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iPhone at LBL

Note: Information on this page refers to iPhone 3.0 software released by Apple on June 17, 2009.  If your menus look different, you need to upgrade!

Summary: What Works

iPhone is a supported and recommended smartphone platform.  That means that you can expect to get support from LBL whether or not your iPhone is owned by the Lab.  

System

Yes/Partial/No

Comments

Email

Yes (Gmail)

Search of email via IMAP can time out.

Calendar

Yes (Gcal)

 

Directory

Yes

In 3.0+, you can use the LDAP directory as described below.

NextBus

Yes

Via Safari

m.lbl.gov

Yes

Via Safari

LBL Provided iPhones

IT Division can provide you with a Lab provided iPhone and service with appropriate approvals.  Learn more>>>

Lab GMAIL Email Configuration (New Standard)

https://commons.lbl.gov/display/google/iPhone+configuration+for+Gmail

Directory Configuration

You can now look up people in the LBL Directory directly from your iPhone contacts.A step by step tutorial is here>>

Calendar Configuration

https://commons.lbl.gov/display/google/Configuring+iPhone

Other LBL Applications

VPN:

The Lab now offers VPN Service on the iPhone! You can access internal only lab sites from your iPhone. Configuration instructions can be found here. The software can be downloaded from software.lbl.gov.

LBNL-Employee WiFi:

You can now connect to the Lab's lbnl-employee wifi with your iPhone, iPod or iPad. To use LBNL-Employee wireless, download the configuration here from your iPhone, iPod or iPad via Safari. Follow the instructions on your device to complete the configuration.  After you install this profile it will prompt you for your LDAP username and password.  The profile will be good until you change your ldap password.  If you change your ldap password; please remove this profile from your IOS (iPhone, iPad or iPod) device and download and re-install this profile again.

iPhone news (offsite)

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Foxconn cutting costs citing 'very difficult and competitive' 2019 outlook amid iPhone sales fears - 9to5Mac

9to5Mac

Foxconn cutting costs citing 'very difficult and competitive' 2019 outlook amid iPhone sales fears
9to5Mac
As many suppliers and analyst raise concerns about iPhone sales outlook, Foxconn is setting out to cut costs according to an internal memo seen by Bloomberg. Foxconn is Apple's biggest assembler of iPhones so its performance is often seen as a proxy ...
Apple iPhone Assembler Foxconn Plans $2.9 Billion Cost Cuts - BloombergTheStreet.com
Foxconn, Apple's largest supplier, is now wrapped up in iPhone supply chain rumorsCNBC
Apple iPhone Supplier Foxconn Planning Deep Cost CutsBloomberg
MarketWatch -CNET -Fortune
all 82 news articles »
Which tech toy or tool ranks as the best new gadget of 2018? (It wasn't an iPhone) - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

Which tech toy or tool ranks as the best new gadget of 2018? (It wasn't an iPhone)
USA TODAY
The best-selling gadget of 2018 will surely be the Apple iPhone, which historically has been the world's biggest-selling product, to the tune of over 200 million units yearly. Nothing else comes close. But when we asked over 1,000 consumers to pick the ...

and more »
Exclusive: Saudi Dissidents Hit With Stealth iPhone Spyware Before Khashoggi's Murder - Forbes

Forbes

Exclusive: Saudi Dissidents Hit With Stealth iPhone Spyware Before Khashoggi's Murder
Forbes
For good reason: after I spend an hour with his iPhone X, it seems clear that he was targeted with a super-stealth spyware called Pegasus. The tool is able to silently hoover up private information on a target iPhone, from WhatsApp chats to emails, and ...

