[Secgeeks] Re: Gee, huh, anybody know anything about this "iPhone hacking" thing
jason at ihackstuff.com
Tue Jul 24 14:00:29 EDT 2007
I went from an 8525 to the iphone, and while I think in the end it comes
down to personal preference, i must say that I think the iphone mail
client handles email so much better than the 8525 ever did - at least from
an IMAP perspective, anyway.
Typing did take some getting used to on the iphone, no question. I was
very worried about the lack of any tactile feedback before I played with
one, but that has turned out not to be as important to me as I thought it
was, and I can actually type pretty quickly and accurately now that I'm
used to it. The other item I was worried about was the dialing speed on
the keypad, because on my 8525, I actually had to slow myself down, else
it missed numbers - the iphone keypad is wonderfully responsive in that
There are still some bugs with the iphone that are annoying to me though;
recurring calendar events don't sync from Outlook - so no birthdays or
repeating meetings show up. Seems more like an iTunes <-> Outlook issue
though - and I hope that gets fixed sooner rather than later. There were a
few forum postings about it on different iphone-related sites, but i
haven't checked in the last week or so.
The thing is, for me, that what the iphone does, it does very well. It's
hands down the best interface on a hand-held gadget I've ever seen/used.
I do miss being able to load whatever ROM I want to on my 8525 and playing
around with it on that level. I also miss not being able to install 3rd
party apps on it (like PocketPuTTY, which was convenient to have in a
pinch when i didn't have convenient access to a computer/internet
connection to remotely cycle a spiraling mysql daemon or whatever).
Fortunately though, most of the 3rd party stuff I installed on the 8525
are all included on the iPhone. So this isn't a huge deal for me.
Finally, the lack of 3G data transfer speeds is only really noticeable to
me when actually browsing websites with lots of images, and maybe when
using Google Maps while mobile as well. Other than that, I haven't really
missed it much. I suppose once the 3G iPhones hit the street and I get to
play with one and compare them, I'll say to myself "WTF were you thinking
when you said that", but for now, the impact doesn't feel so great.
Wow - a bit more than I expected to type there... :-)
> Ahhh point well made and in all earnest I have not used either server nor
> client on my phone. I still contend however that despite pretyy
> magnification and other tricks a soft keyboard doesn't compare at all to
> the keyboard on my MDA... Which also does music,html web, email etc etc.
> In fact I really can't imagine writing this response on an iPhone. Is it
> better than it looks ?
> sent from portable gadget
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "matthew wollenweber" <mwollenweber at gmail.com>
> To: f1sh at verizon.net
> Cc: "Andre Ludwig" <andre.ludwig at gmail.com>; secgeeks at shmoo.com
> Sent: 7/24/07 12:59 PM
> Subject: Re: [Secgeeks] Re: Gee, huh, anybody know anything about this
> "iPhone hacking" thing
> As a resident iphone enthusiast I feel obliged to mention:
> The below is only an ssh client, not a server. Plus, I've used putty on
> smartphones (Cingular 8525 and the Blackjack) I wouldn't recommend it.
> On 7/24/07, f1sh <f1sh at verizon.net> wrote:
>> as our resident anti-iphone bigot I feel obliged to send this.
>> Andre Ludwig wrote:
>> > http://www.tuaw.com/2007/07/23/ssh-on-iphone
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