Just when we thought Steve was trying to pull something over our eyes. Steve Jobs has announced that the iPhone SDK should be available to developers some time in February 2008.
Jobs says that Apple would love to form a community of third-party developers around the iPhone, though have been trying to protect user security by making the SDK as least vulnerable to exploits as possible. That’s the gist of the announcement, with all of the marketing mumbo-jumbo removed. In response to a recent “Open For Anything” ad campaign from Nokia, Jobs throws in this little jab; “Nokia, for example, is not allowing any applications to be loaded onto some of their newest phones unless they have a digital signature. Jobs also says an SDK will be available for the iPod Touch. — Andrew Dobrow