Apple iPhone may get limited 3rd party software software

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 09 2007 @ 01:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
One of the bad things about the Apple iPhone is that the firm isn't allowing other software makers to develop applications for the phone. According to some rumours this may change soon but it doesn't really look that interesting as on other mobile platforms such as Windows Mobile:
Of course, the possibility we've been most anxious about is Apple eschewing the open platform philosophy and starting to vend only "certified' apps via iTunes -- which is what 9to5Mac is now rumoring to be the case, reporting that Cupertino has brought some former Sidekick platform developers into the fold in order to whip up a mobile app sales infrastructure for iTunes. What's more, the rumor has it things are already progressing along with EA porting games to the iPod touch and iPhone that very same closed-platform model which would leave Apple conveniently in control of app approval, distribution, and presumably pricing.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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