Torrentially Popular iPhone Set for Another Kind of Torrent Altogether


Apparently they (whoever “they” are) are calling 2008 “The Year of the Mobile Torrent”, and if that’s the case then chances are Apple will soon be driving which bandwagon (or ambushing it). A “torrent”, as it’s used here, refers to a communications protocol that enables computer users to share files. Or, put more familiarly, a torrent is a program which allows individuals to “do” P2P file-sharing.

That said, not only does this appear a P2P file-sharing client for the iPhone could be fast on the road, but in reality it’s here, though now in a format considerably inaccessible to most users – but no doubt not for long.

No, not all file-sharing is illegal. In reality, the sole file-sharing which is against the legislation is the sharing of copyrighted files (like RIAA’s music and Hollywood’s films – but that’s the reason why we’ve iTunes, right?) . For the sharing of all other kinds of files – personal memoirs, journal entries, and travelogues, recipes, photographs, YouTube videos, etcetera, etcetera – and – P2P file-sharing is perfectly legal, and as soon as you realize that, you may just expect that such facility for the iPhone is no less than imminent.

Gizmodo was the first to report on the innovation, declaring that a hacker who goes by the name of Core has only established the first native P2P client for the iPhone. Though the program – based on the popular Mac P2P client – Transmission – is still in the command-line phases (in different words: lacking in a very simple user interface which the typical techno-unsavvy consumer can function), it’s nonetheless a groundbreaking measure on the path to peer file-sharing involving iPhones.

The amount of content worth sharing out of iPhone into iPhone will also be stymied until a user friendly GUI (graphical user interface) is incorporated into the design. Additionally a buggy hurdle for prospective users to know about is the incompatibility between P2P file-sharing in general and EDGE networks – currently the iPhone’s wireless link of choice. So so as to use this or some other torrent on the iPhone, you’ll have to use Wi-Fi.

Torrenting – since it is sometimes called – is also a heavy burden on the iPhone’s battery and so will need the device be plugged to make sure that Download Filmes Torrent entirely.

An internet search to learn more on this subject revealed that several mobile torrents already exist like SymTorrent and Wizbit for Symbian smartphones and WinMobile Torrent for Windows Mobile Devices – though none (until today) for your iPhone.

Now, there is a µTorrent MUI for your iPhone (called µPhone) but it does not really permit you to share files (“yet”, they say); instead it lets iPhone users view the status of active torrents, pause and restart torrents, and enter in new URLs into torrent throughout a PC. In other words, the µPhone torrent MUI functions as a type of remote controller for utilizing µTorrent to share documents within a PC.