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Apple is presently hosting its iPhone Software Roadmap event at its Cupertino campus. Notes from a handful of live feeds will be consolidated on this page during the event.

AppleInsider will be aggregating coverage out of ArsTechnica, Gizmodo and PhoneMag.

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Live notes

2:50: Stay tuned to AppleInsider for further coverage.
2:49: OK. That's it. It's over (for real this time).
2:47: No way to write apps for the Dock Connector outside of the "Made for iPod" program. And Schiller didn't provide a real answer to a question on how long it will take between the time developers submit their apps and when they will be made available through the App Store.
2:43: Apple is also working on Parental Controls for the iPhone that allow parents to disable Safari, the App Store, etc, on their child's iPhone.
2:40: App Store will be international, but Apple is also working on a version that will allow corporations to distribute apps in a secure manner to their employees.
2:34: Phil Schiller says Apple will help corporations migrate from RIM smartphones to iPhone via Exchange support and some IT manager tools that will be released at a later date.
2:31: SIM unlocking apps won't be allowed on the App Store.
2:30: Apple will prevent developers from distributing Apps on their own. They must pay the $99 fee, get an electronic certificate, and distribute via Apple's new iPhone App Store.
2:29: Apple will prevent VoIP apps over cellular networks, but not over WiFi.
2:28: When developers register with Apple as an iPhone developer, they will be given an electronic certificate that tells Apple who they are. It will be incorporated in the apps developers write to battle against malicious applications.
2:25: The $100M iFund is going to go towards helping fledgling developers.
2:25: Q&A is starting.
2:20: That's it. The event is over, but Jobs asks journalists to remain for a couple more minutes.
2:16: One more thing: KPCB venture capitalist John Doerr is on stage to introduce iFund... $100 million for iPhone developers, about 10 times that of the Google Android fund.
2:14: To become an iPhone developer: SDK free, but $99 fee to publish applications.
2:14: iPod touch will also get the update but at a "nominal charge" due to Apple's accounting principles that differ between the Touch and iPhone.
2:12: iPhone SDK beta going out today to thousands of developers.
2:11: All this good stuff is coming via iPhone Software v2.0 in JUNE.
2:11: NO CHARGE FOR FREE APPS.
2:10: Developers choose the price of apps. 70 percent of revenues go to the developers. No Credit Card fees. No hosting fees. No marketing fees. Developers paid monthly.
2:08: App Store will list Top 50 iPhone Apps and include a Search function for the rest.
2:07: App Store will work over both EDGE and WiFi It will also work via iTunes, but wireless will likely be the preferred medium of install.
2:06: Introducing the "App Store" coming to every iPhone with the next software update. Blue AppleWorks looking icon.
2:05: Jobs is back on stage to explain how to get all these crazy apps onto your iPhone.
2:03: Again, the game leverages the Accelerometer function of the iPhone... just tilt the iPhone to move the monkey around.
2:02: SuperMonkeyBall demo -- also done in just 2 weeks.
2:01: Game developer SEGA is on board.
2:00: PDA medical software developer Epocrates is demoing a new app for doctors that allows them to identify drugs/pills.
1:57: Buddy list shows icon, name, status and interfaces with the Contact List and Address Book. Took just 5 days to build.
1:56: Multiple conversation support. Just swipe to switch between conversations.
1:55: AOL: AIM coming the iPhone! Demo...
1:53: Dietrich says his firm will be able to distribute data to employees' iPhones wirelessly.
1:51: Chuck Dietrich from Salesforce.com now on stage talking about how sales reps want to use the iPhone to view monthly reports.
1:47: EA Games' Travis Boatman is demoing "Spore" for iPhone -- also written in just two weeks with 18 complete levels of gameplay.
1:43: A game was written in two weeks, also using the Accelerometer for steering a fighter jet in "Touch fighter." Just tilt the handset...
1:40: Accelerometer appears to be huge. A photo editing App was created for the iPhone that allows you to simple shake the handset to undo changes like an "etch a sketch."
1:39: Demo: using Xcode to create an iPhone app...
1:37: Apple's also introducing an iPhone Simulator -- allowing iPhone apps to be run on a Mac. Mouse movements in the Simulator can mimic multi-touch actions.
1:35: The Remote Debugger will provide feedback on CPU, memory and frame rates so that developers can optimize their apps for battery performance.
1:35: InterfaceBuilder makes creating great interfaces as simple as drag-and-drop.
1:34: A new version of XCode will include all of the SDK APIs. A remote debugger works by plugging the iPhone into a Mac and running the apps on the iPhone to see debugging info on the Mac.
1:31: The People Picker will let developers access contacts from the iPhone's Address Book and, similarly, Image Picker provides access to the iPhone's Camera and Photo library.
1:30: Cocoa Touch include Multi-Touch Events, Multi-Touch Controls, Accelerometer, View Hierarchy, Localization, Alerts, Web View, People Picker, Image Picker, and Camera.
1:28: Media includes Core Audio, OpenAL, Audio Mixing, Audio Recording, Video Playback, JPG PNG & TIFF, PDF, Quartz (2D), Core Animation, and Open GL ES.
1:25: Core Services includes Collections, AddressBook, Networking, File access, SQLite, Core Location, Net Services, Threading, Preferences, URL Utilities.
1:25: Core OS also includes Lib System, BSD TCP/IP, Sockets, Security, Power Management, KeyChain, Certificates, File System, and Bonjour.
1:24: All the core components of Mac OS X -- Cocoa Touch, Core Services, Media, CoreOS -- are being used to make up the framework. Core OS -- Lots of pieces, starting with the Kernel.
1:21: Apple is opening up the same APIs its been using to build its own iPhone applications. Third parties are getting the same tools, the same SDK.
1:19: There are already 1000 Web apps for the iPhone.
1:18: That's it for Enterprise announcements. Moving on now to the SDK.
1:17: Phil says Enterprise customers are bonkers over the new Exchange support and that Apple has been testing the software on-stie at Nike.
1:16: Phil Schiller's calendar has a entry for "Brainstorm New Apple Rumors."
1:14: Exchange will also interface with the iPhone's Calendar and Contact apps. Exchange can be configured via the Mail app's configuration screen and will include on/off sliders for settings.
1:12: Microsoft Exchange support will come built into the iPhone's email app and work via ActiveSync directly with Exchange Server.
1:11: The iPhone is getting all these things in the next software update.
1:10: Customers also want Remote wipe.
1:08: Customers want push email, global address lists, Cisco IPsec VPN, Certificates and identities, WPA2 with 802.1x, enforced security policies, and Device configuration.
1:06: The University of Stanford has hundreds of iPhones distributed across staff and faculty. The response has been great and Apple is overwhelmed with orders.
1:05: First up: the enterprise.
1:04: The mobile version of Safari accounts for 71 percent of US mobile browser usage.
1:03: iPhone has garnered 28 percent market share in its first 8 months on the market.
1:01: Jobs is taking the stage.
12:58: Waiting for event to begin...
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I'm surprised that Apple is doing the Exchange Support themselves. I said that Apple would work closely with a 3rd-party to accomplish this.
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802.1x - FINALY. My college wifi is all secured with this thing (and it is not possible to use it with iPhone)
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So far, this is turning out to be pretty amazing. Business support has arrived in a big way.

The SDK looks good so far as well.

I just wish I could stick around this afternoon to discuss it. But by the time I get back, there will be a hundred comments.
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Now, when is that next iPhone update coming? Hopefully today.
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This device is still primarily used for phone, email, web surfing, and oh yeah, music!!!

Where's the enabling of A2DP support???
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Originally Posted by stevepeck View Post

A game was written in two weeks, also using the Accelerometer for steering a fighter jet in "Touch fighter." Just tilt the handset..and its so good it will be landing on a phone near you in spring 2009 hopefully!!!

Holy ****...AIM!!
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AIM? Why not iChat?!?!

I hope Adium gets in the game soon. And I hope that my chat transcripts can be saved in the iPhone and then synced to my machine when tethered.
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Good luck on the wait. Won't get this until Jun 08.

Don't forget that when SJ says in Jun that means the last Friday in Jun.
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A game was written in two weeks, also using the Accelerometer for steering a fighter jet in "Touch fighter." Just tilt the handset..and its so good it will be landing on a phone near you in spring 2009 hopefully!!!

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Again, the game leverages the Accelerometer function of the iPhone... just tilt the iPhone to move the monkey around. and off go's Jobes into the trees with that cheesy grin that says that will keep em all happy for 2 more years( suckers )

Are make a joke or complaining? I have no idea what are talking about.
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$99 fee to publish applications? even for "free" applications?

this is against nature of free software
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Woohoo 802.1X support!
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Originally Posted by stevepeck View Post

All this good stuff is coming via iPhone Software v2.0 in JUNE. (many times)

well, when apple says "in june", it means "delayed to october, maybe"
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$99 fee to publish applications? even for "free" applications?

this is against nature of free software

No, it's against the nature of free hosting. I think the intent is to limit the number of crappy apps that go up.
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Fantastic event. They addressed the gambit.
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well, when apple says "in june", it means "delayed to october, maybe"

They mean @WWDC.
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Originally Posted by stevepeck View Post

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Wait... when is it coming? are we to assume you are unhappy? If it were out today and less capable you would complain it sucked. More features later and it too long a wait. What is there that you can not possible live without until June? I admit I would love to have a to-do app prior to June, but the phone has seen through the last months as is, the next 3 should be easy.

I am unclear, is the app store going to be in iTunes?

On the upside I guess we know when 3G is getting here.
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$99 fee to publish applications? even for "free" applications?

this is against nature of free software

Then write a shareware application to offset your time.
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No, it's against the nature of free hosting.

