Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Apple Ends iPhone NDA

It sounds too good to be true, but it really has happened: Apple has finally seen "the light" and ended the infamous NDA that plagued iPhone developers.

No one was allowed to talk about developing for the iPhone, not even to ask for advice and suggestions among developer forums, but now... a new dawn for iPhone developers has finally arrived!

Here's Apple statement:

We have decided to drop the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for released iPhone software.

We put the NDA in place because the iPhone OS includes many Apple inventions and innovations that we would like to protect, so that others don’t steal our work. It has happened before. While we have filed for hundreds of patents on iPhone technology, the NDA added yet another level of protection. We put it in place as one more way to help protect the iPhone from being ripped off by others.

However, the NDA has created too much of a burden on developers, authors and others interested in helping further the iPhone’s success, so we are dropping it for released software. Developers will receive a new agreement without an NDA covering released software within a week or so. Please note that unreleased software and features will remain under NDA until they are released.

Thanks to everyone who provided us constructive feedback on this matter.

Better late than never.


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