1. cubez's Avatar
    I remember a friend saying that her phone reset and she couldn't use her phone until she synced it with itunes. I was wondering how dependent is the iphone of a computer. Im asking because I have a friend who wants an Iphone and he doesnt have a computer.
    09-25-2011 08:43 PM
  2. DINGSTER1's Avatar
    Very. you have to activate/sync/update thru iTunes.
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    09-26-2011 12:37 AM
  3. modr0010's Avatar
    iOS 5 requires no computer connections. All updates will be pushed wirelessly.
    09-28-2011 12:44 PM
  4. npo's Avatar
    2 issues with my iPad (which I won so I didn't actually pay for it), are
    1) that you need a computer for activation and iTunes stuff
    And 2) that a huge number of websites dont work properly on the crappy browser. My online banking wont even work on it, so unless you want to buy a computer or always bank in person, you may be s.o.l.
    09-28-2011 05:22 PM
  5. cubez's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up ill let him know. I wanted to convince him to get an android, but I don't want to be THAT guy.
    09-29-2011 12:44 AM
  6. verwon's Avatar
    2 issues with my iPad (which I won so I didn't actually pay for it), are
    1) that you need a computer for activation and iTunes stuff
    And 2) that a huge number of websites dont work properly on the crappy browser. My online banking wont even work on it, so unless you want to buy a computer or always bank in person, you may be s.o.l.
    iOS 5 actually fixed both of those issues.


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    10-15-2011 11:34 PM
  7. FrankXS's Avatar
    iOS 5 requires no computer connections. All updates will be pushed wirelessly.
    So, a computer is not necessary at all? Or are you just saying it won't need a cable to connect to the PC/Laptop?

    -Frank

    Sent from my HTC ThunderBolt 4G/LTE using Tapatalk
    10-21-2011 09:59 PM
  8. Bujin#IM's Avatar
    So, a computer is not necessary at all? Or are you just saying it won't need a cable to connect to the PC/Laptop?

    -Frank

    Sent from my HTC ThunderBolt 4G/LTE using Tapatalk
    My understanding is that it'll be entirely computer free.
    10-22-2011 02:31 PM
  9. END's Avatar
    Updates will be pushed wirelessly. However, how I have been told by Apple employees, if you want to put say your own ripped mp3's or photos on your iPhone/iPad you need to have iTunes installed. You can't just hook up to any computer and drag and drop the files with no extra software needed like you can with Android.
    10-22-2011 11:32 PM
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