Huh? Hackers are upset that Apple takes active counter measures? Seems to me that’s part of the game. You do something, and then they do something. Now you’re supposed to do something else. The enviornment isn’t going to be stable because Apple needs to live up to their contracts and commitments. Oh, and by the way, they’d like to make some money on the product.
I’m confident we’ll see third-party apps on the iPhone, it may just take a while. I’m also certain we’ll see some new apps from Apple and some amazing Web-based apps. The hacking of the iPhone is good in that it forces Apple to move more quickly. It tells them there’s some demand there.
I wonder if iPhones can be hacked in such a way that they can be restored to a pre-hacked state? Seems like that’s going to have to be standard operating procedure if folks want to keep hacking away. It’s called risk mitigation.