New Evidence of an Apple iPhone SDK

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New Evidence of an Apple iPhone SDK

This afternoon I received an announcement from the Apple Developer Connection announcing their upcoming Performance Tuning workshops. These intensive developer camps aren’t unusual – Apple hosted iPhone web development seminars this summer. However, the description for this one caught my eye. It read (emphasis mine):

These 3-day workshops are designed to provide you with the tools and understanding you need to enhance application performance on Apple’s desktop and mobile platforms.

Mobile platforms? That’s odd. Maybe it simply means they’ll throw in some iPhone Javascript training into the mix. Although it’s strange that they’d pluralize “platforms” – unless they’re counting iPod, iPhone is the only mobile Apple platform I know of. Anyway, moving on, the email goes on to describe in detail what to expect:

With coding time and access to Apple’s graphics and optimization experts, you’ll learn how to:

  • • Properly factor your code so that the highest efficiency is realized on multi-core processors
  • • Use the Accelerate framework in your application to facilitate high precision math functions
  • • Utilize performance analysis tools so you can apply analysis techniques throughout your code writing process

In addition to the hands-on coding, you’ll see technical presentations on:

  • • Architecture of the Intel multi-core processor
  • • Apple’s powerful set of performance analysis tools
  • • Best practices for using Xcode in your development effort

Multi-core processors? High precision math functions? Xcode development? That’s definitely not Javascript development.

So is the reference to “mobile platforms” just a mistake? I sure hope not.

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3 Responses to “New Evidence of an Apple iPhone SDK”

  1. william says:

    Maybe platforms plural is “desktop and mobile” 2 different platforms?

    -william

  2. Tyler says:

    @Johnny

    Probably – that would certainly make sense. Isn’t speculation fun, though?

  3. Johnny says:

    doesn’t mobile platforms include laptops???

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