iPhone SDK... Noob Question... (:

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  1. icy-macpro macrumors member

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    I was wondering is this a redesign of the iphone?
    or just a firmware update?

    Im planning to get the iphone 16gb tomm.
    Should I wait? & even if the iphone SDK is released at the end of the month will it be available for non developers like me?

    Inputs please. =)
     
  2. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    it's neither... its a kit to help developers make apps for the iphone..

    Apple, though, will release a new firmware in conjunction with this to allow users to run and install the apps...
     
  3. icy-macpro thread starter macrumors member

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    So that means the SDK iphone that is supposdly to be released at the end of the month is not a " NEW IPHONE" just the same iphone with a ..?

    or is it a redesigned iphone?
     
  4. icy-macpro thread starter macrumors member

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    & when u say "kit" what do you mean? ,like same iphone with a open GUI ?
    & will this avali, us customers like me?
     
  5. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    a kit, being information that devs can use to create applications ... how to code their apps and that kind of thing ...

    most consumers will never see this, and it's only a big deal because there will be 3rd party apps made for the iphone... .. for the CURRENT iphone.. and these apps will be available to everyone (free or not, who knows...)
     
  6. icy-macpro thread starter macrumors member

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    LOL, wow thanks so much. This cleared up my understanding :)

    So i guess you suggest I should go ahead with a 16gb iphone?
     
  7. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    ya, I would get it.... There are rumors of the 3g iphone coming out later this year (my guess would be early fall), but if you don't care about that, then i wouldn't wait....
     
  8. icy-macpro thread starter macrumors member

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    yah i read about that, 3g? so that would be video calling right?
     
  9. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    no.... its:

    1) a faster speed data connection (for internet and stuff like that)
    2) allows you to use the data and voice at the same time

    eventually, it could be used for video calling, but that would require new hardware and stuff....
     
  10. icy-macpro thread starter macrumors member

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    LOL ohh thanks alot sir. you have answered alot of my questions, =P & i think my motorola v3x has 3G =) haha iPhone will be my iPod and just Phone. =P

    & out of curiosity do you know anything about how to setup a US itunes account in canada? (for apple tv take 2 - movie rentals)
     
  11. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    yes, you moto v3x has 3G, but I don't know if you service provides in (in which case, it would revert back to edge, or what ever you do have)..

    and no, i don't... i just deal with the legit stuff ;)
     
  12. Check 6 macrumors regular

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    OK what is "SDK" , which I'm sure I have heard the term before. About to change from the Blackberry to the Iphone... bought my wife an Iphone last week and while reluctant at first she now loves it. After all a Grandmother can never have too many pictures of the grandkids.
     
  13. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    software development kit .... and what it does is already laid out for you in this thread
     
  14. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Other AT&T phones with 3G can do that now, or at least half way: one person can send video while talking to the other. Good for vacations, concerts, showing what you're looking at in town, etc.

    When Jobs first announced the iPhone, calling it a breakthrough device, I was hoping he'd say it had video calling. That would be a breakthrough.
     

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