updated 09:30 am EDT, Thu July 3, 2008
Apple's App Store deadline
The deadline for apps meant to launch with the iTunes App Store is actually this coming Monday, Apple has announced. "To ensure your application can be considered for the exciting launch of the App Store," a message to iPhone developers now reads, "submit your application by 12pm PDT on 7 July." Business publication Silicon Alley Insider earlier cited an anonymous source as saying the date was June 30th, which would have given Apple 10 to 11 days to test and approve software.
To meet the July 7th deadline however, developers will need to have conducted their own final testing, using beta 8 of the iPhone 2.0 OS. The complete versions of the OS and SDK are expected to become available on or around the time of the iPhone 3G launch on July 11th.