Media event set for September 9, launch likely ~10 days later.
iPhone May Allow 3rd Party Applications?
Is the iPhones platform closed? And if it is, will it be open to developers in the future? Jobs says its a security issue, but Apple is working to find a way to allow developers to build applications for it. Jobs says he doesnt want the iPhone to be one of those phones that crashes a few times a day. He adds: We would like to solve this problem and if you could just be a little more patient with us, well do it.
Jobs hints that there is a solution in the works to allow 3rd party application development for the iPhone. Apple's position on this has been a point of criticism.