Back in the day, His Steveness mentioned that the iPhone wouldn’t have support for third-party apps. He said it was an issue of security and usability, but since the apps aped OS X’s built-in Widgets, which actively encourages third-party development, it seems like BS.
At the D Conference earlier today, Steve changed his tune, saying later in the year Apple would probably open up the iphone to third party developers. This is fantastic news, as it takes the iPhone from being a pretty Blackberry with an iPod inside to another level, that of a true smartphone.
Only now, after hearing the news, do I totally want an iPhone. Gimmit.
Official: Third Party iPhone Apps Later This Year [The Gizzah]
stolen from courtesy of Greg Flurry.