It's reported that Kelly from Tiny-code was lying....

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iPhone SDK/1.1.4 leaker: “I was lying”

Posted 18 February 2008 @ 1pm in Development, News

An iPhone developer who claimed he was working with Apple’s yet-to-be-announced iPhone SDK (software development kit) and had access to the 1.1.4 software/firmware now says he was lying. In a post to a MacRumors thread, “Kelly” of Tiny-Code wrote:
“Tiny-Code never had any relations with Apple, Inc. or any other division of Apple. Never had the new firmware or any pre-SDK pack. Certainly never signed any NDA. I find it interesting that a simple joke on the front of a minor at best Installer.app repo can cause so many wakes. It is equivocally funny that a simple re-enforcement of the page by me posted earlier stating I had been ‘reprimanded’ by Apple could throw it even more into believability. To top it all off, a simple redirection of the domain to Apple’s iPhone Developer center would cause so many theories as to why that is so when it was to just stop the ‘where did it go’ questions.”
Kelly goes on to apologize to Apple, developers, and “everyone who defended (him).”
Last Friday, Tiny-Code posted a message to its site stating that the developer was “working with Apple and with their SDK (software development kit) for the next firmware release and SDK applications.” The company subsequently pulled its repository of unofficial third-party iPhone software “for legality reasons” adding “you should see us soon on iTunes.” The company also posted a message hinting at the forthcoming release of iPhone firmware/software 1.1.4.
Tiny-Code previously maintained a collection of software for the iPhone, comprising fixes for other unofficial applications, including fixes that “reduce the chance that an old app won’t work with firmware 1.1.3+.”
The small firm’s site then started redirecting to to Apple’s iPhone Dev Center site.
Over the weekend, we noted that Tiny-Code’s redirection to Apple’s site be an elaborate prank — a notion that now seems confirmed.
 

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There is always rumors flying around. At the same time I heard things about 1.1.4, I also started hearing that the next software release would be 2.0.0! So who knows!
 

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There is always rumors flying around. At the same time I heard things about 1.1.4, I also started hearing that the next software release would be 2.0.0! So who knows!
Yeah, but he admitted he was lying about it. Sad really.
 

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They should rename themselves to Tiny-Chode
 

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I'm not even surprised. This kind of thing happens all the time.
 

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And this is why I normally shy away from rumor reporting. That being said, the redirect was what lead to me thinking it was the real deal. I certainly do not share his sense of humor.
 

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nothing I hate more than attention whores.

-"Oh, damn it, Jim, we arent big enough! whatever shall we do?"
-"I suppose we can put in a fake teaser!"
-"But.. wouldn't that be stupid?"
-"Yes! But also, funny!"


truly sorry if my langauge was a bit unacceptable.
 

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I new something was up when it was taken off the EIC news page. I wondered what happened.
 

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nothing I hate more than attention whores.

-"Oh, damn it, Jim, we arent big enough! whatever shall we do?"
-"I suppose we can put in a fake teaser!"
-"But.. wouldn't that be stupid?"
-"Yes! But also, funny!"


truly sorry if my langauge was a bit unacceptable.
More like, " Hey everyone! Look at me! Ok, now I can fade into obscurity since no one is ever going to trust me again."
 

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that's funny considering the site would be redirected to Apple when you would visit tiny code