Sun vows to put Java on Apple iPhone, iPod touch

“Sun Microsystems is developing a Java Virtual Machine for Apple’s iPhone and plans to release the JVM some time after June, enabling Java applications to run on the popular mobile device,” Paul Krill reports for InfoWorld.

“The JVM is to be based on the Java Micro Edition (ME) version of Java, said Eric Klein, vice president of Java marketing at Sun, on Friday afternoon. Apple had not shown interest in enabling Java to run on the iPhone, but Sun plans to step in and do the job itself after having pondered Thursday’s release of an SDK for the iPhone by Apple,” Krill reports.

“‘Now, the iPhone is open’ as a target platform, Klein said. The free JVM would be made available via Apple’s AppStore marketplace for third-party applications,” Krill reports. “‘We’re going to make sure that the JVM offers the Java applications as much access to the native functionality of the iPhone as possible,’ he said.”

“Besides Java games, developers could bring over enterprise applications such as ERP or CRM to the iPhone, said Klein. Apple’s iTouch, which features iPhone capabilities minus telephony, also will be supported by the JVM,” Krill reports.

More in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “MacVicta” for the heads up.]

44 Comments

  1. Ahhh … but ya’all don geet it!

    Jaba Crypt will make yur iPhone snappier!

    As we all know the future is in the clouds… and clouds are made of …

    Wait for it….

    As Tommy Boy said…

    Vapour! (Oz & Brit spelling)

  2. I see this as a good thing. Offering it as an optional install, via iTunes, seems to be the best way to make everyone happy too. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

    Personally, I’d like to see Java on the iPhone, if it means that I can play online casual games from sources such as Yahoo, and Pogo. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

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