I got this news via fiercewireless.com newsletter. This is really a big news I guess, but there’s a catch. AT&T have a deal with Apple, and US guys won’t be getting an unlocked iPhone officially at least for next 4-5 years. But rest of the world where Apple didn’t made any “exclusive sales” deals, for example China, where already number of clones are on sale.
The second part of the Jobs open letter is a bit interesting, the iPhone SDK will be available in Feb 2008, and it will allow developers to create “native” applications. I think Apple will use similar signing process, as Nokia S60 3rd Edition devices do, to protect users from malware and viruses. Its good thinking as far as process for signing remains simple and fast, like Symbian Express Signing that will be in affect from early November.
So, I think we can expect a Flash Lite 3.0 player for iPhone pretty soon ;)
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