Originally Posted by HarryT
You were using a web server. Calibre is running one for you on your PC, for the specific purpose of getting around this silly restriction of not being able to copy files directly to the iPhone. The fact that people have written tools (such as Calibre's web server) to get around the restriction does not change the fundamental point that it's silly for Apple to have put that restriction there in the first place.
I agree with what you are saying, but it is so easy to get around it is a non-issue for me.
BTW, I have an iPhone, but I am not a fan of Apple. I have one simply because for me, it's the best out there.