Inverting the Golden Cage, or a Gift to the Barbarian Hordes at Apple’s Gates.

Note: this post is obsolete.
The now-infamous iPhone / iPad SDK Section 3.3.1 reads:

“3.3.1 — Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs. Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS [...]

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Non-Apple’s Mistake

I’ve been patient, I’ve been gracious
And this mountain is covered with wolves
Hear them howling, my hungry children
Maybe you should stay and have another drink and think about me and you.
Jonathan Coulton, “Skullcrusher Mountain”
The howls of protest coming from iPhone and iPad developers are loud and shrill, and are sure [...]

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