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Apple drops secrecy pledge for iPhone developers
AP ^ | 10/01/08 | Jessica Mintz, AP Technology Writer

Posted on 10/01/2008 1:24:52 PM PDT by RS

SEATTLE (AP) -- Apple Inc. will no longer force iPhone software developers to sign a nondisclosure agreement that many had said was hampering their ability to work.


Recently, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company also barred programmers whose applications it rejected from iTunes -- the only legitimate place to sell iPhone "apps" -- from posting the reasons for rejection on the Web.

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: apple; iphone
Curious ... wonder just what good they thought the secrecy was doing them, and why have they decided now it makes no sense ?
1 posted on 10/01/2008 1:24:55 PM PDT by RS
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To: RS

The lack of power and software makes them poor competitors to Blackberry or Windows Mobile platform devices. They need to crank out software to keep the inertia going.

Or they could offer competitive bang for the buck, but that would require a redesign.

Think of the I-phone as being analogous to the original, non-expandable Macintosh cube.

2 posted on 10/01/2008 1:30:36 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: RS

It still makes sense for them, but it was preventing them from hiring good employees.

If you had a choice of working for one company that attached a lot of strings to your employment, or another that didn’t attach any, which would you work for?

3 posted on 10/01/2008 1:38:21 PM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: Brookhaven

? These were not people they hired - these were people who paid THEM the $100 to get their products on iTunes.

BTW - Apple to shut iTunes ?

“Apple considers shutting down their online music store if panel decide royalties for downloaded tracks should be increased”

4 posted on 10/01/2008 3:08:50 PM PDT by RS ("I took the drugs because I liked them and I found excuses to take them, so I'm not weaseling.")
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