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Engadget reports that Apple is going to be exercising pretty tight control over what apps are available for the iPhone. They’ll be distributed through iTunes and won’t have access to all features of the phone.
So those of you old enough to remember, think of this as Apple’s “1984” Macintosh commercial, only this time it’s Steve Job’s face on the big screen telling all the iPhone owner-drones in the audience what programs they can and cannot use on their iPhone. Ironic, no?
Furthermore, the long-awaited SDK that was supposed to be released by today will not be released today, nor will it be feature-complete. It will be a beta, with the real SDK coming in June.
So, kick back, sign up for a monthly subscription to iPocketBible, and maybe this summer we’ll see what’s up with native apps for the iPhone.