One thing that makes me like an airport right away is free wifi. Although 3G speed is great on the iPhone, I still think it doesn’t compare to wifi.

As my fiancée and I were flying out of San Diego yesterday, I used my iPhone to go online to tweet, read the news and do some last minute emailing.

I know that San Diego’s airport has free wifi but I kinda forgot about it. I took my iPhone and launched the mail.app, which immediately returned the following screen asking me to agree to the TOS.

It’s a little detail but I don’t think it ever was documented. On 2.x, whenever you were connecting your iPhone to a free Internet access requiring you to agree to some TOS, you first had to open Safari and agree to the TOS from there.

Now you can do that directly from inside the app that needs Internet access.

As I said above, it’s a detail but it just makes life a little easier.

  • Iain

    Gosh! Well spotted.

  • that is documented. http://forums.mactalk.com.au/31/66256-automatic-wi-fi-login-iphone-os-3-0-a.html

    I coudnt find it on apples site, but its there

  • Chris

    I first noticed this when my 3GS tried to login to the free WiFi at the University of Calgary, I was impressed with the ease of logging in.

  • Rn3sto

    cool one!

  • David

    Yup, happen to me when I was I’m McDonald’s. At least in Australia they offer free wifi.

  • It’s funny that you mention this because I flew to San Diego last month and every stop over I had on the way wanted me to pay $15 to use the internet. As bored as I was I couldn’t justify this for an hour’s stop over. Of course the only air port along the way that offered free wifi was San Diego which was my destination so I didnt even make use of it.

  • Alex

    The safeway near my house offers free wifi with the same stipulation. I was absolutely thrilled when I saw this, trying to load the facebook app. Real plus for iPhone users when we don’t realize we’re switching between the mobile network and the local wifi mid-app refresh 🙂