The iPhone SDK Press Conference

by Nitesh Dhanjani

A quote from Steve Jobs during the iPhone SDK Press Conference last week:

If they write a malicious application we [will] track them down and tell their parents.

In other words, the iPhone applications will need to be digitally signed by Apple, and the developers will be required to register with Apple. It will be interesting to see what kind of information developers will be required to provide to Apple to register. Will they ask for the developer's credit card number? How will the developers authenticate their identity with Apple before they are allowed to submit their applications to be included in the store inventory?