Re: [NTLK] iPod Touch or iPhone IS the next Newton!!

From: Robert Dylan Stewart <>
Date: Sun Nov 04 2007 - 13:46:38 EST

Strictly speaking, the software doesn't change the IMEI number.
Rather, the baseband firmware changes the reported IMEI to a special
code due to it having a corrupted configuration in NVRAM. It doesn't
even change the actual IMEI of the radio, since that would be like
changing the MAC address burned into a network card. You can
potentially spoof another one, but that's about it.

As for the promised SDK, it could be scripting, yes, but I think it's
more likely to be the same thing that Apple themselves are using to
develop apps on iPhone and iPod Touch. The phone has already been
verified to be using a form of Cocoa, Core Animation, and various
other APIs that are already mature on the Mac OS side. Making two
completely separate SDKs would be a duplication of effort on a
monumental scale. Not to say they wouldn't do that, but rather that I
doubt it.

Robert D. Stewart	AC5ZH
On Nov 4, 2007, at 3:33 AM, matthiasm wrote:
> On Oct 31, 2007, at 7:02 AM, Martin Joseph wrote:
>> On Oct 30, 2007, at 5:35 PM, Brett Feinblatt wrote:
>>> <snip
>>> I'd like an iPod touch that can function as a genuine PDA.
>> done.
>>> HWR - I
>>> can handle it if I have to use the keyboard instead of a stylus. I'd
>>> prefer the stylus, but I wonder if the screen is sensitive enough to
>>> do it. Maybe in the next next release. I'd really want to see a
>>> growing body of apps available for install on the Touch.
>> Actually, considering how hard Apple has made it to date, there are
>> quite a few apps available already.  Check it out.
> Please be aware that some of the listed applications change the IMEI
> of your phone, intentionally or unintentionally. The IMEI is needed to
> identify your phone and manipulating the IMEI. See: <
>> . This is unfortunate and get get you into real trouble in some
> countries.
> If Apple would publish a developer kit and documentation, mistakes
> like these could be avoided. Rouge programming is not helpful for
> their device. But until such time, Newton (and likely Einstein) will
> not make their way onto any Apple handheld device.
> Matthias
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