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iPhone technical information leaked


iPhoneWith the official launch of the iPhone drawing inexorably closer, it must be inevitably that new leaks of various technical information on it start appearing.

I thought that some of these details pertaining to the underlying systems and software might be of interest, seeing that Apple has at least expressed interest to position the iPhone in the enterprise space (though skeptics abound on this: Insecure iPhone gets cold shoulder in corporate IT).

Anyway, this time round, it appears that someone from the University of Washington's emerging technology team posted a blog entry gleaned from an iPhone session at the WWDC. According to Computer World:

  • No support for Flash, Adobe's multimedia Web content format
  • No Java
  • JavaScript runtime limited to five seconds
  • QuickTime used for audio and video
  • A maximum of eight documents loaded in Safari on the iPhone
  • Links to video on a Web page take users directly to full-screen playback
  • Support for PDF through Apple's own DisplayPDF code, not Adobe
  • Multiple gestures automatically available to Web sites viewed through iPhone without any additional coding, and include pinching content to shrink, double-tapping to zoom and two-fingered scrolling.

The blog entry has since disappeared, and in its place was a message that reads, "The topics you are looking for have been deleted."

The director of emerging technology at the school, Oren Sreebny, said that it wasn't Apple that called for the deletion so much as someone pointing out it was probably in violation of a nondisclosure agreement. Hence, the university removed it voluntarily.

In fact, with all the hype and media frenzy with the iPhone, it would be interesting to see what stand the folks down at Tech News take on this:

Do you see yourself getting an iPhone? Join the discussion.

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

7 comments
b_sabharwal
b_sabharwal

The same information is posted on one of the cnet reviews as well.

ed34222
ed34222

Isn't QuickTime™ Flash 5 compatible? ... I think Flash still has a QuickTime™ export

kpak44wh
kpak44wh

Too much hype, and not enough reality. Apple products get either booed or cheered before they're even out of the starting gate. Maximum of eight documents, doesn't sound right when you can load all those pictures or music. As far as pdf goes, It is native in os x, and I have never had any problems with opening files on my mac. When I look at the phone, and check it out, that's when I will decide whether I buy it or not.

paulmah
paulmah

Do you see yourself getting an iPhone?

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

I vote in the poll by choosing "No, I don't see a point" and the results are as shown below. Might be time to check out the polling software...

OnTheRopes
OnTheRopes

Looks like youvoted Yes, if someone gives me one. I voted No-Don't see a point

paulmah
paulmah

It could merely be that the "total votes" did not get updated correctly/immediately. The back-end poll result shows that there are 10 votes posted already (even though it shows "2" at the front-end currently), which would probably mean that your votes did get entered in correctly. Nevertheless, let me check it up.

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