Apple to unlock iPhone

Steve Jobs has announced that the iPhone will eventually allow 3rd party apps to be installed, but not just yet.

Apple are hoping to release an iPhone SDK in February 2008 but are still wary about exposing the phone to viruses, malware etc.

This seems an about turn and it looks like they're giving in to consumer pressure, though running MacOS X (though an embedded variant) means it's likely anyone who can program for MacOS X should can do so for the iPhone.