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Oh, how we wish we had a section called "That's not how it's done."

Apple is continuing the policy started by Steve Jobs of removing all the really useful bits from their devices and making customers pay extra for them (see Here: Steve Jobs explains the concept of the iPad to an invited audience. This time it's the audio (headphone, etc) socket. You can still have external speakers, etc. if you are prepared to stump up lots of money for the privilege.

But some bright spark has come up with an idea to modify the phone.

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Three weeks ago, three young recruits from the FBI's secretive high tech hacking unit sat in their bunker (it's a room above a dry-cleaner's in a side street in Falls Church but don't tell them we know) and pondered the issue of how to break into an iPhone. The FBI has a near-unlimited stock of the phones that they routinely confiscate from criminals but which don't qualify as evidence. And with each of them holding handfuls of the phones, they went to work and, much to the annoyance of the "establishment" that wanted to force Apple to give them access, these three tykes found access. Here's how they did it. Their names have been changed to protect the joke.

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It might sound an odd thing to say about the iPhone that it's not user friendly but it's true. As soon as you want to do something Apple doesn't want you to do. you are on your own, you have to void your warranty, and you might find you are locked out of some of the services you bought the phone for in the first place. In short, the iPhone is user friendly if you use it as Apple want you to.

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