OS 4.0: Apple applies the pressure

One of the highlights of the Apple iPhone is the large amount of apps available to it, that allows the phone to be modified and tweaked and its facilities extended.


With the announcement, by the company, of the new OS 4.0 for the iPhone, Apple has also revealed that the associated SDK is available to developers. With that, however, Apple has also restricted developers, stopping them introducing cross platform third party programs into the iPhone app arena – most specifically, the Adobe iPhone compiler in Flash CS5. This popular utility has been widely used by iPhone developers.

Some developers have declared that these punitive measures now make the iPhone a less attractive proposition as a development platform. However, Apple’s Steve Job reacted with, “We've been there before, and intermediate layers between the platform and the developer ultimately produces sub-standard apps and hinders the progress of the platform.”

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