Wednesday, October 17, 2007

San Jose Mercury News - Apple to release kit in February for people to create third-party applications for iPhone

A major item off the iPhone if-only list

In an apparent about-face, Apple Inc. will allow third-party applications to work directly on the iPhone, Chief Executive Steve Jobs said in a posting on the company's Web site Wednesday.

Apple infuriated developers and some iPhone users when it issued a software update Sept. 27 that disabled unofficial programs installed on the handsets.

Until Wednesday, Apple had tried to control which applications consumers had on their iPhones.

San Jose Mercury News - Apple to release kit in February for people to create third-party applications for iPhone

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