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MacBytes
Nov 3, 2008, 10:21 PM
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Link: AT&T Doesn't Support the Mac (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20081103232142)
Description:: Website to encourage Mac users to email AT%T president Ralph de la Vega to complain about the fact that their free wi-fi is unavailable to Mac laptop users.

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Mudbug
Nov 3, 2008, 10:22 PM
99% of the time I won't link to blogs because the content is often questionable at best, but this seemed interesting to me. Why would Apple partner with AT&T on the iPhone if AT&T isn't willing to support Apple's other computer efforts?

gilkisson
Nov 3, 2008, 10:28 PM
AT&T is being wrong, obtuse, and pig-headed, for not supporting Macs.

Just like Apple is being equally pig-headed for refusing to support iTunes/iPhone on any version of Linux.

thed0000d
Nov 3, 2008, 10:41 PM
AT&T is being wrong, obtuse, and pig-headed, for not supporting Macs.

Just like Apple is being equally pig-headed for refusing to support iTunes/iPhone on any version of Linux.


You can use your macbook pro as long as you use safari and click on the develop menu and use the 1.1.3 iphone browser. it works i tried it

floatingspirit
Nov 3, 2008, 10:59 PM
......Why would Apple partner with AT&T on the iPhone if AT&T isn't willing to support Apple's other computer efforts?

Wouldn't that be more Microsoft's style than Apple's?

student101
Nov 3, 2008, 11:23 PM
I don't get it. I just went to Starbucks today and used their ATT hotspot. It worked just fine for me. I was using Safari on my white MacBook. I don't really understand what the issue is.

TEG
Nov 3, 2008, 11:45 PM
People don't understand that the free wi-fi is only supposed to be for use on the iPhone, not the computer. However, enabling the Developer menu in Safari, allows you to trick the system into thinking your computer is an iPhone.

TEG

SnowLeopard2008
Nov 4, 2008, 12:44 AM
Lol I didn't even know about the develop menu. That is, until I saw this thread. But AT&T not supporting macs is kinda of stupid.

BornAgainMac
Nov 4, 2008, 04:36 AM
I don't get it. I just went to Starbucks today and used their ATT hotspot. It worked just fine for me. I was using Safari on my white MacBook. I don't really understand what the issue is.

The keyword is support. Mac users don't really need that kind of hand holding anyways.

bassproguy07
Nov 4, 2008, 05:18 AM
99% of the time I won't link to blogs because the content is often questionable at best, but this seemed interesting to me. Why would Apple partner with AT&T on the iPhone if AT&T isn't willing to support Apple's other computer efforts?

sorry this is off topic, but mudbug seeing you name makes me want some crawfish!! I'm a little confused, are we just asking for wifi with an access card or free because it's a mac??

tfrees
Nov 4, 2008, 06:15 AM
People don't understand that the free wi-fi is only supposed to be for use on the iPhone, not the computer. However, enabling the Developer menu in Safari, allows you to trick the system into thinking your computer is an iPhone.

TEG

How do you do this? I have a macbook and iphone, will it still work? If so, how do i do it?

Porco
Nov 4, 2008, 07:41 AM
Apple doesn't support the iPhone on other phone networks, which sucks more.