The latest evidence that Apple has to seriously give more thought to its iPhone SDK development guidelines comes to us in the form of Steve Wozniak’s “pwned” iPhone. The picture you see below shows Woz holding an iPhone that bears the telltale boot-logo of a jailbroken, “pwned” to be more precise, Apple handset.
With Pwnage Tool 2.0.3 released to jailbreak the latest iPhone 2.0.2 OS, it’s clear that the underground iPhone development culture is thriving. I wrote at length about Apple’s need to accommodate the iPhone development community with more flexible guidelines, but it seems that Apple is trotting along with their same, old game plan.
With jailbreak applications unhindered by Apple’s iPhone SDK guidelines that limit official iPhone applications from running in the background, Apple would do well to go live with their background notification service in the next iPhone OS release.