Originally Posted by AppleInsider
Apple Inc. will have the final say over which third-party iPhone and iPod touch applications are deemed suitable for release, according to a new report, which also confirms several other suspicions previously waged regarding the firm's upcoming software developers kit (SDK) and its associated policies.
I would hope so.
They say that it costs over a billion dollars to bring a new drug to market today. Years of research, in vivo/in vitro
studies, Phase I, Phase II, Phase II and Phase IV clinical trials, etc., and yet never a guarantee that it will be effective, safe or even succeed. A particularly uncertain venture with new chemical entities with unique modes of action. And once approved, it still is required that the developer continue to support its claims of effectiveness and safety as long as they are selling it. In the US we have the FDA to help monitor the situation, but the responsibility is still in the hands of the developer.
This scenario is not far from that which has occurred with the iPhone and what one should hope to happen with any application for which it is designed to be used on. Not that it is a life threatening concern, but for the primary reason that Apple stated was their only priority right from the beginning. Above everything else, the iPhone must work as a phone. Everything else is secondary.
And by the sounds of things, it is working. Even with all the surfing and voice mail, something we couldn't do or as well before, the iPhone continues to work.
So what is the problem that Apple devises a strategy that helps ensure that anything I add to my iPhone will maintain its integrity and I continue to get a dial tone when I want to call home or a familiar ring when my mom calls me. And not a, 'Can't find the server', or Low battery message.
Image for the moment if every diabetic syringe couldn't be loaded with heroin.