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Written by jermolene

August 23, 2007 at 6:18 pm

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  1. How about a save to bookmark button for TW? (But it can’t work in IE right?).


    August 24, 2007 at 12:50 am

  2. Yeah, that would be sweet. Even without saving, having persistent offline TW access on an iPhone might still be handy…


    August 24, 2007 at 7:41 am

  3. Does allow you to install and run binaries that are not signed by Apple? I thought the iPhone wouldn’t run binaries not signed with Apple’s key.

    Incidentally I was rather surprised to discover it really does at touted by Apple run a version of OS X, and not something totally different that is branded as such, as was the case with embedded MS Windows. Windows CE != Windows NT/2K/XP etc. Although given how Apple like to lock down the platform you can see how they would be wary of adopting the only other sensible contender, Linux, and attracting attention from the FSF for ‘tiovization’. They already get grief for the fact they appear to take far more from the OS community than they put back.

    It really is a shame Apple are not more open. I appreciate that their products and their inherent beauty are a result of a single-minded approach to design, and many fingers would make them distinctly not Apple. But the balance could be much better I’m sure.

    It’s not fair being torn between the beauty of the iPhone and the flexibility and general ‘right-onness’ of say Openmoko + FIC Neo1973.

    Andrew Back

    August 29, 2007 at 11:20 am

  4. It does indeed run apps that haven’t been signed by Apple (apparently). There’s also now at least one another installer that does the equivalent thing.

    The fact that it’s true OS X is pretty cool. You can SSH to it once it’s been “jailbreaked”.

    I predict that Apple will eventually open up the iPhone to outside apps themselves, first via an OS X Widget-style architecture (ie apps are written in JavaScript/HTML/CSS with minor extensions), and then via full OS X apps, with a signing programme.


    August 29, 2007 at 8:45 pm

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