When Steve approved the rules of Apple's iPhone Software Development Kit he demanded developers use APIs that come from his elite team of Mac developers. Innovation is not allowed other than from the font of all innovation, Apple itself.
However Google Mobile uses undocumented APIs in order to use the iPhone's proximity sensor to prompt a verbal search.
Such software cleverness is deemed naughty in Steve's sight and the Apple press claims that it could break in the future as Apple updates its software.
So far Jobs has taken no action to cast Google into outer darkness. But many believe it is coming.
One of the problems for Jobs is that too many people are writing cool code for his iPhone toy and Apple just can't keep up with them all.
If it were not for the fact that it is an item of faith that Steve Jobs is omnipotent, many would think that he just missed the Google code.
But that would make him fallible.
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By Nick Farrell on Nov 27, 2008 12:22AM