Apple releases iPhone Configuration Utility 3.2 for Mac

Apple today released version 3.2 of their iPhone Configuration Utility for Mac OS X. If you're familiar with the utility you likely already know what it does, but for anyone curious:

iPhone Configuration Utility lets you easily create, maintain, encrypt, and install configuration profiles, track and install provisioning profiles and authorized applications, and capture device information including console logs.

Configuration profiles are XML files that contain device security policies, VPN configuration information, Wi-Fi settings, APN settings, Exchange account settings, mail settings, and certificates that permit iPhone and iPod touch to work with your enterprise systems.

So IT departments and network admins, go get it!

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Rene Ritchie

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Apple releases iPhone Configuration Utility 3.2 for Mac


The iPhone Config Utility is a great tool for every iPhone owner, not only for IT departments or Network admins!
It completely takes the pain out of a restore-as-new for example. I only use the Wifi, Exchange, Email and APN sections, which takes off at least 1 hour setting all this up with the keypad after a restore-as-new.

I tried it out. I didn't find any new functionality in it. it didn't even add the new restrictions in 4.2 as options.
I'm not sure why they released this