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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

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Anyone care to comment on iPhone GPS apps for driving? Getting tired of driving with one hand while constantly refreshing the screen with the other
Funny you should mention that. I've just come across NDrive DACH (link will open iTunes) which at the moment costs only 4.40 - it's on sale. It seems to be the real deal according to the the reviews. I'm downloading it now. Even if it turns out to be rubbish it's worth 4.40 just to see.
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

Does anyone regularly tether their iPhone on Orange for data usage? have you received any warnings from Orange, or are they cool with it?
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Old 12.05.2010, 10:29
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Does anyone regularly tether their iPhone on Orange for data usage? have you received any warnings from Orange, or are they cool with it?
I didn't think Orange had unlimited data use anyway . . . for most iPhone plans you only get 1gb (which they amusingly market as 'almost unlimited').
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Old 12.05.2010, 12:27
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Does anyone regularly tether their iPhone on Orange for data usage? have you received any warnings from Orange, or are they cool with it?
I used to when I didn't have internet at home and got no warning.
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Old 12.05.2010, 12:48
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

Actually, I've just found this on the Orange.ch website (click the OS 3.0 tab) where they seem to endorse the iPhone's use as a net modem.
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Old 12.05.2010, 12:52
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Actually, I've just found this on the Orange.ch website (click the OS 3.0 tab) where they seem to endorse the iPhone's use as a net modem.
AFAIK if they don't want it, then it is disabled and the you can't even activate the tether. That's what my phone was like for o2.
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Old 17.05.2010, 14:40
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

Standard Bank is now offering its employees an iPhone rather than a Blackberry.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/37186252

I would have thought that the iPhones email software wasn't really up to enterprise demands, e.g. lack of folders, difficult to categorise and find email, no user rules/agents

Perhaps Richdog could comment?
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Old 17.05.2010, 16:13
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

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the problem is not the phone as it has pretty good integration with an Exchange server which is offered in a corporate environment. The problem is much more how do you manage iphones in a corporate environment. This is more a server side question that a phone questions as such.

For example do you really want to roll out iTunes as a corporate application on everyone's desktop. I am sure most companies don't view managing your music collection as a business application. How do you get the help desk manage the roll out and life cycling of the phones ? What about security and setting corporate policies for the phones that users can't change ? How do you do a remote wipe of the phone if it is stolen ?

I think the next rev of the phone will help on the client side but I have not yet heard anything about the infrastructure piece that would be required.

You might want to limit what applications a user can install for example.

A company phone is a different beast to purely consumer phone.

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Old 17.05.2010, 16:29
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

Personally I don't see the iPhone as a corporate tool. The iPhone is very much a consumer orientated device. That's not to say it couldn't be integrated into the corporate environment, it's just lacking computer side software to do it. As Martin says iTunes isn't exactly be embraced within a big business.

Having said that I doubt that even with the right software it would ever be taken seriously in the big business world - it's just way too much fun for that
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Old 18.05.2010, 09:00
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

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Standard Bank is now offering its employees an iPhone rather than a Blackberry.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/37186252

I would have thought that the iPhones email software wasn't really up to enterprise demands, e.g. lack of folders, difficult to categorise and find email, no user rules/agents

Perhaps Richdog could comment?
in my opinion, die iPhone's most definitely not a corporate tool. It lacks basic safety mechanisms (the "encryption" that's implemented on it is so faulty that it can be cracked within minutes), is tied to a proprietary software (iTunes) that no IT admin in his right mind would want on the company's workstations, doesn't offer a full-featured e-mail client, has only minimalistic exchange support and is designed from the bottom up to be an entertainment device.

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Old 18.05.2010, 09:07
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

Our company switched to iPhones from BB. After a couple of days I came to the quick conclusion that BlackBerry (with a proper keypad) is much better for work.

For play, the iPhone wins hands down.
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Old 18.05.2010, 09:14
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in my opinion, die iPhone's most definitely not a corporate tool. It lacks basic safety mechanisms (the "encryption" that's implemented on it is so faulty that it can be cracked within minutes), is tied to a proprietary software (iTunes) that no IT admin in his right mind would want on the company's workstations, doesn't offer a full-featured e-mail client, has only minimalistic exchange support and is designed from the bottom up to be an entertainment device.

