During a conference call to discuss financial results, Apple said the iPhone SDK had received “strong interest” from more than a third of Fortune 500 firms, as well as over 400 higher education institutions.
Add that to the firms we already know are working on iPhone apps, and the legion of bedroom coders currently cooking up apps of their own, and it makes for thousands of apps on the way.
Apple’s Chief Financial Officer, Peter Oppenheimer, reckons the company’s had 200,000 developers sign up and download the iPhone development kit, and is adding more each week. In a word, he said the response to Apple opening up the handset had been “tremendous”.
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