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2007/7/4

iPhone notes (2)

Filed under: OS X,Software,Technology — Erwin @ 3:54 am

You know what would be cool? If the iPhone would be able to connect with an Airport Express! 😉

It looks like EDGE is behaving a bit better again today, I could even almost browse web pages over it, but then switched back to wi-fi for actual bandwidth and speed. I tried YouTube briefly on there but couldn’t get Search or Features to work on either wi-fi or EDGE, it keeps telling me “YouTube not available”. Ditto for Most Recent and Top Rated in the “More” section. Annoying.

I like how SMS looks like iChat, which also makes me think that IM support may be added at some point. As far as I can tell you can only clear entire conversations, not any individual messages from those conversations. Still waiting for my number to be fully moved over to AT&T so at the moment I can SMS from the iPhone and AT&T customers can SMS me back on there, but anyone trying to call my number will end up on my old cellphone still. Patience… I know.

Configured two GMail accounts to see how that would work. Note to others: It helps tremendously if you first go into GMail and configure your account such that POP3 is allowed! 😉 It looks like email is the only way off of the iPhone for pictures taken with the thing itself, as opposed to pictures synced onto it with iTunes? Am I missing something here?

Update: iPhoto kindly treats the iPhone like any other camera from which you can import photos. What’s more, emailing the photos only gets you reduced size copies (640×480) instead of the original size (1600×1200) that you get using iPhoto!

3 Comments

  1. I don’t think you’re missing anything. I’ve heard elsewhere that they won’t sync back to iTunes, so with no MMS on the thing, outbound E-Mail is the only remaining contestant.

    Do I have too many feeds/mailing lists subscribed or what? 😉

    Comment by Josh — 2007/7/4 @ 5:17 am

  2. You don’t want to email them, apparently the iPhone reduces them in size (680×480?) and in the process removes the EXIF information. Instead, when you open iPhoto, you’ll see the iPhone photos on an icon there that you can copy from. You can also sync photos from iPhoto to the iPhone — I have a folder called wallpapers that I use for that.

    Comment by Christopher Allen — 2007/7/4 @ 9:10 am

  3. Never having used iPhoto before (our photo archive setup predates our switch to OS X by a few years) I hadn’t considered checking what it would do with the iPhone and indeed, when it’s running and you hook up the iPhone you can import the photos in their full (1600×1200) glory as opposed to the 640×480 size that is used to email someone. I can then exit iPhoto and grab the originals in Pictures/iPhoto Library/Originals/... if I want to.

    Thanks!

    Comment by Erwin — 2007/7/4 @ 12:38 pm

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