Peter
I agree with all of that except the 'proprietary' bit. No company I've worked for (and I've worked for Bulge Bracket banks) have worried about using proprietary solutions.
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Old 18.05.2010, 09:38
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

Looks like we're only a few weeks away from the new 4G model:

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20100517VL200.html

The pics I've seen so far don't look that great from an aesthetic point of view, but OS 4 looks like it's should be a good step up.
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Old 18.05.2010, 10:26
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Looks like we're only a few weeks away from the new 4G model:

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20100517VL200.html

The pics I've seen so far don't look that great from an aesthetic point of view, but OS 4 looks like it's should be a good step up.
I like the sound of the new screen.

I've had a play with OS 4 and it is a step up.
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Old 18.05.2010, 14:05
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With HD Video Recording & 5.0 MP Camera two of its main new features here comes the new iPhone which will also have Deep Facebook iPhone integration....

(mashable has for me been a very accurate source of infomation on new apple products over the last few years. I have cross-referenced & this link best describes what we can accurately expect. If there is a variation on this products name then mods feel free to edit in accordance..but I doubt you will have to)
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Re: The iPhone 3G 3GS & 4G thread and FAQ

I need to know is that if I go back home Pakistan and want to use a local number/sim for my stay there can I not use my iphone purchase on contract from swiss com or orange???
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Old 18.05.2010, 15:00
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Standard Bank is now offering its employees an iPhone rather than a Blackberry.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/37186252

I would have thought that the iPhones email software wasn't really up to enterprise demands, e.g. lack of folders, difficult to categorise and find email, no user rules/agents

Actually, I know multiple companies/firms that offer the iPhone to their employees. It's quite capable, and has excellent Exchange integration (Notes, on the other hand... well, pretty much a no-go). The VPN client for Cisco networks in the current OS is very good, and it will have SSL-VPN clients for Juniper and another manufacturer in next OS release, due this fall. And it's got remote wipe features and such that are also quite well-received.

I know many people that quite like their iPhones in a business environment, though Blackberry still takes the edge in typing speed. It's probably also important to note that although the iPhone is improving, it does NOT offer the same level of security as a Blackberry. It's not FIPS 140 certified, and that may be a deciding factor for many companies.

That said, I've used it in a corporate environment and quite like it.
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Actually, I know multiple companies/firms that offer the iPhone to their employees. It's quite capable, and has excellent Exchange integration (Notes, on the other hand... well, pretty much a no-go). The VPN client for Cisco networks in the current OS is very good, and it will have SSL-VPN clients for Juniper and another manufacturer in next OS release, due this fall. And it's got remote wipe features and such that are also quite well-received.

I know many people that quite like their iPhones in a business environment, though Blackberry still takes the edge in typing speed. It's probably also important to note that although the iPhone is improving, it does NOT offer the same level of security as a Blackberry. It's not FIPS 140 certified, and that may be a deciding factor for many companies.

That said, I've used it in a corporate environment and quite like it.
Interesting. Are you able to enforce a standard build though and prevent users installing iffy apps? Or does Apple's own app security make this less important?
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Old 18.05.2010, 15:32
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I like the sound of the new screen.
I actually don't - I think it's too small. Most other manufacturers now put 3.7", 4" and 4.3" displays on their flagship phones. Apple has decided to stick with the 3.5" form-factor, which might have been great 3 years ago but is now, as the usage patterns for these phones are changing, sub-par. Yanking up the resolution will only make things harder to read. I am secretly hoping they'll be releasing not one but two new models - one with the 3.5" screen and one with a bigger one - but I guess that's not going to happen as they don't want a large-screen iPhone eat its way into iPad sales.

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I am secretly hoping they'll be releasing not one but two new models - one with the 3.5" screen and one with a bigger one - but I guess that's not going to happen as they don't want a large-screen iPhone eat its way into iPad sales
Not to mention SJ's obsession with battery life. Some say its his main objection to Flash, the higher CPU load.
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