Macworld Looks at iPhone Configuration Utility 2.0

Apple's iPhone Configuration Utility went to 2.0 just after the iPhone itself hit OS 3.0. The iCU is intended to allow system administrators to set up iPhones for use in the corporate environments, namely by creating, maintaining, and distributing configuration files for enterprise devices.

Macworld took a look at the new version and while they like the no hassle upgrade from 1.0, new vertical feature setup, LDAP, CalDAV, and SCEP support, the ability to prevent profiles from being removed by the user, restrictions (like parental controls) including locking out the cameras, and the ability to push out profiles via SCEP, they weren't as thrilled with the lack of SCEP documentation, and limited LDAP support.

Check out the full article for details and if you're using iCU 2.0, let us know how it's working for your enterprise.

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

1 Comment
  • I'm no enterprise, but I just used this thing yesterday to set up all my 10 gCals! using this thing made the process much smoother than copy-pasting every caldav address on the iPhone (shudder) that would have been a nightmare...
    Now I don't even have to plug in my phone to sync my calendars, waiting for the goddam backup/sync to finish (I sync to 3 diff computers, so it takes a while on each). The calendars are now updated wirelessly and almost instantaneously.
    here is what I'm talking about: