Apple latest iPhone 3.1 update came in with a little dirty secret.  This update kills Exchange support with 1st and 2nd generation iPhones owners leaving them high and dry with little option but to try to convince companies’ IT department to lower encryption security policy or fork over cash and upgrade to the newer iPhone 3GS/3rd Gen iPod Touch or the dreaded act of (hacking) downgrading to 3.0 making the user accessory accomplices in the deed. What was very interesting was the heated conversation on Apple forums that has some owners infuriated and feeling that Apple has breached that sacred trust leaving them feeling betrayed. It’s not clear how Apple manages to keep this a secret for so long (alarming in and of itself) while spoofing companies Exchange encryption securities by communicating to servers it was secured device or, if that was their true intent, to quickly push devices that weren’t business ready. Apple now (conveniently) calls it a minor bug now patch in firmware 3.1. Buttom line is most end users feel that this is clearly unacceptable and wants this fixed ASAP and I’m pretty sure that companies are frowning as you read this. What’s your take, are you feeling the pinch?


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