First “True” 3rd Party iPhone App Developed by Hackers

Hackers have been hard at work on the iPhone since seconds after it was released. The video below, which I discovered via Gizmodo, shows the first truly native application for the iPhone. It is a Terminal emulator, which – by itself – isn’t terribly exciting, but the fact that they have managed to do this is very impressive.

The fact that this project is hosted at Google Code, and hasn’t been taken down, is a fairly good sign that Apple isn’t going to shoot these guy’s work down via a software update just yet. Who knows? Maybe an SDK is right around the corner…

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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