iPhone note synching reference removed by Apple

sblasl

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Per AppleInsider

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...i_windows_beta__mac_syncing_iphone_notes.html

iPhone note synching reference removed

AppleInsider recently reported on evidence that Mac OS Leopard would allow users to sync Mail notes to their iPhones. In revealing additional details of Leopard last week, Apple appeared to second this notion, and had posted the following blurb to its Leopard features page:

Write handy notes you can access from anywhere -- including graphics, colored text, and attachments. Group notes into folders or create Smart Mailboxes that automatically group them. Your notes folder acts like an email mailbox, so you can retrieve notes from any Mac or PC or access them from your iPhone.


To dismay of many, a few eagle-eyed readers have pointed out that Apple has since altered the aforementioned description to omit any reference to accessing Leopard notes on iPhone:

Write handy notes you can access from anywhere -- including graphics, colored text, and attachments. Group notes into folders or create Smart Mailboxes that automatically group them. Your notes folder acts like an email mailbox, so you can retrieve notes from any Mac or PC.



This could suggest one of several things, including the possibility that Apple may be delaying the feature. It could also mean that Leopard notes may not sync to the iPhone's Notes application and instead be available only via a mailbox in the iPhone's Mail app -- as Leopard notes are essentially specifically formatted emails. However, the latter would still not explain the omission.
 

Vegeta-san

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Aug 4, 2006
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Yea right...I'll tell you EXACTLY what happened.

Because of the note synching coming with Leopard, Apple would have had to have dropped a iPhone update this week (without question). This was the plan, UP TO the point when the 1.1.1 firmware got unequivocally hacked to the point where you can now do everything you could do on it as you could on a 1.0.2 iPhone. This pissed Apple off, and they didn't want to release a firmware this week that would be vulnerable to the TIFF exploit the 1.1.1 Jailbreak uses (plus, they don't like our "illegal" 3rd party apps). Therefore, they chose to delay (I am sure of this...we will see the feature, it's a matter of time), instead of releasing a firmware upgrade that allows notes synching and probably throws in some other goodies too.


Basically, they want to keep you tied down to a firmware they KNOW to be unhackable (at least for the time being). And a 1.1.2 update based on 1.1.1 firmware with known exploit opportunities is out of the question.
 

Telp

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Feb 6, 2007
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Yea right...I'll tell you EXACTLY what happened.

Because of the note synching coming with Leopard, Apple would have had to have dropped a iPhone update this week (without question). This was the plan, UP TO the point when the 1.1.1 firmware got unequivocally hacked to the point where you can now do everything you could do on it as you could on a 1.0.2 iPhone. This pissed Apple off, and they didn't want to release a firmware this week that would be vulnerable to the TIFF exploit the 1.1.1 Jailbreak uses (plus, they don't like our "illegal" 3rd party apps). Therefore, they chose to delay (I am sure of this...we will see the feature, it's a matter of time), instead of releasing a firmware upgrade that allows notes synching and probably throws in some other goodies too.


Basically, they want to keep you tied down to a firmware they KNOW to be unhackable (at least for the time being). And a 1.1.2 update based on 1.1.1 firmware with known exploit opportunities is out of the question.
That makes a lot of sense, but why do they have to ruin it for the rest of us who dont care about the hacks. Most people just wont update anyway unless theres something than notes syncing...people are wise to that trick...
 

mcdj

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Maybe they decided they'll sell it to us in Feb. instead of giving it away now.
 
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