Third Party Applications for iPhone and iPod touch coming

In response to wide criticism that the company's latest portable device is limited to Apple's software, Steve Jobs today announced a Software Development Kit for the iPhone and the iPod touch. However, developers and endusers shouldn't get excited just yet. Third party applications will only begin to leak out after February of next year. "It will take until February to release an SDK because we're trying to do two diametrically opposed things at once—provide an advanced and open platform to developers while at the same time protect iPhone users from viruses, malware, privacy attacks, etc.," said Jobs. I guess no one told Jobs about the vulnerabilities already discovered for the iPhone, SDK or not. Jokes aside though, are you happy with Apple's move?

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Strange, when I read "Steve Jobs announced" something I always have this image of large crowd of Apple fans screaming like they have just experienced biggest orgasm in their life. :)

"HTC TyTN II" is way much better and more advanced than some crippled iPhone.

Yeah, if you like a phone that looks like ass. The fold out keyboard is laughable. might have looked good in 1998.

Further proof that the competition can't design their way out of a paper-bag.

Anyway, the iPhone will quickly overtake the competition. By 2nd gen it'll be unbeatable, just like the iPod Touch. The iPhone will become the highest iteration of the "mobile phone", just as the Touch has become the highest iteration of the "mp3 player."

All the talent is in Cupertino, CA. It's a different mindset there, a different attitude. Apple sets the bar, and the others try to reach it. Someday that might change, but Apple is so far ahead of the game, that even a phone with somewhat pared-down features (for the moment) has so completely and utterly captured the imaginations of consumers.


LTD said,
Yeah, if you like a phone that looks like ass. The fold out keyboard is laughable. might have looked good in 1998.

Further proof that the competition can't design their way out of a paper-bag.

Anyway, the iPhone will quickly overtake the competition. By 2nd gen it'll be unbeatable, just like the iPod Touch. The iPhone will become the highest iteration of the "mobile phone", just as the Touch has become the highest iteration of the "mp3 player."

All the talent is in Cupertino, CA. It's a different mindset there, a different attitude. Apple sets the bar, and the others try to reach it. Someday that might change, but Apple is so far ahead of the game, that even a phone with somewhat pared-down features (for the moment) has so completely and utterly captured the imaginations of consumers.

LTD said,
Yeah, if you like a phone that looks like ass. The fold out keyboard is laughable. might have looked good in 1998.

Further proof that the competition can't design their way out of a paper-bag.

Anyway, the iPhone will quickly overtake the competition. By 2nd gen it'll be unbeatable, just like the iPod Touch. The iPhone will become the highest iteration of the "mobile phone", just as the Touch has become the highest iteration of the "mp3 player."

All the talent is in Cupertino, CA. It's a different mindset there, a different attitude. Apple sets the bar, and the others try to reach it. Someday that might change, but Apple is so far ahead of the game, that even a phone with somewhat pared-down features (for the moment) has so completely and utterly captured the imaginations of consumers.


Don't kid yourself my friend. Here is the truth:

iPhone Truth

and1direct said,

Don't kid yourself my friend. Here is the truth:

iPhone Truth


scew that nokia E70, like I really want to pay for and carry around 2gb SD cards.

Fact: some dumb ass made that site who is striving for attention from anyone who will give it to him.

LTD said,
Yeah, if you like a phone that looks like ass. The fold out keyboard is laughable. might have looked good in 1998.

Further proof that the competition can't design their way out of a paper-bag.

Anyway, the iPhone will quickly overtake the competition. By 2nd gen it'll be unbeatable, just like the iPod Touch. The iPhone will become the highest iteration of the "mobile phone", just as the Touch has become the highest iteration of the "mp3 player."

All the talent is in Cupertino, CA. It's a different mindset there, a different attitude. Apple sets the bar, and the others try to reach it. Someday that might change, but Apple is so far ahead of the game, that even a phone with somewhat pared-down features (for the moment) has so completely and utterly captured the imaginations of consumers.

LMAO

the reason they domiante the MP3 player market is because they bascially invented it. the ohone market is entirely different and i dount they will get even a 10% market share

(whocares78 said @ #14.5)
LMAO

the reason they domiante the MP3 player market is because they bascially invented it. the ohone market is entirely different and i dount they will get even a 10% market share

Steve Jobs is determined, he didn't knock $200 off the price for profit.

