iPhone vs. Web

dblaron

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This is the thing. I am currently a heavy PDA user and while at work I use my PDA to surf the web a lot.... I have trouble accessing a lot of sites and forums due to most PDAs having a slimed down browser. yes Apple says it will have a full web browser, but will it access the net like at home? By that I mean will it log into a forum and remember the ID and Passwords from page to page? For ex. On this site I can log in on my PDA but it will not allow me to jump from page to page. it says that I am not logged in. So with that I thought I would start this thread. I would like this to be the place where people in the future can ask questions about the web. and how it relates to the iPhone. But if anyone knows why most PDAs do this let me know? I am sure the iPhone will not do this.
 

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This is the thing. I am currently a heavy PDA user and while at work I use my PDA to surf the web a lot.... I have trouble accessing a lot of sites and forums due to most PDAs having a slimed down browser. yes Apple says it will have a full web browser, but will it access the net like at home? By that I mean will it log into a forum and remember the ID and Passwords from page to page? For ex. On this site I can log in on my PDA but it will not allow me to jump from page to page. it says that I am not logged in. So with that I thought I would start this thread. I would like this to be the place where people in the future can ask questions about the web. and how it relates to the iPhone. But if anyone knows why most PDAs do this let me know? I am sure the iPhone will not do this.

It would be stupid of Apple to do this because their software is usually amazing.
 

khunlyon

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This is the thing. I am currently a heavy PDA user and while at work I use my PDA to surf the web a lot.... I have trouble accessing a lot of sites and forums due to most PDAs having a slimed down browser. yes Apple says it will have a full web browser, but will it access the net like at home? By that I mean will it log into a forum and remember the ID and Passwords from page to page? For ex. On this site I can log in on my PDA but it will not allow me to jump from page to page. it says that I am not logged in. So with that I thought I would start this thread. I would like this to be the place where people in the future can ask questions about the web. and how it relates to the iPhone. But if anyone knows why most PDAs do this let me know? I am sure the iPhone will not do this.
i use a treo680 and have never had this problem. while most sites i visit show a mobile version when avaliable, i am never logged out or not able to jump from page to page. the safari on the iPhone, however, is essentailly the same as it would be on their desktop or laptop computers. it shows full web sites and never uses a mobile verstion (except for google maps because they have a contract with google and made a version especially for the iPhone)
 

wjp09

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heres to going online during class
 

robhon

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Or while having se..... Okay. I didn't even say that. :D
 

techman717

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This is the thing. I am currently a heavy PDA user and while at work I use my PDA to surf the web a lot.... I have trouble accessing a lot of sites and forums due to most PDAs having a slimed down browser. yes Apple says it will have a full web browser, but will it access the net like at home? By that I mean will it log into a forum and remember the ID and Passwords from page to page? For ex. On this site I can log in on my PDA but it will not allow me to jump from page to page. it says that I am not logged in. So with that I thought I would start this thread. I would like this to be the place where people in the future can ask questions about the web. and how it relates to the iPhone. But if anyone knows why most PDAs do this let me know? I am sure the iPhone will not do this.
iPhone will run the ful version of Safari. So I would say yes you will be able to access secure site and multiple pages while only having to log in once.
 

dblaron

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Ok that is cool But @khunlyon, Have you seen the new version of google map for PDAs like WM5s? I mean it looks real close to the program for the iPhone and runs just the same. Wait it is the same! I have an HTC Wizard and it runs great on it. So ya they started off writing google maps for the iPhone but Apple did not force them into keeping it only on the iPhone. I bet that pissed off Steve Jobs.... But I am still getting the iPhone because the rest of my phone runs like SH.....! It is always crashing for no reason. Unlike my Apple desktop.
 
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Ok that is cool But @khunlyon, Have you seen the new version of google map for PDAs like WM5s? I mean it looks real close to the program for the iPhone and runs just the same. Wait it is the same! I have an HTC Wizard and it runs great on it. So ya they started off writing google maps for the iPhone but Apple did not force them into keeping it only on the iPhone. I bet that pissed off Steve Jobs.... But I am still getting the iPhone because the rest of my phone runs like SH.....! It is always crashing for no reason. Unlike my Apple desktop.
I have a wizard as well (Q-tek 9100). My phone was extremely unstable too until I removed almost all of the 3rd party software I bought for it. That is why I am not disappointed that Apple will approve all software for the iPhone.
 
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khunlyon

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oh i didn't realize it was the same version as with other PDA phones - i have the palm 680 so i guess i already have it as well - it works well (except for the fact that it sometimes decides that my house doesn't exist and sometimes does)
likewise - my 680 is awesome but has its problems - unlike my powerbook which has worked perfectly for 3 yrs running!
 

dblaron

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So yes it is the same google software but I would not be surprised to see that it will run betterr on the iPhone. I mean it was originaly designed to work on the iPhone which means that it probably was just modified to work on the WM5 OS, and Palm. Alot of times when they do that they run into a lot of bugs. Like your house thing. It is just a bug of the server to software interface.
 

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My current phone has web capabilities but I never use it because it is so slow, hard to narvigate, etc. I think with the iPhone and the touchscreen, it will make it SO much easier! Plus this browser looks amazing!
 

dafooey

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My current phone has web capabilities but I never use it because it is so slow, hard to narvigate, etc. I think with the iPhone and the touchscreen, it will make it SO much easier! Plus this browser looks amazing!
Safari does look good... but will Firefox be available?
 

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Safari does look good... but will Firefox be available?
My first thought was, "why would anyone need that?" But I think it is a good question in that I'm hoping Apple eventually (soon) makes the iPhone more open. I think you'd find it to be the new hot platform for developers and open source, just like projects like Firefox. That would be cool. :cool:
 

Bootlessjam

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logging into wireless networks

I am only worried that the iPhone won't be able to log into my uni's wireless network since you have to enter your name and password and keep that window open, otherwise you get kicked out.

Would I get disonnected if I leave safari? or put it to sleep? I wouldn't like having to log in every time I pull it out of my pocket.:(
 

joe

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I am only worried that the iPhone won't be able to log into my uni's wireless network since you have to enter your name and password and keep that window open, otherwise you get kicked out.

Would I get disonnected if I leave safari? or put it to sleep? I wouldn't like having to log in every time I pull it out of my pocket.:(
Maybe a bookmark with a stored password? Hmm, I guess there will be Keychain? :)