Saturday, August 25, 2007



I supported Apple's decision to not allow apps on the iPhone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iphone). I really did. It's a first-of-a-kind device for them, their first phone ever. It makes sense to work out the bugs first, then let developers in. Just one problem: it's running OS X (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS_X).

The iPhone may be running a stripped-down version of Apple's Mac operating system, but it's still OS X and it's still Unix-based (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix). There are programmers who literally have decades of experience with this type of environment. SDK (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sdk) or no, the slew of iPhone hacks out there proves the developers cannot be kept out.

Look Apple, you've released two bug patches for the iPhone. They have undone many of the hacks, but there's no stopping users from reinstalling them or hackers from writing more. It's time to officially let these guys in and treat their apps like welcomed additions, not like bugs to be stripped out.



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Time for that iPhone SDK


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