Aug 31

Nat Torkington

Nat Torkington

iPhone Accelerometer Hack

Check out this video. Cool! (thanks, Waxy for the pointer)

This guy had to drop into assembly language to figure out how to read the accelerometer in his iPhone. These people are SMART. If I were Steve Jobs (real, not fake) I'd be wishing they were working to make distributable legal third party apps and thus helping my business, rather than trying to knife my (admittedly stupid) business partner.

I know all the arguments about Jobs condones the hacking because it'll convince AT&T to loosen up. I don't buy them. In all the historical "Jobs is thinking three moves ahead!" stories I remember hearing about DRM, iPods, and so on, the simplest explanation turned out to fit best.

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  Phil [08.31.07 07:12 PM]

> make distributable legal third party apps

Yeah, but where's the fun in that? :-)

My guess would be that the people doing the hacks aren't the same people who would develop manufacturer supported apps.

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