Friday, November 24, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Websites Track Everything You Do, Researchers Found
Atomic Switches Pave The Way For Neuromorphic Chipsets
Samsung to Showcase Large Micro LED TV at CES: report
Samsung Foundry in Advanced Discussions With New Customers for 7nm Chips
Tesla Finished Installing the World's Largest Mega-battery in Australia Within 100 Days
Apple Applies for Patent on Foldable Display
HP Patches Code execution Bug in Enterprise Printers
YouTube Takes More Steps to Tackle Down Videos Inappropriate for Minors
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Mobiles > Apple t...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, October 18, 2007
Apple to Allow Outside Applications on iPhone


Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said on Wednesday that outside developers will be allowed to create programs for the iPhone, changing a policy that had angered many.

Blocking outsiders from making programs that would run easily on the iPhone has been one of a series of restrictions that have annoyed users, even leading to some lawsuits.

Jobs, in comments on Apple's Web site, said a kit for developers still will not be available until February, as the company works out how to open up the phone without exposing it to malicious programs.

"We think a few months of patience now will be rewarded by many years of great third party applications running on safe and reliable iPhones," Jobs wrote in Apple's web site.

Developers have tried to open up the iPhone for use in the United States on networks beyond Apple's U.S. partner, AT&T , though Apple has blocked many such moves. Spokeswoman Natalie Kerris said Apple has not changed its policy on locking the phone to other networks.

But until now, Apple also had stopped software engineers from creating whatever they wanted to run on the iPhone, without delivering them through the iPhone's Web browser.

Many applications have been created for use on those terms, but consumers and software makers have seen that as an extra layer of rules and technology that was unnecessary and throttled innovation.

Under the new policy, applications will be allowed to run in so-called native mode.

Jobs said he expects malicious developers to focus on the iPhone. "Since the iPhone is the most advanced phone ever, it will be a highly visible target," he said.

Apple could require a digital signature for programs to authenticate their developer, he added, referring to a system that he said mobile phone maker Nokia is implementing.

While this makes such a phone less than "totally open, we believe it is a step in the right direction," Jobs said.

"We think a few months of patience now will be rewarded by many years of great third party applications running on safe and reliable iPhones," Jobs added.

Unlocked iPhone in France

In related news mobile operator Orange is expected to begin selling an unlocked iPhone in France next month. This is due to a French law that prohibits exclusively bundling a handset with a wireless carrier.

The unlocked iPhone is expected to cost more that €399.

iTunes Plus for 99 Cents

Apple also announced that it has expanded its iTunes Plus offering to over two million tracks and lowered the price of all iTunes Plus tracks to just 99 cents. All iTunes Plus tracks feature DRM-free music with 256 kbps AAC encoding.


Previous
Next
Sony NEC Optiarc Introduces Slimline Blu-ray Disc Combo Drive        All News        Nokia Unveils N810 Internet Tablet
Fujitsu and Vivante to Co-Develop Embedded System LSI for Mobile Devices     Mobiles News      Nokia Unveils N810 Internet Tablet

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Apple Confirms Student Personnel Worked Overtime For Hon Hai on iPhone X plant
Apple Paper Confirms Self-driving Vehicle Research
Korean Authorities to Investigate iPhone 8's Swelling Battery Report
U.S. Trade Commission Investigating Apple
Apple Retakes the Lead in the Wearable Band Market in Q3 2017
Next AR-focused iPhone Could Have Rear-Facing 3-D Sensor
Apple to Reportedly Replace iPhone X Devices With Screen Defects
iPhone X's Screen Doesn't Like The Cold
Apple's Clips introduces Selfie Scenes for 360-degree selfies on iPhone X
Apple's iPhone Costs $360 to Make, Retails for $999
Apple Defends its Tax Payment Policy
Supreme Court Rejects Samsung Appeal in Apple Patent Case

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .