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iPhone still just a news item in Canada

Briefs | 10/18/2007 2:54 pm EDT

Even though we still can't buy and use Apple Inc.'s iPhone here in Canada – and there is no word one when that may be possible – it's still nice to keep up to date on what's new with the device. The latest news on the iPhone is that beginning in February, Apple will allow outside companies to create applications for the handset. Apple CEO Steve Jobs said the company will release a software development kit enabling third-party involvement. According to Jobs, the reason Apple isn't opening up the iPhone until eight months after the device launched is because the company wants to ensure the new applications don't enable malicious programs to run on the handset.

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