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iPhone OS X Architecture: the BSD Unix Userland

iPhone OS X Architecture: the BSD Unix Userland
Daniel Eran Dilger
Continuing on the series looking at the architecture of the iPhone, here’s a look at the Unix underpinnings in the core OS of the iPhone.
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July 15, 2007   1 Comment

iPhone OS X Architecture: Disk, Shell, and Password Security

iPhone OS X Architecture: Disk, Shell, and Password Security
Daniel Eran Dilger
Continuing on the series looking at the architecture of the iPhone, here’s a look at what’s been discovered about the security in the core OS of the iPhone.
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July 14, 2007   No Comments

iPhone OS X Architecture: the Mach Kernel and RAM

iPhone OS X Architecture: the Mach Kernel and RAM
Daniel Eran Dilger
A number of people are working to crack open the iPhone in order to use it on alternative mobile networks or to install or modify software. What they are finding is more interesting to me because it reveals hints as to what latent features of the iPhone remain to be unlocked in software. Here’s a look at what’s been discovered about the core OS inside the iPhone, starting at the kernel.

En Español:
La arquitectura del OSX del iPhone: el kernel Mach y la RAM – planetamac
Traducción: Oscar Reixa

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July 13, 2007   8 Comments

Leopard, Vista and the iPhone OS X Architecture

Leopard, Vista and the iPhone OS X Architecture
Daniel Eran Dilger
A number of people are working to crack open the iPhone in order to use it on alternative mobile networks or to modify its software or install their own. What they are finding is more interesting to me because it reveals hints as to what latent features of the iPhone remain to be unlocked in software. Here’s a look at what’s been discovered, starting with how the iPhone’s OS relates to Mac OS X in the year of Leopard and Vista.

En Español:
Leopard, Vista y la arquitectura del OSX del iPhone – planetamac
Traducción: Oscar Reixa

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July 12, 2007   2 Comments

Kevin Chang, iSuppli and The iPhone Nano Myth

Kevin Chang, iSuppli and The iPhone Nano Myth
Daniel Eran Dilger
Reuters broadly reported JP Morgan’s Kevin Chang forecasting the imminent arrival of a smaller cheaper, version of the iPhone dubbed the ‘iPhone Nano.’ The problem: not only is there is nothing backing up the iPhone Nano prediction, but it makes no sense at all. Even JP Morgan has distanced itself from the initial report.
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July 11, 2007   3 Comments

Universal vs Apple in the iTunes Store Contracts

Universal vs Apple in the iTunes Store Contracts
Daniel Eran Dilger
When reports surfaced that Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music label, refused to resign its existing deal with Apple’s iTunes Store, there were private schadenfreude celebrations held in many closets.

Anti-Apple pundits briefly rejoiced at the prospects of a cataclysmic collapse of iTunes, something that they’ve been predicting and even, on occasion, pre-announcing as already having occurred in a test of their increasingly faulty powers in advancing self-fulfilling prophecies.
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July 10, 2007   3 Comments

The Street’s Flaccid Campaign Against the iPhone

The Street's Flaccid Campaign Against the iPhone
Daniel Eran Dilger
How does one out-do Steve Ballmer’s insistence that the iPhone is “the most expensive phone in the world,” a claim he televised knowing full well that his own Windows Mobile TyTN costs around $800? Well, if you’re the shameless Brett Arends of TheStreet.com, you publish a headline that claims the iPhone costs $17,670.

Why does The Street want you to think the iPhone is so expensive? Is it hidden costs, secret fees, or some sort of damages only suffered by iPhone users? No, it turns out Arends is just grasping for straws, but his motivation isn’t just reader titillation, despite the Digg links.
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July 9, 2007   7 Comments

Gone in a Flash: More on Apple’s iPhone Web Plans

Gone in a Flash: More on Apple's iPhone Web Plans
Daniel Eran Dilger
In “The iPhone Threat to Adobe, Microsoft, Sun, Real, BREW, and Symbian,” I presented why I thought Apple had left Flash off the iPhone purposely: it wants the web to be an open platform that it can support inside Safari.
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July 8, 2007   5 Comments

Readers Write: the iPhone in Asia, iTunes OTA, and a CueCat?

Readers Write: the iPhone in Asia, iTunes OTA, and a CueCat?
Daniel Eran Dilger
Continuing on reader comments from on the article “International iPhone: Europe, Japan and 3G UMTS” are notes about Asian markets, iTunes sales over the air, and Japan’s CueCat-like barcodes.
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July 8, 2007   2 Comments

Readers Write: iPhone Unlocking, T-Mobile, Europe and UMTS

Readers Write: iPhone Unlocking, T-Mobile, Europe and UMTS
Daniel Eran Dilger
International interest in the iPhone resulted in lots of comments on the article “International iPhone: Europe, Japan and 3G UMTS.”
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July 7, 2007   No Comments

Readers Write: the iPhone in Japan, Australia, and Universal 3G

Readers Write: the iPhone in Japan, Australia, and Universal 3G
Daniel Eran Dilger
Continuing on reader comments from on the article “International iPhone: Europe, Japan and 3G UMTS” are notes about the Japanese and Australian markets, and why Verizon Wireless and Sprint may have more to worry about than they originally feared.

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July 7, 2007   1 Comment

Unraveling Anti-Apple Panic: the iPhone Launch Success

Unraveling Anti-Apple Panic: the iPhone Launch Success
Daniel Eran Dilger
Apple captured international attention at the launch of the iPhone, despite only being available to consumers in the US. In January, Steve Jobs set the goal of selling 10 million iPhones by the end of 2008. Various analysts warned the the unit’s higher up-front price and requirement to use AT&T service would raise significant barriers.
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July 6, 2007   1 Comment

Unraveling Anti-Apple Panic: iPhone Activation Privacy Scare

Unraveling Anti-Apple Panic: iPhone Activation Privacy Scare
Daniel Eran Dilger
CNET’s Michael Tiemann desperately wants your attention before you activate your iPhone. It’s apparently a matter of Internet Safety, if his blog tags are not just random words to bait the attention of Google.

Don’t dismiss Tiemann just because he blogs for the notoriously anti-Apple CNET. He’s also president of the Open Source Initiative and vice president of open source affairs at Red Hat.
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July 6, 2007   No Comments

International iPhone: Europe, Japan and 3G UMTS

International iPhone: Europe, Japan and 3G UMTS
Daniel Eran Dilger
Apple introduced the iPhone exclusively in the US. Here’s a look at what’s involved in getting the iPhone to work in other markets now, and challenges Apple will face in the mobile market internationally.
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July 6, 2007   1 Comment

Unlocking the iPhone: The GSM SIM and Activation

Unlocking the iPhone: The GSM SIM and Activation
Daniel Eran Dilger
Interested in getting the iPhone to work in ways Apple never intended? Here’s a look at what’s involved in making the iPhone a mobile service-free iPod, and conversely, using it with other service providers, both here in the US and internationally.

En Español:
Liberando el iPhone, un artículo de RoughlyDrafted
Traducción: Oscar Reixa
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July 5, 2007   2 Comments