Apple is Delaying Developers; Does a Bigger Problem Exist?

by admin March 8, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Apple’s challenges in meeting market demand, and living up to its promises, are starting to worry the wrong people: the developers who have continued to strengthen its strategically important iPhone ecosystem.

According to AppleInsider, “Apple’s ability to process iPhone developer contracts is quickly turning into a minor crisis as what was once a smooth process is rapidly turning into a months-long backlog that threatens to keep new developers out of the App Store.”

Apple’s iPhone App Store has been among the biggest business success stories around the world, during a time of tumult in the economy that is hitting all sectors, including technology, hard. However, any Apple delays that prevent the line from moving in the developer community could stunt that momentum.

The issues are not surprising, and are part of a continued line of potential warning signs.

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