Apple to further open iOS to developers

Apple to further open iOS to developers

30 MAY 2013
Tim Cook

Apple will further open its iOS APIs to allow third parties to develop apps and services that are more tightly integrated with its mobile devices, according to Tim Cook, the Cupertino-based company’s CEO.

“Will we open up more? Yes. I think you’ll see us open up more in the future, but not to the degree that we put the customer at risk of having a bad experience,” Cook said in an interview with All Things Digital.

The move could mean that technology developed for the Android platform by third parties, such as the Swype text input technology, could make its way to the iPhone.

However, Cook noted that there is “always a fine line to walk” when opening up to third parties to ensure that users get the best experience possible.

Apple is planning to unveil the next version of iOS at its developer conference in a couple of weeks, Cook added.


Tim Ferguson

Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter... More

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