At Apple’s software development kit release event today, there were plenty of details and lots of good news. Here are the highlights:
The SDK itself
- You need Mac OS X Leopard
- It only runs on An Intel-based Mac
- It features a modified version of Xcode
- It is free, but the fee to set-up a application distribution chain will set you back $99 (one time fee).
Applications that will be allowed and/or restricted:
- Applications that allow unlocking or are distributable outside of iTunes.
- No obscene or pornographic content
- No bandwidth hungry applications
- VOIP over WiFi will be accepted
Also announced was a heavily loaded iPhone firmware 2.0 which is due to be released in June. 2.0 firmware will feature enterprise features, Microsoft Exchange support, 3rd party application support, email mass delete and many other unannounced features. Does this imply that my long-awaited 3G iPhone 2.0 will also come out in June?
We shall see…