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RUMOR: 3rd Party iPhone SDK coming at WWDC…but probably not for everyone…

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iphone_sidebar_white2.gifGizmodo decided to grab a front page digg this morning by posting a “rumor” about an iPhone SDK coming at WWDC, apparently, based on the fact that Steve Jobs said 3rd Party applications would be coming to the iPhone later this year. Now, nevermind the fact that he told the same thing to Newsweek IN JANUARY … that’s right, even though people seem to really want to complain about NO 3rd party support for the iPhone, Jobs ALREADY said they would allow 3rd party Apps on the iPhone

Anyway…so yeah, like they’ve been saying THIS ENTIRE TIME….Apple will allow some 3rd party development…but I don’t think everyone should get excited that we’re all going to be able to build their own Apps for the iPhone just yet…or, well, ever really.

Apple doesn’t want this device running “homebrew” styled software on At&t’s network. Apple doesn’t want the thing crashing, and At&t probably doesn’t want it running Skype…so I would’t expect an SDK that everyone can get ahold of.

I think the best way we could ever hope to see the iPhone is like an Xbox360 or a PS3. 3rd Parties can come in and develop for it, but the folks sitting at home won’t be able to officially contribute…and some companies (again, I’m looking at you Skype) probably won’t be invited to the party…

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo is a stalwart in the tech journalism community, has been chronicling the ever-evolving world of Apple products and innovations for over a decade. As a Senior Author at Apple Gazette, Kokou combines a deep passion for technology with an innate ability to translate complex tech jargon into relatable insights for everyday users.

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