Apple iPhone, a wonder device, has reached an milestone. Yesterday, Apple officially announced the iPhone SDK.
The iPhone SDK is available as a part of the iPhone Developer Program. The iPhone Developer Program provides a complete and integrated process for developing, debugging, and distributing your free, commercial, or in-house applications for iPhone and iPod touch.
According to Apple, developers now have everything they need to go from code to customer.
The Developer Program comes in two flavors: Standard and Enterprise. It costs $99 and $299 respectively to join the program.
Unfortunately, the Developer Program will initially be available to a limited number of developers in the United States. According to the company, the program will expand to other countries in the coming months.
The iPhone SDK itself, which includes the Xcode IDE, Instruments, iPhone simulator, frameworks and samples, compilers, Shark analysis tool, and more is available for download free of charge.
It must be stated again that this fact is probably one of the most important moments throughout iPhone's lifecycle. We shall expect that a lot application will start to appear, which will further strengthen iPhone's already strong market position and penetration.
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