WWDC: iPhone Release Time, Developer Access

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced at the end of the WWDC keynote that the iPhone would be released on June 29th at 6pm at AT&T Wireless and Apple Stores in the United States.

    Also announced was that Apple was making it possible for developers to write small, Widget-like programs for the iPhone. A demonstration was given showing a corporate LDAP directory lookup application. All such applications will run within Safari to maintain the security of the iPhone.

    The New York Times had previously reported that a developers kit would be forthcoming.

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  2. Rojo macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2006
  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    Hopefully Apple can find a good and fair balance between letting developers have access to the iPhone while still retaining and ensuring quality control with the device.
  4. zwida macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2001
    Yeah, they've done this before with other product launches. The stores will have lines out front that will start to be let into the store at 6 (in whatever time zone...).
  5. Ptpiz macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2003

    Wow.. they really let iPhone wanters down on this keynote...

    I mean c'mon... 6pm? No announcement of a new app, no flash announcement, not even some freakin pricing plans!?

    This is really disappointing, it better happen soon...
  6. TheNumberOneFan macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2007
    and commence the bitching about...

    well, everything
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    Steve Jobs spent an etire keynote reviewing the iPhone last time, he wasn't about to spend a ton of time on it again in this one. The information will be released soon, it's not like it had to be released at this specific keynote. :rolleyes: Patience is a virtue, just calm down and all will be well. :cool:
  8. Asar macrumors regular

    May 29, 2006
    the entire keynote was disappointing. whats up with steve just recapping stuff from a year ago? c'mon steve! :(
  9. jhood077 macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2007
    how easy do you guys think it will be to buy the phone off the apple store online because i cant wait in line cause i have school?:confused:
  10. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    that's what i was wondering
  11. Kevin_B macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2002
    Great. Now, instead of getting in line at 4am and buying the iPhone before work, I'll have to take a whole day off of work if I want to get one of the stupid things before they sell out. :(
  12. mrowl macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2007
    Texas, USA
    like I said in the iphone forum, the at&t stores around here close at 7, but probably not that day.
  13. dagrouch macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2007

    Overall, a very uninspiring keynote, as Apple keynotes go.

    Developers have access to the iPhone via Web 2.0 and AJAX, but it wasn't explained how to get a widget icon onto the main menu, or was it? Seems like users would have to launch a Safari session and follow a bookmark to a site. Maybe the site I was following just wasn't explaining properly.

    There's only so much you can do via a web interface. Plus, why would one develop a commercial app for the iPhone when the code can be easily replicated.

    I'm very disappointed with Leopard's so-called secret features. Steve demo'd things that we've already seen demos of. So what was new? 64 bit? Stacks? Safari for Windows? New finder layout? Guess Sun was wrong about zfs.

    Quick look seems pretty useful but reflective dock? I can't see why that was spotlighted during the keynote.

    Amazing how the hype machine built up our expectations. Apple stock was up all morning but shortly after the end of the keynote it started dropping about 3%.

    However, I still think Leopard is worth the upgrade based on Time Machine alone. And I still want an iPhone.
  14. DTphonehome macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2003
    Web 2.0 + AJAX apps???? Steve, I ***** hate you, I'm down $12k today because the market is obviously very unimpressed with this half-assed (nay, quarter-assed) third-party development option.
  15. ISMPlus macrumors regular


    May 25, 2007

    Why is all this relevant to developers???
  16. zgh1999 macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2007
    I just lost a couple of grand on Apple today.

    the Keynote was completely under-whelming.

    WTF happened?!

    Jesus. Really...I am disappointed.
  17. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    Um, yeah, the stock tanked a while ago now actually. I was watching it live during the keynote and popped in for a quick trade. In and out in a couple minutes, paid for my copy of Leopard and then some... :p ;) :cool:
  18. sishaw macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2005
    It sounds like writing these small, web-based apps for the iPhone will be within reach of not just professional developers, but even users familiar with web standards...am I missing something? Why does no one but me think this is pretty cool?
  19. ruckus macrumors regular


    Oct 19, 2005
    anyone else disapointed with "solution for developers"?

    Web 2.0 and AJAX? That is the solution? C'mon. That is just lame. If that is all you've got then I'm very disappointed. Guess its more of a phone than a smart phone. Looks like I won't be camping out for one.
  20. iPoodOverZune macrumors regular


    Jan 13, 2007
    What a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT? I am still wondering why I wasted half a day in anticipation and watching it.:mad:
  21. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    An excellent first step. Doesn't mean it will be the last.

    Flexibility and power with maximum security and minimum risk of crashing your phone? Sounds good to me. I've seen the horror stories of uncontrolled 3rd-party development causing crashes on other "smart" phones. A phone that... crashes? No thanks.

    Now, I DO appreciate the benefits of that kind of free-for-all, but Apple's compromise here has undeniable benefits as well.
  22. DTphonehome macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2003
    Myabe useful for teeny little apps that you use rarely, but even then you need to have a server and bandwidth to host that app for all your users. And if it becomes popular, you're stuck footing the bill for massive traffic. Plus, you can't develop huge, fast programs if you're dependent on a 2.5g web connection. This is super lame.
  23. aLoC macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2006
    I've taken this approach to development before. Set up a bunch of local XML web services (on the same machine), and then do the client in the browser.

    Well the end result is surprisingly good, but still not up to the standards of a proper GUI framework. And the code ends up being harder to maintain because of all the Javascript. I'm sorry to see Apple heading down this road.
  24. ruckus macrumors regular


    Oct 19, 2005
    Its fine, but not the "end all solution". I want power. The ability to write applications compiled for the architecture. I'd even take java, which is very secure and has been running on portable devices for years. This power could be utilized for games and all kinds of interesting things...

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