Friday, March 7, 2008
iPhone's new SDK release is intimidating
So, the other day Apple announced big news for the iPhone. It was releasing the tools needed for anyone to create applications for the iPhone .. for free. It also is providing free hosting on iTunes for created software, with options of allowing those to make a profit on such distributed software. In essence, the iPhone went from just an iPod+phone to potentially an anything-you-want-it-to-be device.
This is intimidating news for many companies, from RIM to Nintendo to Microsoft, as the iPhone really can be competitive now in many markets. ie: Apple has announced the highly anticipated game, Spore, will make it onto the iPhone by the end of the year.
I still think the iPhone could use a small price drop though...