iPhone hacking: not good, not bad

I’m sure many of you have seen this, but Apple’s head marketing guy says Apple is staying neutral on iPhone hacks. Apple doesn’t hate the fact that people are writing 3rd party apps for the phone, but they’re also not directly supporting it. They won’t make firmware updates specifically to break people’s native apps, but if APIs change or things otherwise break, that’s life in the world of reverse-engineered functionality. I think this is actually really great news. I can think of many other companies that would squash the 3rd party development on general principle.

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