Boston (ChattahBox) – Apple has only just begun with apps for the iPhone as they apparently have thousands in development for the App Store.
Apple showcased the first applications for the iPhone on Monday which will be available on July 11 when the App Store launches.
They features a variety of things such as games from Sega, medical tools, social tools, news, etc.
Apple is far from done though as they apparently have thousands of apps in development to be put up on the App Store.
The fun has only begun for iPhone owners, as all are eagerly awaiting the launch of the App Store.
It looks like developers for the iPhone will have to keep their applications under an absolute limit of 2 GB, set by Apple. Apple didn’t specify any reason for the limit, but it probably isn’t a bad thing.
AppleInsider is reporting that it stumbled onto internal Apple documents that provide some information about the nature of the iPhone Application Store. First and foremost is the discovery that applications won’t be permitted to exceed 2 GB. While this may prevent some companies from developing the most ridiculous cell phone application ever, I see this as a good thing.
I’ve spoken to some gaming developers who were excited about the idea of producing games that are just 50 MB to 100 MB in size, let alone 2 GB. That the iPhone has more capacity to handle large applications will certainly give developers all the enticement they need to go hog wild. From my perspective, I still want phone applications to be as small as possible. Sure, the iPhone may have up to 16 GB of storage, but I’d like to reserve that for content, not enormous applications.
Other tidbits of info to come from AppleInsider include pricing information for applications. The system looks like it will be tiered. Apps can be given away for free, but the minimum charge for an application that is to be sold (v. given away) will be $0.99. The most a developer can charge will be $999.99. Who on earth would create (and, for that matter, buy) an application that costs more than three times the cost of the device is beyond me. Most believe that the bulk of applications will be available for $10 or less.
There also are some standards set for what sort of apps Apple is willing to sell through its store. For example, no games that are rated for adults will be permitted, and games must have the proper parental warnings about their content.
These standards aren’t terribly surprising, though I’m sure people will find ways around them.
Washington (eCanadaNow) – Apple is set to host its World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) on Monday with plenty of rumors leading into the big event, including the likely announcement of the new 3G iPhone.
Steve Jobs is set to give his major keynote speech on Monday morning at the WWDC, and is likely to announce the launch of the 3G iPhone.
Little has been revealed about the new iPhone other than the fact that it is going to run on the much faster 3G wireless network.
Beyond that though all is a mystery to this point, though reports state retailers already have them in stock to release them tomorrow right after they are announced.
Jobs is also set to announce the launch of the iTunes App Store, which will allow iPhone users to download games and apps to the iPhone.
It is surely going to be a big day to say the least as the eyes of the tech world turn to Apple once again.