High iPhone XR sales in China not enough to stop iPhone production estimate cuts - AppleInsider

AppleInsider

High iPhone XR sales in China not enough to stop iPhone production estimate cuts
AppleInsider
Sales of the iPhone XR picked up in China during the country's "Singles Day" retail event, Jun Zhang from Rosenblatt Securities claims, but the boost isn't enough to prevent the analyst from further reducing its production estimates for iPhones over ...
Rosenblatt sees iPhone XR recovery in ChinaSeeking Alpha
Analyst: Singles Day Boosts iPhone XR Sales, But Downside Pressure Remains After HolidayBenzinga

all 5 news articles »
Goldman Thinks Apple Missed the Mark With iPhone XR - Motley Fool

Motley Fool

Goldman Thinks Apple Missed the Mark With iPhone XR
Motley Fool
Evidence continues to mount that demand for the newest iPhones may be tepid, and investors remain intensely focused on unit sales even as the company keeps trying to get shareholders to appreciate the services business more. Apple said earlier this ...
Recent Purchase: AppleSeeking Alpha
Another Apple production cut - WSJSeeking Alpha
SEC FORM 4 - SEC.govSEC.gov
Zacks -SEC.gov
all 336 news articles »
What does the updated iPhone XS have that the old X does not? - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

What does the updated iPhone XS have that the old X does not?
South China Morning Post
This year was, in Apple speak, an “S year,” which means that one of the new iPhones, the iPhone XS, was an upgrade rather than a total overhaul. Which begs the question, if you have an iPhone X – which is only a year old – do you need to upgrade to the ...
iPhone 'Sales Panic' Is Good News For AppleForbes
Apple is reportedly cutting production orders for its newest iPhonesThe Verge
Apple Suppliers Suffer With Uncertainty Around iPhone DemandWall Street Journal
9to5Mac -CNBC -The Sun
all 479 news articles »
Apple iPhone Suppliers Tumble as BofA Chops Target Prices - Barron's

Barron's

Apple iPhone Suppliers Tumble as BofA Chops Target Prices
Barron's
Bank of America Merrill Lynch believes deteriorating iPhone sales will be problematic for several Apple (AAPL) suppliers. The firm's analyst Vivek Arya lowered his price targets for the shares of Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), Qorvo (QRVO), and Cirrus ...

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  1. Read:

    Google Sync: Set Up Your Apple Device for Google Sync

    http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138740

    Getting Started

    1. Open the Settings application on your device's home screen.
    2. Open Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
    3. Tap Add Account....
    4. Select Microsoft Exchange. OS 4.0+ now allows multiple Exchange accounts. However, if you're on a device that doesn't let you add a second account, you could also use CalDAV to sync Google Calendar and IMAP to sync Gmail.

    Note important changes in the following section:

    Enter Account Info

    5. In the Email field, enter your full LBNL email address.
    6. Set the Domain field to lbl.gov.
    7. Enter your LBNL LDAP user name  as the Username.
    8. Enter your LBNL LDAP password as the Password.
    9. Tap Next at the top of your screen.
    9a. Choose Cancel if the Unable to Verify Certificate dialog appears.
    10. When the new Server field appears, enter m.google.com.
    11. Press Next at the top of your screen again.

    12. Select the Google services (Mail, Calendar, and Contacts) you want to sync.

    13. Unless you want to delete all the existing Contacts and Calendars on your phone, select the Keep on my iPhone option when prompted. This will also allow you to keep syncing with your computer via iTunes.

    If you want to sync only the My Contacts group, you must choose to Delete Existing Contacts during the Google Sync install when prompted. If you choose to keep existing contacts, it will sync the contents of the "All Contacts" group instead. If there are no contacts on your phone, the latter will happen -- the contents of your All Contacts group will be synced.

    1. A note that IT cannot/will not support contacts syncing (meaning you are welcome to turn it on, but the helpdesk cannot assist and there is no support at all).  While a few people have had good experiences, a number have also had very strange outcomes where contacts were lost, modified, and otherwise messed up.  There is definitely the possibility that Google will repopulate your My Contacts group against your will and that this will sync to your iphone regardless of whether you follow the instructions above.