iPhone News: ASA TV ad ban, Apple increasing production, iPhone "most powerful dev platform", 2.0.2 security risk
Latest iPhone News: Wednesday 27 August 2008
UK iPhone Internet access TV ad banned
The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has ordered that Apple not show the current iPhone TV ad which claims the handset gives access to "all parts of the Internet".
A whole two people complained that the iPhone's inability to render Java and Flash in web sites meant that it didn't give access to the full Internet. Apple's defence, that the Safari browser could display all open-source content whereas Java and Flash were proprietary technologies, was not enough to convince the ASA to back down.
Java World seems not to agree with ASA's position.
Apple increasing iPhone production
According to a report in Business Week, Apple is to increase production of the iPhone, with the aim of assembling between 40 and 45m handsets in the coming 12 months.
If true, this is most likely due to huge popularity of the iPhone 3G in both existing and new markets. Reports suggest that the iPhone 3G has already outsold the first-generation iPhone, with almost six million handsets now sold.
Microsoftie calls iPhone most powerful mobile development platform
Somewhat surprisingly, a leading authority on Microsoft's .Net architecture has said that he believes the iPhone is currently the most powerful mobile development platform.
"There is one thing that I can confirm without breaking any NDA: the iPhone is hands down, without a doubt, the single most powerful mobile development platform ever. Whether that platform will see enterprise adoption or whether it will remain plagued by people making $2 flashlights," wrote Kevin Hoffman on his .NetAddict blog.
Interesting. Certainly a number of developers were on hand during Steve Jobs' unveiling of the iPhone SDK to say how wonderful it was as a platform, and there are some interesting applications available for the iPhone already.
And yes, no more virtual torches, please.
2.0.2 leaves private data open
A major security flaw with the iPhone's latest firmware has been discovered, in that it is possible to access private data, including contacts, SMS, email, voicemail, and the phone keypad, on a password-protected iPhone.
It's a serious problem, and though I could glibly state that you should never leave your iPhone lying around where someone else can get hold of it, it's something Apple needs to fix in the next firmware incarnation.
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