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Apple Drops iPhone Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

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  1. macrumors bot



    Apple has announced that they have dropped the iPhone Non-Disclosure Agreement for released iPhone software.
    Apple is expected to release a new version of the NDA next week which will still cover unreleased software and features. This move should open up discussion between developers as well as publication of books on the iPhone SDK. Both activities have been limited due to the continuation of the non-disclosure agreement.

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  2. macrumors 65816


    This seems fair. Good job, Apple.
  3. macrumors 6502


    if it makes for better innovation and better apps... thats great
  4. macrumors 68020


    Sounds good, this is something people have been complaining about. I hope it allows for more interest in iPhone development.
  5. macrumors member


    Glad to see that they're actually listening to people's feedback. That can only be a step in the right direction.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    This is amazingly good news! I think this is the first article on Macrumors I have bothered to even vote for it to be Positive or Negative.
  7. macrumors member

    Well then, I guess I will be purchasing a new MBP once the redesign is released to start developing iPHONE apps.

    Now just fix that damn nvidia issue.
  8. macrumors member

    Way to go Apple.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Its interesting the reason they implemented the NDA, but nevertheless, I guess its a good thing.
  10. macrumors member

    this I wonderful news and it's about time!!!!
  11. xix
    macrumors member

    "It has happened before"

    Sure has, don't forget it. This is extremely good news and very exciting.
  12. macrumors 68000

    wow...pretty big development here.....

    apple doesnt want any more negative backlash from andriod and the whole concept of "openess" when it comes to mobile platforms.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    This is great news.

    I may be cynical, but I hope they aren't going to use this as a smoke screen for the issues regarding App Store rejection. Once that is cleared up things will be full steam ahead.
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  15. macrumors member

    I hope this means we'll be seeing a port of Adium for the iPhone soon.
  16. macrumors 6502a


    Finally.....the chains have been released!
  17. macrumors 6502a


    Awesome! I've been trying to get by on Mac OS X Programming books + some iPhone Developer documents released by Apple alone, and I'm not advanced enough in my programming to do some of the things I'd like to. Hopefully a nice iPhone Dev book will be released by the likes of O'Reilly soon...
  18. macrumors 603


    Now all the training courses can begin!
  19. macrumors 68000


    So how does this stop them from arbitrarily preventing apps from appearing in the store?

    Nice bit of backtracking though.
  20. macrumors newbie

    definitely a step in the right direction.

    Though they've reserved the right to squash any public complaints about being stopped by the sometimes finicky review process.
  21. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    I think that means unreleased Apple software... like Firmware 2.2.

  22. macrumors 65816


    A nice development for developers ;)
  23. macrumors regular


    Very cool. Now I can steal..oops learn from others...a lot easier. :)
  24. macrumors regular

    Thanks Apple! Great news, as it'll now allow much easier communication amongst developers.
  25. Moderator emeritus


    Finally. Good for developers.

    Thank you Apple.

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