iOS4 and Linux
Jun 23, 2010, 21:34 (1 Talkback[s])
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"You maybe wondering what the latest version of Apple's
mobile OS has to do with Linux. As set out on this page, you can
now connect your iPhone to your Linux box and sync music, back it
up, add ringtones to it, and tether it. One thing that always is of
concern when dealing with Apple is the extent to which Apple might
break "unauthorised" access to "your" device with a new OS update.
As an avid user of the tethering ability of the iphone with my
Linux laptop, I was a little skeptical about upgrading my phone to
the new "iOS" 4. Given that iOS 4 brought the iPhone on a par with
technology from the mid 2000′s with multitasking and spell
checking, it was an upgrade I was very keen to see on my phone.
"However, I needn't have worried. As is often the case with open
source software, the developers were ahead of the game, and on the
same day as iOS4 was released, the libimobiledvice developers had
released a minor update to libimobiledevice for latest release"