June 29, 2007

iPhone FAQ. Some basic questions answered

Few FAQ about iPhone have been answered by Apple in Questions and Answers section. Let us analyze a few key points.

Will iPhone work with my PC and Microsoft Windows?

Yes. iPhone works with Windows XP Home or Professional (SP2), and Windows Vista.
[That means, there is no support for Windows 98, Windows ME or Windows NT. There is no official wordings about Linux support.]

What email systems does iPhone support?

iPhone supports the most popular email standards — IMAP and POP3. Check with your email provider to make sure the provider uses these standards. iPhone works with most popular email services, including Yahoo! Mail, Google Gmail, AOL, and .Mac Mail. Yahoo! Mail supports “push” email and can automatically deliver new email messages to your iPhone.
[Microsoft Live mail is intentionally left in the list. Do not worry. Any web mail system will work in iPhone as you can surf any web site as you do in your PC or Mac.]

What kind of security features does iPhone offer?

You can protect your iPhone with a four-digit password, which is then required whenever iPhone is turned on or wakes from sleep.
[What if I forgot my password? Is the procedure to recover the password simple? Is there a PUK available as in other GSM phones?]

Can I transfer my mobile phone number to my new iPhone?

Yes, you can transfer most current mobile numbers to a new iPhone.

[That is cool buddy.]

Can I transfer contacts from my current mobile phone to my new iPhone?

Yes. You should first transfer all your contact information to Microsoft Outlook on a PC or Address Book or Entourage on a Mac. Then you can sync your iPhone with your computer to put your contacts into your iPhone.

Can I use the SIM card from my current mobile phone?

You should use the SIM card that came preinstalled in the iPhone.

Can I view regular websites on iPhone or just mobile websites?

With the Safari web browser on iPhone, you can surf websites just as you do on your personal computer. You’re not limited to mobile WAP sites.
[You can surf without the fear of being billed for your usage as AT & T offers unlimited data calls on all plans]

Can I surf the web on iPhone without a Wi-Fi connection?

Yes. When a Wi-Fi connection is not available, you can access the Internet using AT&T’s EDGE data network.

AT & T is the exclusive wireless carrier for the United States. Vodafone is rumored to be the partner in Europe.

All Indians are baiting their nails. Is it going to be Hutch or Airtel? Will we get unlimited data calls?

Let us wait and see.

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