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Old Mar 6, 2008, 02:21 PM   #1
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Apple Releases iPhone SDK, Demos Spore, Instant Messaging



During the iPhone SDK event today, Apple announced that they would be releasing to developers the same APIs and Tools that they use to create iPhone apps.

Based on existing Mac OS X technologies, the SDK provides a robust package of tools for developers to use to develop iPhone native applications. The SDK is broken down into the following sets:

Cocoa Touch - Multi-touch events, Multi-touch controls, Acceleromter, View Hierarchy, Localization, Alerts, Web View, People Picker, Image Picker, Camera
Media - Core Audio, OpenAL, Audio Mixing, Audio Recording, Video Playback, JPG, PNG, TIFF, PDS Quartz, Core Animation, Embedded OpenGL
Core Services - Collections, Address Book, Networking, File access, SQLite, Core Location, Net Services Threading, Preferences, URL utilities
Core OS - OS X Kernel, BSD TCP/IP, Sockets, Power Management, Keychain, Certificates, File System, Lib System, Security, Bonjour

A software iPhone emulator for Mac OS X is provided to help with development.

Apple wrote a couple of quick demo apps, and also invited software developers to try to see what they could come up with in 2 weeks. EA demoed Spore for the iPhone, with 18 levels, an editor and accelerometer controls.

Also demoed:

- Epocrates - popular drug reference application for physicians.
- Salesforce.com
- AOL AIM (instant messaging client)
- SEGA's Super Monkey Ball

Native iPhone apps will be distributed through the iTunes App Store, with wireless downloads. Developers pick the price, and get 70% of revenue. The 70% will be paid out to developers monthly, and there are no other fees. The iTunes App Store will handle over the air updates to your applications. Developers of free applications will not be charged for Apple to deliver their applications through iTunes.

All this will come with the iPhone 2.0 update, in beta today going to thousands of developers. Customers will get it in June as a free software update to iPhone users. Meanwhile, iPod Touch users will be charged a small fee due to accounting issues.

The SDK will be available for free public download today.



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Old Mar 6, 2008, 02:24 PM   #2
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Everything about this sounds fantastic, except perhaps the June release. But hell, it's something to look forward to.

Grats to Apple for knocking this one out of the park.
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Old Mar 6, 2008, 02:24 PM   #3
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No iPhone 2.0 until LATE JUNE! I thought that they would release something for their customers today! This officially sucks!
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Old Mar 6, 2008, 02:24 PM   #4
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Question: is iPhone development Leopard/Xcode3-only, or will it work on Tiger/Xcode2? Anyway, AWESOME developments, I'm really excited about developing for iPhone now! They really packed so much in there, it's impressive, on the surface at least.
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Well...it wasn't what I expected. No sling media. No app store till June. Yea, they should of just waited until wwdc.
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Old Mar 6, 2008, 02:24 PM   #6
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JUNE??? AHhhhhhhhhhh
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Old Mar 6, 2008, 02:24 PM   #7
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When is the SDK live?
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Old Mar 6, 2008, 02:24 PM   #8
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June!?!?!?!
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Old Mar 6, 2008, 02:26 PM   #9
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people are going to have to live with installer and a few good apps til June
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Old Mar 6, 2008, 02:26 PM   #10
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Well...it wasn't what I expected. No sling media. No app store till June. Yea, they should of just waited until wwdc.
I'm very glad they announced it today - I couldn't stand three more months of continual rumours surrounding it.
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Old Mar 6, 2008, 02:26 PM   #11
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3 months of jailbreaking (and knowing Apple's track record of late, make that 4), here i come
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Old Mar 6, 2008, 02:27 PM   #12
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its only 3 months, calm down everyone. Perhaps the launch of 2.0 will coincide with 3G iPhone as well.
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I'm very glad they announced it today - I couldn't stand three more months of continual rumours surrounding it.
Seriously. And now we have a date to look forward to. It's like Christmas.
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Old Mar 6, 2008, 02:27 PM   #14
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June?! Ughhhh
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When is the SDK live?
Jobs said it would be available about an hour after the event.
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developer.apple.com is DOWN!
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Old Mar 6, 2008, 02:27 PM   #17
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I guess that's why the aptly named it a 'roadmap'.

It's not an actual release/launch.

Sounds really awesome though! I can't wait to have AIM without having be on a web app.
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Old Mar 6, 2008, 02:27 PM   #18
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new phone

when they talked about enterprise didnt they say this would be built into the phone, now they r saying that this will come out in june 1 yr anniversay of the iday. is it possible theres a new phone.
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Old Mar 6, 2008, 02:28 PM   #19
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And Touch owners are getting screwed again since they will have to pay for the update!

That sucks.
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Old Mar 6, 2008, 02:28 PM   #20
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Mac only sdk *sobs*
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So basically devs have to sit around with their apps for 3 months (or from the time they finish it to "late-June")?
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The Enterprise Apps are great!

I can wait till June if it's going to be more solid.

I wonder if we'll see 3G before then or coincide with the release

All in All, Apple's done well.

Going to be a big step for them into the enterprise world!

Ohh, just got a memo down from the boss.

Meeting in 30 minutes about iphone deployment to the enterprise.

Gotta Go!
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Old Mar 6, 2008, 02:28 PM   #23
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At least we know when it's coming, and won't have to listen to months of speculation and false rumors. This is very un Apple like

I'm excited for the update, even if I have to pay for it on my iPod Touch, the last update was well worth the $20 to me.
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Old Mar 6, 2008, 02:28 PM   #24
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So do we have to wait until June for apps to start showing up?

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Old Mar 6, 2008, 02:28 PM   #25
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Another "Accounting Charge"

They think we are idiots. If it worked one, they do it again. They are back with the accounting charge crap for the iPod touch owners ...
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