Aspen Simulator not really the same as Safari on iPhone?

I’ve been generally happy with my iPhone. It’s hard to describe the experience without resorting to hyperbole, but it really is a game-changing appliance.

But there are some limitations, many of which are being addressed in the newly-announced iPhone 2.0 firmware, specifically proper MS Exchange support. In the meantime, though, you should be able to access your Exchange mail via Exchange’s webmail service, Outlook Web Access (OWA), right?


Even though it’s “just a web page”, for some reason, I cannot get it to work. It turns out that my boss also has an iPhone, and she’s not been able to make it work either, and since there’s really nothing to do except go to the appropriate URL, it’s pretty obvious it’s an iPhone Safari issue.

Checking online for support on this issue, what I’ve discovered is a bizarre 50/50 situation – half the people with the same (apparent) configuration can access OWA, half cannot.

Switching gears, I (like, I’m sure, a few other people) joined the iPhone development program as soon as it was announced. I have a program (or two) that I want to publish, and I’m eager to get at all. (All I need to do is learn Objective C, Cocoa Touch and Xcode – how hard could that be?)

One of the things included is the Aspen Simulator – supposedly and stack-identical iPhone emulator.

So, my question is this: If it is identical, why does my OWA work on the simulator and not on the iPhone?!