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iPhone SDK: 100K downloads in 4 days

Dave Caolo , @davidcaolo
It's safe to say there's a lot of interest in the iPhone SDK. In the first four days since its release on March 6, the SDK has been downloaded 100,000 times. Also, the video of the press event at has already been viewed more than 1,000,000 times.

That's a lot of interest in something that's only truly meaningful to one group of people - developers. But I see where the anticipation comes from.

As a consumer, I'm just as excited by this release. When I first started playing with the iPhone, I said that it feels like a computer that happens to make phone calls, not a phone with some additional features. The promise of great native applications by some of my favorite Mac developers reinforces that feeling.

The iPhone is quickly becoming my favorite Mac.

[Via MacMinute]
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For six years, Dave worked as the IT Director of a Mac-friendly, residential school in rural Massachusetts and has been writing for the Web professionally since 2001. Today, Dave is an editor at TUAW where he's blogged since 2004. He's also the author of two books from FT Press: Using Your iPad as a Business Productivity Tool and Using Your iPhone as a Business Productivity Tool.

Dave believes that technology has the power to improve our life at its most important moments, and explores that conviction every day. 

A native of Scranton, Pa (Yes, just like on The Office), Dave moved to Cape Cod, Ma in 1994. When he's not writing, Dave can be found kayaking, rooting for the Boston Red Sox and spending time with his wife, two kids and Boston Terrier, Batgirl.