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iPhone developments by third parties cause security concern

Apple has announced that it will release a SDK for the iPhone to third-party developers by February 2008. This should dramatically increase the number of applications available for the device and the opportunities to create applications. However, this will make the device more open to anti-virus and malware attacks.

Apple has announced that it will release a SDK for the iPhone to third-party developers by February 2008. This should dramatically increase the number of applications available for the device and the opportunities to create applications.

However, this will make the device more open to anti-virus and malware attacks (CNET News.com).

An issue with the device is that it is tied to an individual network provider (BBC) in each country. This could cause issues if a company’s corporate mobile network account is with a different network provider.

This change may be an incentive for some people to switch from a Microsoft Windows Mobile device. Although this is well established with applications already developed, and multiple types of devices are available that range from mobile phones, pocket PCs, and PDAs.

Apple to open up iPhone software (BBC)

Apple’s Jobs says third-party iPhone apps coming in February 2008 (CNET News.com)

Will you be switching to the iPhone?

4 comments
stuart.pegg
stuart.pegg

My anti-virus doesn't attack my computer very often, why would it attack my phone?...

marks_262
marks_262

Will you now be switching to a iPhone device based on the software development being more open?

stuart.pegg
stuart.pegg

When a linux iPhone distro hits 1.0, I'll consider it. :)

bikingbill
bikingbill

I use a Mac at home, and Apple doesn't restrict my choice of network provider there. So they should allow network choice on the iPhone as well. If they do that, I'll consider getting one.

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