John Paczkowski

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So Who's Working on Skype for iPhone? Anyone?

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We are excited about creating a vibrant third-party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new applications for our users.”

Though the firmware update that disabled third-party iPhone applications and bricked iPhones uncoupled from AT&T’s network might have led you to think otherwise, Apple is actually excited about the prospect of a third-party developer community for the iPhone. So much so that it’s planning to release an official SDK (software development kit) for the device.

In a letter posted on Apple’s Web site this morning, CEO Steve Jobs said the company will release an iPhone SDK early next year. “Let me just say it: We want native third-party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February,” Jobs wrote. “We are excited about creating a vibrant third-party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new applications for our users.”

Jobs offered few other concrete details beyond that, but an Apple-sanctioned kit, even a limited one, will likely be embraced by a developer community that’s created scores of applications for the device despite Apple’s best efforts to stop them.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik