Developers and golfers: The 2012 Rules of Golf issued by the USGA and the R&A (UK) effectively ban the iPhone due its un-deletable weather, compass, and browser apps. Rule 14-3 states that such apps are "in breach of the rules, whether or not they are actually used." The iPhone and other smartphones are commonly used on-course with popular golf rangefinder GPS apps, which also keep stores, graphical stats, etc. The iPhone was previously allowed. You can see more on this fiasco in a new story that includes the background, facts, and an editorial.