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Why Apple keeps its iPhone 2.0 SDK under NDA

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Apple’s insistence on keeping iPhone 2.0 development under strict non disclosure agreements is frustrating efforts in the development community to share ideas, teach classes on iPhone development, and print reference books on the subject.

Why Apple keeps its iPhone 2.0 SDK under NDA
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August 28, 2008   4 Comments

The Inside Deets on iPhone 2.0.2 and Dropped Calls

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Daniel Eran Dilger
The mysteriously terse synopsis of the improvements made in iPhone 2.0.2, listed only as “bug fixes,” didn’t shed much light on why Apple’s Jennifer Bowcock could tell USAToday that “the software update improves communication with 3G networks.” However, our source close to AT&T helped illuminate why the update was necessary, what the problem was, and why the update didn’t immediately impact users equally.
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August 28, 2008   64 Comments

Why Apple Plays God with the iPhone SDK

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Daniel Eran Dilger
AppleInsider’s article “Developers question why Apple keeps its iPhone 2.0 SDK under NDA” presented several reasons why developers are frustrated with Apple’s tight control over the iPhone platform. Another facet behind Apple wanting to maintain a centralized position of control over iPhone development, where developers are bound by NDA to interface only with Apple but not each other, is to head off tangent hacks that might complicate Apple’s ability to lead its platform in the direction it wants.
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August 28, 2008   16 Comments