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    "Recently, Apple employee Greg Joswiak gave an interview with PC Magazine about the new iPod Touch and the Apple iPhone. In this interview Joswiak stated that Apple was taking a neutral stance on 3rd party native application development that has, and is currently taking place for the iPhone and now the iPod Touch.
    This was great news to us all.

    Unfortunately, hours after this interview was published online, Joswiak contacted PC Magazine to "update" and "clear up" Apple's position on 3rd party application development for both devices. In his follow-up Joswiak says that future software updates will most likely break native 3rd party apps.

    It is for that reason that we, the iPhone and iPod Touch community, wish to present this open letter and petition to Steve Jobs and all of Apple, Inc.

    We wish to simply ask that you do not break native 3rd party applications in future software/firmware updates. We are not asking for support for the 3rd party native apps, and we are not even asking for an official SDK. We are simply asking that you do not break the ability we currently have to create and run these native applications. While we are asking that you not intentionally break any of these "features"/abilities, we are also asking that you make at least some effort to ensure that none of these "features"/abilities break with upcoming updates.

    We see the 3rd party iPhone/iPod Touch development community as just that, a community of your customers who are gathering together to expand on, and improve the amazing and revolutionary product(s) that you have brought us.
    We also believe that our efforts only increase the "cool factor" of the iPhone and iPod Touch and only make the product(s) easier to sell. Many of us have been able to convince people we known to purchase the iPhone and/or iPod Touch by showing them the wonderful features that you have provided by default, and then sealing the deal by also showing them all the 3rd party work that is being done.

    We hope our work will bring more revenue to your company, and only ask in return that you continue to let us do what we are doing and create attractive, useful, and fun applications that make the iPhone and iPod Touch without a doubt the best product(s) of their kind on the market today and with both of our work, the market to come.

    Thank you for your time, and your consideration.

    Signed,

    The iPhone and iPod Touch Community "
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Keep Native Apps on the iPhone started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 118 Comments
    1. jedinight's Avatar
      jedinight -
      !!!
    1. weeman_macman's Avatar
      weeman_macman -
      Signed, the iphone just isnt as pimp without 3rd party apps, those alone convince 5 of my friends to go and buy them, i did my part for apple , now they should do something for us
    1. keoki420's Avatar
      keoki420 -
      Signed!
    1. braox's Avatar
      braox -
      Totally signed and I have personally sold the iPhone experience to others in the form of third party apps.
    1. McCainCampbell's Avatar
      McCainCampbell -
      Consider it signed.
      Only trying to improve the nearly perfect.
    1. listenclose's Avatar
      listenclose -
      signed
    1. lilscrappydew25's Avatar
      lilscrappydew25 -
      Signed, Could u go back to the OEM screen? Not me!
    1. Brooose's Avatar
      Brooose -
      Signed!
    1. perry2kkk's Avatar
      perry2kkk -
      Signed!

      Thank you all for the 3rd party apps that you the dev team and others have created for all of this community. It makes the iphone way much better and fun to have. Keep up the great work you all...
    1. amber_lynette's Avatar
      amber_lynette -
      *signed*
      Amber
    1. jwaschbisch's Avatar
      jwaschbisch -
      Signed with pleasure, im just a wannabe that loves what you guys do. thanks MMi
    1. y0haan's Avatar
      y0haan -
      Simple Revolutionary, the first phone that allows an open door for custom 3rd party apps. Think about it Steve…. Your Community is Speaking.

      Great job MMI, Dev’s & the people of this communicate for making my iPhone come to life. I must say 5 people have iPhones now because of me “showing off” these cool 3rd party apps & sleek icon/themes.
    1. sinewave's Avatar
      sinewave -
      signed. I too was a day 1 purchaser, I am very pleased with all apple has done with this product. This product has more 3rd party open support than any Windows Mobile version has ever had, lets keep it that way.
    1. eg6motion's Avatar
      eg6motion -
      Quote Originally Posted by sinewave View Post
      This product has more 3rd party open support than any Windows Mobile version has ever had, lets keep it that way.
      not even close, but soon enough it will...and at least so far its all been free, minus donations*
    1. Go5go's Avatar
      Go5go -
      Signed!
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      bmai -
      signed
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      Paul -
      signed
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      rupchurc -
      Signed!!
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      k0mpresd -
      signed
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      jmasterj27 -
      signed