In a PC Magazine interview with Apple's Vice President of Hardware Product Marketing, Greg Joswiak, the executive said (though the is paraphrased and not quoted directly) that Apple is taking a neutral stance on native iPhone applications, and won't intentionally work to break their functionality or block their installation, though these breakages may be the unintended side effect of Apple software updates.
Sascha Segan, who spoke with Joswiak, writes:
"I asked him about independent, native software development for the iPhone. He said Apple doesn't oppose native application development, which was new to me. Rather, Apple takes … Read more