Friday, January 12th 2007

Steve Jobs: iPhone will not allow people to install third party applications

In an interview with the CEO of Apple, found here, Steve Jobs explains that the iPhone will not have any third-party applications. While the iPhone uses a copy of Mac OS X, Steve Jobs made sure that users could not install custom content for several reasons. The first is profit. Steve having complete control of what can and cannot go on the iPhone means that things like ringtones and songs have to be allowed by Apple to go on the iPhone (various premiums might be charged). The second and hopefully more important reason is security. If the iPhone could accept third-party or homemade applications, it could potentially be used to take down AT&T (service provider for iPhone). Finally, the iPhone is limited for the same reason iPods are: Macintosh sells products that they know work, and want them to stay in working condition for as long as possible.Source: The Inquirer
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33 Comments on Steve Jobs: iPhone will not allow people to install third party applications

#1
lemonadesoda
As for not carrying a cell phone... Do you work full time? Probably not.
If you WANT TO work full time, you need to turn off the mobile... or throw it away. (depending on your job, and if you are the BOSS or just a little prawn)
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#2
Steevo
Dippyskoodlez said:
There are some people that are ZOMG IPOD! I R KEWL!

But in general, people buy them because they are nice gadgets. I never bought a windows media based mp3 player. Why? interfaces are useless, and have crap for software.

The Ipod fits many needs.

Only time will tell if the phone, can too.

As for not carrying a cell phone... Do you work full time? Probably not.
During our winter hours I work on average 45 hours a week, and during summer about 60. And that will probably go up.


I used to carry two cells, mine and work, and one morning while I was sitting in a nice restaurant having coffee, they BOTH started ringing. People started looking over at me, and as soon as I got off the first phone and called back the second person, the first one went off again.



I gave my cell back then, and left the other one at home untill it was needed for work.


I have built houses that cost into the millions, been supervisor over 8 people direcly not counting the sub contractors and homeowners, going over plans, helping with the bid process, and drawing, and all by the time I was 20.


I no longer care for it, I am 26 and make less, but have more free time and fewer responsibilitys except my family and the occasional issue.
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#3
Carcenomy
The one thing that disturbs me about the iPod itself is actually the software... most iPod owners I've met aren't running iTunes under OS X, they're running it under Windows. And that's not a platform it thrives on. However, alternatives such as Red Chair Software's Anapod Explorer exist and if that's not enough, there's always Rockbox. Personally, I'm too lazy for having a seperate app to sync my player, which is why I have a cheap little 128Mb Creative MuVo. *shrug* whatever rings your bell I suppose :)

Funny that the PS3 AND ASUS have been mentioned though, ASUS build the PCBs for Sony *chuckle*

The iPhone is not sounding quite as... well... spectacular as some have been making it out though. I sure won't be lining up to replace the old Nokia any time soon.
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#6
niko084
zekrahminator said:
I think you don't know what I mean by "no install third party apps". This means that Steve Jobs and Cingulair have to approve the applications that users can shove on their iPhone, to prevent security issues. Like I said in the newspost, to keep things secure.
If it included Coco you can't stop third party.... You can program it yourself.... And anytime they write something to stop it from happening, someone comes up with a way to undo that anyways...

My phone I'll do as I please :p
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#7
hat
Enthusiast
damn, wont be able to overclock my iPhone
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#8
Dippyskoodlez
lemonadesoda said:
If you WANT TO work full time, you need to turn off the mobile... or throw it away. (depending on your job, and if you are the BOSS or just a little prawn)
There are some professions... such as say, IT admin, that require you to ALWAYS have a VERY rapid form of communication. Either pager, or cell phone.

An hour of downtime can mean MILLIONS. :eek:
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