Engadget IPhone does not allow third party apps!
Still early to confirm, but???
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Being able to connect to VPNs and Exchange servers, and being able to read Office documents are going to be essential for this phone, one way or the other. Whether Apple writes these items themselves, partners with Microsoft or someone else to write them, or opens up the development to any company who wants to have at it—one of those three things is going to happen eventually.
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'Noted analyst and Engadget pal Michael Gartenberg stated that the iPhone is first party software ONLY -- i.e. not a smartphone by conventional terms, being that a smartphone is a platform device that allows software to be installed.'
Hardly an official announcement and not the most illuminating of articles. If he's such a pal why not ask him how he knows this? Inside info or a dodgy conclusion based on there being no 3rd party app icons on the home screen?
If it's true though I find myself agreeing with surur
Mini OS X
The question on the minds of many developers now that this new stripped down version of OS X will be made available is... can I develop applications for it? So far, the answer has been "no comment" from Apple. However, an interesting note is that the iPhone's display is extremely high-resolution (160 ppi). At WWDC 2006, Apple told developers to begin making their applications "resolution independent," a fact that may come to bear should Apple decide to distribute a software development kit.
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The iPod did not have 3rd party accessories from day one and I doubt very many of you had a first gen iPod. I myself only had a 2nd gen iPod, but I'm sure Apple Inc. =P will put all the lessons learned from every generation of the iPod into the iPhone.
- 01-10-2007, 03:22 PM #20'Noted analyst and Engadget pal Michael Gartenberg stated that the iPhone is first party software ONLY -- i.e. not a smartphone by conventional terms, being that a smartphone is a platform device that allows software to be installed.'
- 01-10-2007, 10:51 PM #21
It's been confirmed by Apple-closed OS.
When we got our sweaty palms on the iPhone, we weren't allowed to take photos for our usual gallery. But we got a Q&A with Apple's VP of Applications, Eddie Cue, and Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller. (Otherwise known as the guy who does iSight convos with Steve-O at every Apple event.)
Here are some details that were left out of the Keynote.
The OS: It isn't OS X proper, as you'd expect. And like an iPod, it won't be an open system that people can develop for. Remember, this is both an iPod and a Phone.
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For me, Its either OS X or is not OS X. The same way Windows CE/Pocket PC etc is not Desktop Windows. From these comments, its clearly not OS X and therefore not suitable for power users, this phone promised so much but is just a glorified Ipod. Im not interested in it in this form.
- 01-11-2007, 02:00 PM #24
Just read this off of a newsweek interview with Steve Jobs....
"Jobs says we can expect more apps on the phone by the time it ships in June. (For instance, one might expect the iPhone to allow users to view Word documents, something that the prototype doesn’t do today.)"
"Jobs say, “There’s no reason we couldn’t have iChat on here.”"
- 01-11-2007, 08:24 PM #25
Heres another interview with Steve Jobs where he is directly asked about 3rd party apps....
“These are devices that need to work, and you can’t do that if you load any software on them,” he said. “That doesn’t mean there’s not going to be software to buy that you can load on them coming from us. It doesn’t mean we have to write it all, but it means it has to be more of a controlled environment.”