iPhone progress sans Apple

by rmtwrkr

The ‘Hackers’ are gaining ground on the iPhone, with the first usable 3rd party GUI app: MobileTerminal.

YouTube – MobileTerminal for iPhone

Still, it would be nice if Apple just opened up the SDK, and made it easy. I really don’t see the benefit of keeping the iPhone closed. Remember the Stevenotes from the G4 era? How Apple would show how the G4 is the most powerful desktop/notebook computer in the world? If Apple opened the gates to developing on the iPhone, it could realistically claim that it now has the most powerful mobile phone platform on the planet. It would have the potential of blowing other smartphone platforms out of the water (I’m looking at you Symbian and WinMob!). One can only dream…sigh..