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Apple "wrestles" with 3rd party iPhone apps

Will the iPhone open up to 3rd party apps? Steve Jobs says that Apple is wrestling with the decision, according to Tech.co.uk.

Contradicting earlier statements that the iPhone would definitely be a closed platform, Steve Jobs cracked open the door a bit. Supporting this semi-statement is the upcoming Developing Websites for iPhone session at WWDC.

Apple may be thinking of web based apps as their third party "in" to the iPhone. Developer Bruce Gee of Gee Three dropped us a note saying that "In many ways, this is a very open approach to getting lots of new functionality on the iPhone. We'll have to wait and see how these apps work over the network, but it could be interesting."

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