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Third-Party Party Apps Coming To iPhone Finally?

Apple to Finally Open iPhone to 3rd Party Apps?

We've been promised this before, and we're not really sure that the rumors are any more reliable this time around, but here goes: Sources are telling Business Week that Apple plans to open up the iPhone to third-party applications.

Currently, running third-party apps on the iPhone is a complex and dangerous operation that can render your iPhone completely useless.

The sources presented few details, but expect that the developer kit will be revealed at the MacWorld Expo on January 15. The belief is the delay has less to do with purposely frustrating developers and more to do with the release of Leopard, which many believe will enable more powerful features on the iPhone.

One thing is for sure, Apple will not just hand over a developer kit to anyone who asks. Expect the list of developers, at least initially, to be very short. As for the rest of those hoping to build applications for the iPhone, we refer you to Job's previous message -- build a web app.

From Business Week

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