am wondering if the next gen iPhone will be designed with a TPM-like chip to protect against jailbreaking. Instead of spending money on that, I wish Apple would put their dough on other features that people would like. Imagine how useful the functionality of a Novatel Mifi would be in an iPhone. Just set a long WPA2 passphrase, plop phone on table (or some place where it isn't easily snatched up by a passerby), and fire up the laptop for a decent Internet connection. Even more exotic would be a baby RADIUS server for even more fine grained security.

Re:interesting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30272880)

Being the cynic I am, am wondering if the next gen iPhone will be designed with a TPM-like chip to protect against jailbreaking. Instead of spending money on that, I wish Apple would put their dough on other features that people would like. Imagine how useful the functionality of a Novatel Mifi would be in an iPhone. Just set a long WPA2 passphrase, plop phone on table (or some place where it isn't easily snatched up by a passerby), and fire up the laptop for a decent Internet connection. Even more exotic would be a baby RADIUS server for even more fine grained security.

Wireless hotspot would be cool functionality, and should be theoretically doable on the platform if jailbroken anyway so adding it should be easy.

However, being the cynic I am, at&t would strip that in a heart beat just as they did tether functionality.

2,1 was 3GS not 3G (3, Informative)

eegad (588763) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270850)

Former iPhones were labeled like this:

        * Original iPhone = 1,1
        * iPhone 3G = 1,2
        * iPhone 3GS = 2,1

useragent? (1)

gmuslera (3436) | more than 4 years ago | (#30270900)

So if i set my firefox useragent as iPhone/Tablet 5.0 and start visiting iPhone related sites a lot of noise will be generated?

Announcing that they are looking specially to an info so easily modified is a good recipe for unfounded hype.

Re:useragent? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30271082)

...I wish they'd keep that "free internet for anyone with 'iphone' in user-agent" at all starbucks locations.

Re:useragent? (3, Informative)

MachineShedFred (621896) | more than 4 years ago | (#30271286)

This isn't a user agent string. This is a hardware model identifier. Apple hardware has an identifier in the ROM so that you can find out what hardware you're running on in software. Here are some examples of why you'd want to do that:

MacPro 1,1: First generation Mac Pro (only has 16-lane PCI-e)
MacBookPro 1,1: First generation MacBook Pro (Intel Core Duo, not Intel Core2 Duo with SSE4)
MacPro 3,1: Third generation Mac Pro (32-lane PCI-e, quad core Nehalem Xeons)
iPhone 2,1: Hardware compass, etc. etc.

Get it?

Napkin Please (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30271026)

I just came so hard.

Hmm... (2, Funny)

aztektum (170569) | more than 4 years ago | (#30271072)

*double checks URL he typed in*

Yeah it says http://slashdot.org/ [slashdot.org] ... thought maybe I'd typed macrumors

thanks for telling me (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30271116)

that iBart is "spying" sorry "analytics" on its users by sending who-knows-what-else data
to a third party

if this behaviour was on Windows app it would be condemmed instantly
and users would demand they stop it [uneasysilence.com]

i wonder how many other of the iPhone apps spy on its "users"

Re:thanks for telling me (1)

x102output (536049) | more than 4 years ago | (#30273548)

yes, lots of apps spy on the users.

Jailbreak and install "Firewall IP" .


It's a complete graphical firewall package for the iPhone that asks you whenever an app makes a connection, and you can generate rulesets on-the-fly. Really handy.

Analytics? (1)

AmiMoJo (196126) | more than 4 years ago | (#30271216)

It worries me a lot that random iPhone apps are allowed to phone home with this kind of data, especially after that story a while back where the user's phone number was being sent in order to spam call them.

There seems to be a lot of protection for Apple (against jailbreaking or doing anything they or the carrier does not authorise) and pretty much none for the user.

Slashdotted (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30271252)

I hope they're not running the site on the iPhone itself :)

False user agent (1, Redundant)

ickleberry (864871) | more than 4 years ago | (#30271406)

So what are the odds that this is a falsified user agent and that someone with a jailbroken iPhone is having a good laugh at this article?

next version? (4, Funny)

GreyFish (156639) | more than 4 years ago | (#30271500)

So when do we see an iPhone 3.11 for workgroups?

Re:next version? (1)

Stratoukos (1446161) | more than 4 years ago | (#30272746)

More importantly, when do we see an iPhone 3.14?

Free iBart publicity (1)

michelcolman (1208008) | more than 4 years ago | (#30271592)

What's more interesting, is that probably thousands of rumor site addicts are now checking out iBart (I know I just did). That's the real news in this story: a lot of iPhone programmers are now going to let their app phone home with as many details about the device as possible hoping to get a scoop out with their app's name!

Save your money! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30271718)

For iPhone 3.11 for Workgroups.

Got tired of waiting. (0, Redundant)

Darth_brooks (180756) | more than 4 years ago | (#30272354)

I gave up on waiting for apple to get off the schnide and make the one change they desperatly need to make; ditch at&t. Got my droid a few weeks ago and couldn't be happier.

Verizon seems to be the smartphone thunderdome, and i'd love to see apple come in and kick some windows mobile and blackberry ass, but they are apparently content to hang out in the at&t sandbox. I'd be posting this from an iphone instead of a droid if apple would commit to a decent network. Maybe in 2 years they'll have gotten the hint that exclusivity hurts in the long run.

sex wit4 a trolLkore (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30272992)

you down. It was Reciprocating bad OUTREACH ARE Crisco or lube. the reaper BSD's 40,,00 coming goodbye...she had

Slowest news day ever! (1)

nevillethedevil (1021497) | more than 4 years ago | (#30273178)

Really? This has got to be the dumbest, most pointless story (and I use the term lightly) I have ever read on here.
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