Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 10:59 UTC, submitted by Cam
Opera Software Earlier, we reported that Apple had rejected Opera Mini from the App Store. A New York Times blog entry claimed that Opera's CEO and co-founder Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner said that Apple wouldn't let them release Opera Mini for the iPhone because it competed with Mobile Safari. John Gruber, of Daring Fireball, did some researching of his own, and found out via anonymous sources who do not wish to be identified, that the situation is a little bit different.
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iPhone SDK licensing sucks
by Bit_Rapist on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 15:29 UTC
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I'm sure Opera on the iPhone is more of a 'can it be done' exercise for the developers than anything serious considering Apple's SDK terms are draconian.

Why anyone would sink resources into developing for that device is beyond me, unless all you want to do is make games or other trivial time killers.

It is obviously not the platform for serious applications. Apple wants to have exclusive rights on making the killer applications and you should go work on another jewel quest clone.

Its the most uninspiring platform (from a development perspective) that I have seen.

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