Alla surmuppar som misströstat kring Apple bara för att man inte släppt iPhone helt fri för tredjepartsapplikationer från start kan sluta gnälla. Steve Jobs har idag gett besked att Apple kommer att ge fullt stöd för utveckling av applikationer både till iPhone och iPod touch från och med februari 2008.

”It will take until February to release an SDK because we’re trying to do two diametrically opposed things at once—provide an advanced and open platform to developers while at the same time protect iPhone users from viruses, malware, privacy attacks, etc. This is no easy task. Some claim that viruses and malware are not a problem on mobile phones—this is simply not true. There have been serious viruses on other mobile phones already, including some that silently spread from phone to phone over the cell network. As our phones become more powerful, these malicious programs will become more dangerous. And since the iPhone is the most advanced phone ever, it will be a highly visible target.”