Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Apple To Developers, No Jailbreaks, In The New Developer Agreement.

iPhone Developers Tiedup
Apple is asking developers to agree with them by saying that they will not jailbreak iPhones or iPods and will write applications for jailbroken iPhones. Oh the developers are not allowed to pee while developing either! (just kidding Apple stoped short of saying that.) Apple has already asked their developers not to develop apps that violate privacy, facilitate crimes, or violate intellectual property laws.
So working for or with outfits and projects such as QuickPwn or PwnageTool. Also probidden is the jailbreaking of their own iPhones nor helping others to do so.
The developers are not to develop apps for any other application delivery method (Read Cydia). The only delivery method is to be Apple App Store.
You can read portions of the agreement at ARSTechnica, who has obtained a copy of the agreement.
But I am sure this will not stop iPhone Dev Team from doing wonders with iPhone OS 3.0 and there will be a plenty of Jailbroken iPhones and iPods. But the rebelious apps might be dear as all developers will try to get their apps published by Apple. And rejected apps might lay where they are unless the developers are clever enough (Developers usually are, more than Apple lawyers) cahnge to look and feel together with ofcourse the name.
What ever the Apple is getting developers to sign, I am sure we will be writing a lot about jailbroken iPhones and apps for Jailbroken iPhones.


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