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iOS4 and Linux

Jun 23, 2010, 21:34 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"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"

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