Now, with only five business days before Apple’s (AAPL) self-imposed February deadline, Arik Hesseldahl reports in Byte of the Apple that it ain’t gonna happen — at least not on deadline. He writes:
Hesseldahl, it should be noted, was one of the Businessweek reporters who broke the SDK story back in October, one day before Steve Jobs announced that it was coming in the Hot News section of Apple’s website.
So what’s the hang-up? Hesseldahl doesn’t speculate, except to say that the situation is “fluid” and that there are “a lot of moving parts to something this complex.”
But to get a feel for what’s involved, you don’t have to look any further than Jobs’ Oct. 17 letter, the one that starts:
Jobs goes on to say:
If Cupertino’s best developers haven’t cracked that nut in the four and a half months since, it could take them more than Hesseldahl’s one to three extra weeks. We’ll find out soon enough.