Gabe3 said,
Fact: some dumb ass made that site who is striving for attention from anyone who will give it to him.
no, the fact is that he wouldnt bother making the site in the first place if there was no reason to... there really was an excessive amount of marketing from apple about their iphone , not less headed by steve jobs himself, and Maddox just happens to be anti-advertising , anti-marketing and anti-propoganda

(whistlerxp said @ #14.6)

Steve Jobs is determined, he didn't knock $200 off the price for profit.

so you still don't get a free one with your plan ???

carmatic said,

oh really? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mp3_player#History maybe you should spend some time out of apple-land and get some fresh air once in a while...
i know

when i say basically, i mean they where the ones who took it to market and made MP3 players polular and mainstream, only the techy nerds, and the odd young person new what an MP3 was before the iPod, and not many people at all actually had any sort of MP3 player, now everyone knows what an MP3 is and half the world has an MP3 player, even though i hate the stupid things i have to admit they made MP3 what it is today, when i say they created the market it is different to created the fist ever one on the market, remember they where the times when even the RIAA wasn't that worried about mp3, and you could google any song you wanted adn find a webpage with it sitting there for download.

Therefore iPhones are are competely different story as the Mobile Market is long established, every man and his dog seems to have one and there are a lot of BIG players to compete with

p.s. 'spend time out of apple land', I CAN'T STAND APPLE, the only good thing apple does is marketing and making stuff look pretty

Translating..

It will take until February to release an SDK because we’re trying to do two diametrically opposed things at once

Damn we will need to work overtime!.


—provide an advanced and open platform to developers

In this part i say nothing.


while at the same time protect iPhone users from viruses, malware, privacy attacks, etc.,”

Do you want to program in c++ natively?.. yeah sure but we must avoid that you put viruses on it, and viruses is : to be able to touch "sensitives files" such mp3, videos, contact and such. Do you known about flash?, no, then you must! :-P

From yesterdays security issue post on H.d. Moores findings

"I think the iPhone is pretty terrible. It's an easy platform to exploit," he said. Part of that, he went on, is because exploiting any iPhone application gives root access to the entire phone.

and SDK will only make it less secure and easier to exploit. root access and all

I'm going to buy a itouch tomorrow, and have been researching them for the past few days, this is icing on the cake. For another $99 bucks I could get the iphone and say I have a "iphone" but I would rather keep a phone and pda/multimedia device separate, in case say the mic on the iphone goes bad then I gotta replace the whole thing, and unlock the sim card or whatever all over again.

All I really want is Flash capabilities in the Safari browser. This is the main reason why I don't really want to buy an iPod touch yet; I'm afraid that this capability will only be featured in a whole new product, not in a firmware update.

But anyway, I'm happy to see them releasing an SDK, even if it's going to take some time and should have been released simultaneously with their respective products.

I guess no one told Jobs about the vulnerabilities already discovered for the iPhone, SDK or not. Jokes aside though, are you happy with Apple's move?

I guess they aren't aiming towards actually breaking that off 100%ly.
They are trying not to deliver software that would make coding malicious code easier than it already is.

i find this move a smart step, especially since we will be able to see the iPod touch and iPhone even more as a personal computer in mini-size rather than just a PDA, smart phone, mobile entertaining device.

Glassed Silver:mac

how is it gogn to be different to every other phone on the market that already has SDK's, e.g. PDA's, smart phones, it is no different, they arent going to be 'more' like a PC than any other phone or PDA. they are basically just catching up to what the other phones can do, FINALLY, next they might even stick 3 G in ther and allow you to customise your ring tones, what a revolutionary idea that will be.

i wonder what your definition of a pda is then :s. Untill apple releases this sdk i don't see the ipod as a pda, after that, maybe... It all depends if the third party software needs to be signed by apple or not

(XerXis said @ #1.2)
i wonder what your definition of a pda is then :s. Untill apple releases this sdk i don't see the ipod as a pda, after that, maybe... It all depends if the third party software needs to be signed by apple or not

Apple are intending the device to be more iPod like than PC or PDA, this will involve a lot of digital signing and such to prevent malware and hacking (ie trying to unlock the phone).