Apple Puts iPhone SDK On The Map

by Karthik on February 29, 2008 · 2 comments

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If there is one wish that Steve Jobs hasn’t fulfilled of the iPhone users worldwide, that is the SDK. Looks like the wait is finally over. Apple has sent out invitations for an event on March 6th, and it plans to unveil the iPhone Software Roadmap and probably talk about some exciting enterprise features. Nothing is known as to what to Apple’s plans for the SDK are, so we will get to know everything on March 6th.

Looking at the roadmap I feel that the real SDK will not be available on March 6th. In my opinion on March 6th Apple will demo some enterprise stuff and talk about the SDK. The SDK will not be released on that day, which means the SDK is still not ready. When the SDK finally becomes available Apple would push a Software Update and make all iPhone’s automagically work with the 3rd party apps.

Sounds cool right? But I wonder how Apple plans to solve the Viruses and Malware problem. iPhone is a very popular device, and am sure Hackers everywhere would be trying to find vulnerabilities in the SDK. Here is what Steve Jobs said when he first mentioned the SDK :

It will take until February to release an SDK because we’re 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. This is no easy task.

We are working on an advanced system which will offer developers broad access to natively program the iPhone’s amazing software platform while at the same time protecting users from malicious programs.

I wonder if iPod Touch would get the SDK too.. I think it will be paid upgrade for the iPod Touch users, so all you guys out there with an iPod touch keep some cash ready for the SDK goodness.

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Avinash March 2, 2008 at 5:43 am

hey man can i know what is sdk?

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Mike R. March 2, 2008 at 7:43 am

Software Developement Kit.

This will allow programmers to create software for the iPhone

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