Steve announced the iPhone SDK today (if that doesn’t ring the bell for the Pavlov dog in you, I feel terrible for your loss).
Last June, a day after buying Apple’s much-hyped iPhone, the first thing I noticed was that the thing wasn’t a cellphone. The iPhone was revolutionary, I wrote then, because it was the first fully-mobile general-purpose computer. It was a Mac you could carry around with you, and that was a very big deal.
Except for one thing: By preventing third-party developers — programmers not working at Apple — from creating software for the phone, Apple was limiting the revolution…
The iPhone, now that it’s open, could really be huge.
Looks like the iPhone may be a fertile land of milk and honey when we’re ready to buy… sometime around 1/1/2009.