I imagine it'll stifle individual creativity a bit. Although I think I read some where that apple was for profit? is that true?
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Encourage your favorite IM application provider to write a Cocoa IM application for your iPhone.
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On the upside I guess we know when 3G is getting here.

I was thinking the same thing. Friday, June 27th seems like a likely release date for the 3G iPhone at this point.
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"KPCB venture capitalist John Doerr is on stage to introduce iFund... $100 million for iPhone developers, about 10 times that of the Google Android fund."

For reference, here is the description of Google's fund (http://code.google.com/android/adc.html):

"Cool apps that surprise and delight mobile users, built by developers like you, will be a huge part of the Android vision. To support you in your efforts, Google has launched the Android Developer Challenge, which will provide $10 million in awards -- no strings attached -- for great mobile apps built on the Android platform."

This is verrrrry interesting.
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STOP IT WITH THE AUTO-REFRESH! I'm trying to read a long article and the page keeps blinking because the sysop is a ***.

Well, that was unnecessary.
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I imagine it'll stifle individual creativity a bit. Although I think I read some where that apple was for profit? is that true?

$99 isn't much, but it will prevent some really awful apps being hosted just so some punk kid can say he wrote an iPhone app.

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STOP IT WITH THE AUTO-REFRESH! I'm trying to read a long article and the page keeps blinking because the sysop is a FAG.

Are you really that obtuse to the concept of blogging an event in realtime. If you can't read that page in 60 seconds then I feel sorry for you. I hope that you get banned for your comment.
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Well, I'm not a developer, but this all seems pretty dang cool. I look forward to snapping up an iPhone this summer.
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Are you really that obtuse to the concept of blogging an event in realtime. If you can't read that page in 60 seconds then I feel sorry for you.

Right now, it's done, there's no reason to have it continue refreshing.

60 seconds? Are you a speed reader? There was a LOT of information there, it's not just fluff. Maybe I could skim it but not actually read the entire article. The refresh completely resets the page location to the top.

I do agree that the person you responded to was way out of line.
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I imagine it'll stifle individual creativity a bit. Although I think I read some where that apple was for profit? is that true?

The $100M iFund may help to offset that $99 a little.
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Sorry guys ya getting nothing for your Iphonie for at least 4 months, never mind they have been out nearly one year might as well wait another.
When Apple introduced the iphonie they knew what it could do but they knew how much money they could make.
We are suckers of Jobes lies

Please take you meds. They are good for you.
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$99 isn't much, but it will prevent some really awful apps being hosted just so some punk kid can say he wrote an iPhone app.


Are you really that obtuse to the concept of blogging an event in realtime. If you can't read that page in 60 seconds then I feel sorry for you. I hope that you get banned for your comment.

Re Stevepeck: Submit his name. The more that does the greater the chance he will be.
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An interesting tidbit from the Q&A session:

Q: How likely will there be a VoIP application?"
A: Jobs "We'll limit them over the cellular network but WiFi will be fine"

Nice nice nice!

I wouldn't expect them to allow it to work over cell-data - cept maybe in a rogue app...

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Well, This just confirm what I have been saying to Louzer few days ago.

"Q: What safeguards are in place to make sure the apps will be secure?
Steve: It is a dangerous world. One one side, you have a closed device like the iPod, you don’t have to worry about 3rd party apps mucking it up. And on the other hand, you have the PC where people spend a lot of time getting it to work. We want the best of both. The developers are going to register with us if they want to distribute them. If they write a bad app, we can both track them down and we can turn off the app’s distribution. So we’re putting controls in place."
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The event is OVER dumbshit. The page is refreshing for their little ads. And yes - anyone who wants to fvck readability for their advertising rotation is a FAG.

No, no it's not.
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The $100M iFund is going to go towards helping fledgling developers.

Apple, I WUV YOU!

Seriously, that is just sweet.
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The greater the chance he will be having more sex than Abster2core

Fixed.
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The event is OVER dumbshit. The page is refreshing for their little ads. And yes - anyone who wants to fvck readability for their advertising rotation is a ***.

Why are you such a hatemonger? Most "fags" are better people than you will ever be.
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No, no it's not.

That's true - I was thrown off by "2:20: That's it. The event is over"

Silly fvcking me.
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The event is OVER dumbshit. The page is refreshing for their little ads. And yes - anyone who wants to fvck readability for their advertising rotation is a ***.

You're, what, 15?

Get banned and get out of here.
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So anyone know how to apply for that iFund and how apps will be chosen? If anyone finds info online, plz post it here.
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Re Stevepeck: Submit his name. The more that does the greater the chance he will be.

That is the first time I have submitted a name. If he contributed anything worthwhile at all to the conversation I would have left it up to the fates. I don't think I'll never understand why people troll forums, especially a technical forum.
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