Apple Rejecting iPhone Developers by the Thousands

Kara Reeder

"Thank you, but no thank you" is what Apple is telling thousands of potential iPhone developers. According to InformationWeek, Apple is sending out e-mail rejection letters to individuals and companies alike looking to get into its iPhone Developer Program.


Ars Technica suggests these rejections could be a way for Apple to stall for more time. Apple claims the iPhone SDK has already been downloaded 100,000 times. While not everyone who has downloaded the SDK has applied to the iPhone Developer Program, certainly Apple is getting slammed with requests.


Most of the developers in the Ars Technica piece were hopeful about eventually being accepted. But the same cannot be said of the commentors to this Unofficial Apple Weblog post.


ZDNet blogger Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, while one of the hopeful, is not surprised by Apple's tactics. Apple's mantra of late, he says, seems to be overpromise, generate lots of hype, and then underdeliver. Still, he believes that once the rejected are allowed in, they will be divided into a two-tier system: the big names and everyone else.

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Mar 17, 2008 2:59 AM Wallace Wallace  says:
A yellow journalist? Heh, what do you expect from a blog whose blog roll include Rob Enderle's? Reply
Mar 17, 2008 12:28 PM Ellu Gurr Ellu Gurr  says:
I smell FUD this morning.I got the letter and there is no place where it said that I have been "rejected", just put on hold for a latter date.Apple hasnt REJECTED any developers that I know of. All you need to do is read the email. Look at phrases like AT THIS TIME and WE WILL CONTACT YOU AGAIN REGARDING YOUR ENROLLMENT STATUS.And you can yourself a "journalist", yellow journalist would be more like it. Reply
Mar 17, 2008 12:54 PM Grant Grant  says:
It's a beta program . . . read the note on the main iPhone Developer page: "The iPhone Developer Program will initially be available to a limited number of developers in the U.S. and will expand to other countries in the coming months."And the letter says: "As this time, the iPhone Developer Program is available to a limited number of developers and we plan to expand during the beta period."Duh! Reply

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