Back on June 20, I reported that there’d be new, slimmer MacBooks coming in October that along with being made from new materials would also feature some “speeds and feeds” updates to the internal components. Today, another “trusted source” told us this was correct and added that the iPhone’s multi-touch technology is theoretically supposed to roll out with all the new laptops, including those coming out in October. The feature will be built into the touchpads, allowing you to navigate through your notebook’s files, applications, etc. the same way you can on the iPhone.
A user on the Hackint0sh forums has uncovered the location of the iPhone restore package and successfully downloaded it onto his machine. On further inspection, he discovered that the restore package is actually a zip archive containing 2 disk images - a user dmg and a system software dmg. The system software image however appears to be password protected but efforts are already underway to crack it open. My guess is it won't be long now before someone announces they've successfuly 'rooted' the iPhone.
From the Hacint0sh Forum posting:
Here’s my challenge. I’ll pay $100 for a VoIP client I can use over WiFi on my iPhone. Matthew Miller has explained that the iPhone will work without the AT&T SIM card, and I’ve set up my Sprint EV-DO card in a MacBook Pro to share its connection with my iPhone, so I don’t need AT&T to complete any network tasks.
It would be a shame--after waiting hours in line and spending $500 to $600 on an iPhone--to lose it to a minor mishap. To see how well Apple's phone can stand up to abuse, we stressed it with increasingly rigorous scratch and drop tests, which we informally conducted in the PC World kitchen, hallway, and back alley.
First, to simulate how it held up when in a pocket or purse with house and car keys, we stuffed the iPhone into a plastic bag along with several key chains. We then gave the bag a few good shakes to see if the activity would scratch the iPhone's screen. It didn't.