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10th anniversary of the iPhone SDK

Ten years ago, Apple released the official iPhone Software Development Kit for third-party developers. The run up to the launch of the App Store had begun.

Craig Hockenberry has written a stupendous history of those days, which start quite a bit more than 10 years ago. Then on March 6, Apple held an event to launch the new iPhone software, dutifully transcribed by yours truly.


In the end, we had about four months to get our apps ready. Thanks to what The Iconfactory learned during the Jailbreak era, we had a head start understanding design and development issues. But we still worked our butts off to build the iPhone’s first Twitter app.

It’s hard to believe it’s only been 10 years, but here we are.