Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February. We are excited about creating a vibrant third party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new applications for our users. With our revolutionary multi-touch interface, powerful hardware and advanced software architecture, we believe we have created the best mobile platform ever for developers.Apple
The item above came right out of the horse's mouth -- Steve Jobs'. All I can say is "bring it on!" and I'm looking forward to restoring my iPod to its original configuration and install authorized applications to it. But in the meantime, I'll continue enjoying the 3rd party apps I'm using right now.
For the uninitiated, SDK means "Software Development Kit" and its release would mean that programmers can use this SDK to create more applications for the iPhone and the iPod Touch and installing these new application will not require its users to hack into their devices ("jailbreak") to add functionality to them.
Oh and one more thing:
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