I’m just wondering if anyone else has see them. My Auto-Lock can’t be selected, and the only option for the passcode lock time is Immediately.
I installed iOS 4 (GM) from WWDC did a clean install and checked the pass-code option, it was fine. Then, when I installed just my apps and content it locked me out again. I didn’t install from backup.
I’m wondering if it has something to do with my profiles… Although I did check some other people’s iPhones at WWDC and did not have this problem.
Update: Turns out Google’s Exchange policy is to blame -
“Exchange servers can require that devices have specific auto-lock settings. iPhone honors those settings. If a particular Exchange server requires that you have auto-lock set to 1 minute, then your auto-lock will be set to 1 minute, and you cannot change it as long as your iPhone uses that Exchange account.”
This is not exactly that accurate. It’s true, I was surprised to see a Microsoft Bing demo…. and I hate Microsoft more than the next guy, but, I just felt so bad for this little girl on stage trying to get this demo to work with a room of 5000 Apple folks all thinking the same thing… ‘well, that’s par for the MS course’. I mean lets be honest, what true Apple fanboy does not want to see MS fail but when that demo finally worked after like the 10th time we all applauded because we were so relieved that her.
I think the feeling in the room after the demo was more: Microsoft is still making crap even when you give them a great platform and I hope that girl does not kill herself.
One can’t help but appreciate the irony here. The initial friendship between Apple and Google was surely inspired in part by a common rival in Microsoft. Now the tables have turned, with Apple and Microsoft sharing the stage against Google. The reversal is so severe that a busted Bing demo in a later session drew heavy applause upon finally working. A WWDC audience would not have been so kind to Microsoft in earlier years.
In Xcode double click on your target and check it against these screenshots. Since this is an AD Hoc build you want to make sure you select iPhone Distribution . You also want to make sure you have setup your Signing Entitlements properly ( Check the first link in the resources ) only for the Ad Hoc Configuration.
Important: If you set the Entitlements entry for Ad Hoc configuration make sure it is unset for Debug and/or Release configurations. Otherwise you will see:
Error launching remote program: failed to get the task for process
After some trial and error I found using the Automatic Profile Selector (Recommended) -> iPhone Distribution under the Code Signing -> Code Signing Identity worked the best.
Testing your Ad Hoc Build
If you are doing an Ad Hoc build don’t bother doing a ‘Build & Run’ from Xcode. Ad Hoc builds are meant to be sent to a tester so what you want to do is a ‘Build’ and go to you build dir inside of your Xcode project, take the .app file from inside the ‘Ad Hoc-iphoneos’ folder and follow the instruction from the link below: Apple - iPhone Development Guide - Publishing Applications for Testing – Instructions for Application Testers.
So all the talk about the iPhone 3G has got me thinking, do I want one? I certainly don’t need one… I have an iPhone 8GB and so does my wife… But I’m always the guy that has to have to all the Apple toys… So it makes this really hard choice, harder than one would think. Alas, my final answer is NO. And here is why:
1) I don’t want to get slammed by Rogers’ rates: As much as I hate having an iPhone that can’t get online, and trust me, it is harder than you think. This phone wants to be online.. badly. But I just can’t justify I can’t pay more money to Rogers! My bills are at least $200 a month for my wife and I and we are light users.
2) I don’t want to be in a contract right now: Right now I am month to month with Rogers and there has been a lot of talk about a new telco on the block soon. I think I’ll wait for whomever it will be to join. This will hopefully start a rate competition in Canada, something we don’t have. If things get better, which they should, I would like the option of leaving Rogers.. noting would make me happier than no paying them anymore money.
3) Everything else is software: So if I don’t have a data plan… I can get all the benefits of the new iPhone with a software update! I keep having to remind myself that all the cool stuff that I am looking forward to on the new iPhone will be in the iPhone 2.0 firmware update. Yes, data and GPS would be cool but I am mostly looking forward to the iTunes App Store and I can get that for free! That kind of settles it for me
4) Apple will undoubtedly come out with a 32gb model too soon: ’nuff said. No one likes that feeling.
5) The battery life is much shorter: I love the fact that I don’t have to plug my iPhone in every night… in fact, I plug it in about twice a week. Mossberg states in his review that you would have to learn how to manage the battery. He says that some days he did not get through a work day without it running out… that is not going to work for me. I have gotten used to the long battery and I know that Apple with fix this in the next version.
6) Lastly, I just bought a new condo. :S and I don’t need more bills
So it looks like Apple is opening a Apple iStore mini in (what could only be) a big box store in Victoria. The only logical place I can think of is Future Shop… ( and some local rumors point to this fact as well). Future Shop has the square footage and always tried to resell Macs but their un-informed sales people knew nothing about them, so it was never an option. I don’t think it will be London Drugs because they already have a good Apple section and typically very low square footage to allow for a store-in-a-store concept. I think Best Buy is out because it only has one location out of town.
My other hunch is that it is going to be a pilot program for Apple. If this mini store goes well, we will soon being seeing mini Apple stores pop up all across the country. I guess given this country’s large size and low population, it is a great solution… Provide hosted mini Apple stores across the country and then drop full-size stores in major cities… It took them enough time to give one to Vancouver though .
So in the long run this is great for Canadian consumers.. We will now be able to shop at Apple stores, get Apple trained sales people, and students have a place to get their student discounts on the spot.
For the resellers in this town, and soon across Canada.. looks like your reign is up… You’ll have to start treating your customers better and start thinking about offering service consulting as a big part of your business..
It’s about time Apple took notice of Canada.. now if only we can get a legit iPhone soon I’ll be happy.