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Apple reversed its position today, with a note from Steve Jobs stating that the company DOES want native third-party apps on the iPhone, and that it plans to release a software development kit by February 2008. And since the iPhone and iPod touch have the same underlying code, the SDK will work for both devices -- yay, we might get our phone-less iPhone after all! In other iPhone news, Orange will sell unlocked iPhones in France, legally.
Leopard countdown: Nine days to go! Amazon is selling Leopard for $109, a $20 discount. The Family Pack is $10 off at $189. Here's more about what computers Leopard will work with. And if you prefer to pick up your copy at a brick-and-mortar store, the first 500 visitors to each Apple Store after Leopard launches (6 p.m., October 26) will get a free Leopard T-shirt.
iTunes Plus: Yesterday's speculation that Apple would drop the price of its DRM-free iTunes Plus tracks from $1.29 to 99 cents has been confirmed. And with the addition of some independent labels, there are now 2 million DRM-free MP3 songs available. Although so far the iTunes Plus price cut doesn't seem to apply to the Upgrade My Library option, which lets you replace your purchased FairPlay-encoded songs with DRM-free ones.
Also, DigiTimes is reporting rumors of a new MacBook in January. And this wireless "glove remote" can control an iPod via finger touches. Wow, that's even cooler than the Power Glove.