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Apparently The iPhone SDK Key Has Been Leaked Is Still a Secret

Posted by Jody Mitoma on January 29, 2008


Here is a quote from TUAW:

Last night, an anonymous tipster pointed us to this Austin Heap webpage that purportedly reveals the iPhone’s secret Application SDK key. Another tipster, also anonymous, then tipped me to iPhone “Elite” developer Zibri’s blog, that shows the same key. So what does this mean? Since all iPhone applications must be properly signed for iTunes to process them and for the iPhone to load them, this key suggests that hackers are closer to creating compliant IPA application bundles for home-brew iTunes distribution. With the proper key, developers can create and distribute applications that load through iTunes without Apple’s blessing.

Congrats, to whoever found this, but unfortunately, Apple will most likely change the key before the SDK release next month.

UPDATE (01/30/08 by Eric): As it turns out, Erica Sadun was mistaken. Zibree denies ever saying that this key had anything to do with the SDK.

I wonder how rumors run quickly and I am very disappointed

by Erica Sadun of TUAW for telling people this was

a key related to SDK or the “Application Key”.

Well.. i never said it. And, frankly, it’s NOT 🙂

I posted this only because I hate disinformation.





3 Responses to “Apparently The iPhone SDK Key Has Been Leaked Is Still a Secret”

  1. studangerous said

    nice site guys. keep up the great work!

  2. Eric March said

    Thanks, Stu! We’re glad you enjoy it.

    As to the article, I’ll never understand why information like this is made public so early. All it does is tip Apple off and get them to change their tack a little. Were it me and I had the SDK key, I’d be guarding it with rottweilers and giant sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads until the day of the SDK’s release. Then I’d unleash it. Too damn late for Apple to do anything about it then.

    Still, it does suggest that if they can get the key once, they can get it again if it changes (as it almost certainly will). The real question is: Just what are devs going to be able to do with the SDK? Or more importantly, what won’t they be able to do?

  3. I completely agree with you Eric…

    It doesn’t make any sense at all for them to release the key to the public this early.

    studangerous, thanks a lot for the compliments on the website. =]

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