iPhone SDK to launch March 6

iPhone SDK to launch March 6

Apple sets a date for the iPhone Software Development Kit.

Apple announced that it will unveil its long awaited iPhone Software Development Kit on March 6 at its Cupertino, California headquarters.

The international company promises some exciting new enterprise features which aim at businesses and potentially stepping up competition with Research In Motion Ltd’s popular Blackberry devices. The SDK would also be a boom for software developers anxious to build applications that could run directly on the iPhone’s operating system.

Tim Cook, Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, said at an informative conference that he had “really good confidence” the renowned company could eventually reach its goal of selling 10 million iPhones by the end of the year.

The iPhone is the second best smartphone sold in the United States behind the BlackBerry. Businesses are eager for Apple to offer support for corporate e-mail systems, such as Microsoft Exchange.

Apple is expected to enable a new iPhone and iPod industry that will allow developers to create third party applications for both.

There’s also a new iPhone firmware update. The patch, version 1.1.4, can be found on iTunes and is 162 MB in size. Not much is told about the update other than it fixes several bugs.