The latest rumour to hit the iPhone rounds is that – shock horror – Apple may well delay the iPhone’s SDK by one to three weeks, reminiscent of the delay in launching Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.
With less than a week to go before it’s March, Apple only has a few days to deliver on the promise of bringing an SDK to the market by the end of February, an event set to unleashing a flood of authorised third party apps that should deliver many of the features that Apple themselves are still yet to include as standard features.
What do you get when you mix 1337 H4X0R skillz, an iPhone, a book project, and several hours of hacking CoverFlow? If you're Erica Sadun, you get AppFlow!
Sadun, one of the early and prominent iPhone hackers as well as a prodigious TUAW writer, is working on a book called iPhone Programming. Last night, while working on CoverFlow, she came up with a swell app launcher that is one big CoverFlow view. Currently, this only works with apps and not webclips, though Sadun hasn't yet ruled out the possibility.
Apple on Thursday released a minor update to iTunes and also vowed to offer Apple TV and iTunes users the treat of a low-cost movie rental each week.
Available only through Apple's automatic update feature as of press time, iTunes 7.6.1 addresses several unnamed bugs with the music software.
The fix also improves compatibility between iTunes and a networked Apple TV running the version 2.0 upgrade, Apple says.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has confirmed plans to release streaming television services for iPhone and iPod Touch users “within weeks.”
The new service, which uses the BBC’s iPlayer software, will be the first in Britain to make streaming broadband TV available on devices other than PC and Macintosh computers. Select BBC shows are already available through iPlayer on an On-Demand basis, and were added to Apple’s iTunes Store just this week.
The last couple of days have seen news/rumors about iPhone firmware 1.1.4 swirling about, all based on claims by third party software developers Tiny Code that they were working with iPhone firmware 1.1.4 in preparation for the release of the official iPhone SDK.