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June 2017 Giveaway

Apple: Third Party Apps Good to Go on iPhone

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, didn’t want to mince words, so he said it in black and white on the company’s web site for all the world to see: “We want native third-party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February.” Apple seems to be expecting iPhone to be the 21st century equivalent of the original Mac – revolutionary and evolutionary. Thus a vibrant third-party developer community around the iPhone with hundreds of new applications for users is potentially one of the year’s hottest stories (it made all the major cable news networks last Wednesday night). Why February? According to Jobs, this is a result of the company 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. That’s a major (but necessary) undertaking since the iPhone is unquestionably a highly visible target (don’t these people have anything better to do with their lives besides hassling the rest of us?).

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