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Apple working with jailbreakers for legit SDK apps?

updated 01:35 pm EST, Fri February 15, 2008

Tiny Code waits for 1.1.4

In what appears to be a move on Apple's part to sway current iPhone and iPod touch jailbreak developers into becoming legit, Tiny Code announced that it would no longer be updating its iPhone Repo application. The developer said that due to a closer relationship with Apple, and use of the official software developers kit, it will abstain from creating software for jailbroken 1.1.3 iPhones. Supposedly Tiny Code will wait for the 1.1.4 firmware before introducing any more software.

A note on Tiny Code's website reads: " Tiny Code no longer produces fixes or applications for firmware 1.1.3.
We can't say much, but we are working with Apple and with their SDK for the next firmware release and SDK applications and we shouldn't be missed for long. We will no longer update our Installer.app repo for legality reasons and you should see us soon on iTunes."




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  1. sixcolors

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    q*****

    Sellout q*****

  1. coldfusion1970

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    great news

    I look forward to getting some great third party apps for my new 32gb iPod touch.

  1. Toyin

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Cool

    When I tried out installer.app in the past it was very smooth and professional.

    They aren't sell outs either. If their main purpose was to push apple to open the iPhone to 3rd party apps they've succeeded. Why not reap additional benefits at this point?

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    sixcolors...

    Lemme guess, sixcolors, you never donated to them -- yet, somehow, they are sellouts.

    I actually see this as a great development, to see them (and more) jumping on the SDK bandwagon. Seems to me that not only will the SDK be a fine thing, but distribution will (as expected) happen via iTunes.

    Good development, I say!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: sixcolors

    I actually see this as a great development, to see them (and more) jumping on the SDK bandwagon. Seems to me that not only will the SDK be a fine thing, but distribution will (as expected) happen via iTunes.

    Um, what is the difference? Wouldn't they have "jumped" on the SDK when it was released (whenever the h*** that will be)? Is there something about using the SDK vs. not using it that makes them oh-so-much-better now?

    Opening up the iPhone isn't having an SDK that only a few developers can use, who then must distribute their apps via iTunes. That's not open, that's perpetuating the Apple hold over content and control.

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    on becoming legit

    They were entirely legit before, and they will be entirely legit in their new role.

    The lesson here, is that companies like Apple don't have to lie and falsely manipulate people into believing that unlocking a phone that they purchased is illegal...when its not only legal, its specifically protected under the law...

    instead they can create a compelling environment for developers, and developers will naturally flock to the more compelling environment.

    Its carrot vs. stick. Carrot works....

    lying, manipulating, and promoting the entirely false idea that unlocking iphones is somehow not legit, was never necessary, didn't help...and people who promote those ideas, especially journalists, are sad...they don't check any facts, and they present ideas to their readers when they are not true.

  1. bhuot

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Apple never said that

    "The lesson here, is that companies like Apple don't have to lie and falsely manipulate people into believing that unlocking a phone that they purchased is illegal...when its not only legal, its specifically protected under the law..."

    It wasn't illegal and I don't remember Apple every saying so. What they said is they do not support those kind of modifications and if future updates break functionality, they are not responsible. You also can drive over your iPhone, but don't expect the warranty to cover it.

  1. Berko

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Tiny-Code now Apple's?

    Go to Tiny Code's website and you are now redirected to Apple's Developer site.

  1. Berko

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    More specifically

    More specifically, Apple's iPhone Developer site.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    q*****?

    Is this a derogatory remark or just a declaration of your ignorance and backwardness.

    Recommended viewing: For the Bible Tells Me So http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0912583/

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