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Apple clarifies iPhone dev status, adds links

In an apparent effort to reassure developers who applied for early participation in the iPhone Developer Program and last week received notices of temporary rejection, Apple today sent out a mass e-mail with helpful development links and a more detailed message regarding their status.

“We have many more requests than we can serve during this initial beta period,” explains the follow-up e-mail, “so we must limit the Program at this time. We plan to expand it during the beta period, and we will contact you regarding your enrollment status at the appropriate time. We appreciate your patience.”

The e-mail contains links to Getting Started videos and documents, as well as sample code, coding how-to’s, and an iPhone Reference Library, providing additional tools for developers who already have access to the free iPhone SDK beta and on-Mac simulator.

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Comments

1

Unless I’m missing something, those links point to the same resources that were released with the SDK.

Posted by Craig on March 19, 2008 at 2:38 AM (CDT)

2

Yes they just point to the same resources - does Apple think we just downloaded the SDK and did not look at anything else on the download page? If you load the SDK and activate the inbuilt RSS feeds these also link you to same resources set. This is just damage control as the original email was too brief and sucked of we arent intrested in you. This is better worded and longer but…...It does not change much - if we did not think you we worthy you’re going to have to wait (probably till at least June) but whilst your waitng just look at what you could do (SDK just enables you to play on your Mac not the iPhone)

Posted by TDef on March 19, 2008 at 10:11 AM (CDT)

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