Tuesday, September 11, 2007

apple_iphone Gearlog's got a post online where Apple's head marketing guy, Greg Joswiak, lets the world know that while they won't support it, Apple also won't try to stop or break the iPhone app community's progress on getting new apps built and onto the iPhone. Then apparently they clarified a couple times and now say future updates probably will break native iPhone apps:

iPhone native application developers, take heart: Apple doesn't hate you. And now you have a whole new device to play with.

Updated 3:15 PM: Apple says "software updates will most likely break" native apps as they go forwards.

Updated 1:15 PM: I just got a call from Joswiak who wanted to make clear: "not hate" doesn't mean "like" or "support." I think I made that clear further down, but they said that some people may not be reading all the way down this piece. So to summarize: Apple will neither forbid nor support native code on the iPhone/Touch. They will not design software updates specifically to break native apps, but if the updates happen to break native apps or your native apps turn your iPhone into a rutabaga, don't go crying to Apple, 'cause it ain't their problem. Capiche?

Nice. I am off to install a few apps myself later today or tomorrow. First on deck is a RSS reader. And maybe a cool lightsaber application heh.

Coming soon: A list of cool iPhone resources I have been collecting as I investigate and search for stuff and chat with people I know.



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