Apple Promises iPhone SDK

A note from Steve Jobs was posted to Apple’s hot news page today. In it, he promises that an SDK for the iPhone will be available in February. He proclaims:

With our revolutionary multi-touch interface, powerful hardware and advanced software architecture, we believe we have created the best mobile platform ever for developers.

Developers everywhere agree with that sentiment, and are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the development kit. Currently, developers can only write applications that target the mobile version of Safari. The SDK will provide much more powerful capabilities, allowing software to be created that runs natively on the device.

As an added bonus, the same SDK will also allow applications to be created for the iPod touch. Jobs announced that in his trademark “one more thing” style, with a postscript:

P.S.: The SDK will also allow developers to create applications for iPod touch.

Apple’s incredible mobile platform will now benefit from the innovation of third-party developers. I’m excited dig in and start experimenting myself.

P.S.: Can we please get an SDK for Apple TV?


Lonna Hanson
October 18, 2007 at 11:45 AM

I bet that is exciting for you. With your ability and interest in development, that sounds like just the thing for you. I am excited for the possibilities that presents.

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