Will Apple's new iPhone sync with Ubuntu ?

Jarrod Henry jarrodhenry at comcast.net
Fri Jan 12 13:26:21 UTC 2007

I suspect not.  A cell phone is far more locked than your typical media 
player, and I suspect that Apple will keep it that way.  To this point, 
they've not even SAID if it uses SIM Cards like typical phones or if it 
uses some other method of authentication/realization.  We do know the 
battery is not disconnectable, so it will have the same issues as the 
IPOD with regards to the battery eventually dying out.  We also know 
that they consider it revolutionary (I do not) , so they might have some 
other method of locking it to a single user or network.

So, I'm going to say that with the ability for Apple to push down 
firmware upgrades without the yes/no approval, and the fact that the 
product is a cellphone, it will definately be a major issue to sync onto 
it.  Jobs has repeatedly indicated that Itunes is the ONLY way to get 
stuff on this thing.

Chanchao wrote:
> As per the subject.. 
> Cheers,
> Chanchao
> Enjoy the weekend everyone!

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