“Sun continues to pursue talks with Apple Computer to have Java applications run on Apple’s iPhone while acknowledging a third party’s efforts toward the same goal,” Paul Krill reports for Digital Arts,” Krill reports.
“‘We’ve expressed our intent to do this and our desire, really, to work with Apple to build a JVM (Java Virtual Machine) for the iPhone and we’re sort of moving forward with that,’ said Eric Klein, Sun vice president of Java marketing, this week. The JVM could run Java applications,” Krill reports.
“Apple has not been publicly receptive to having Java on its popular new device. There have been questions about whether Apple’s iPhone SDK agreement would permit this. The JVM potentially could sidestep Apple’s App Store program for dispensing iPhone applications,” Krill reports. “Meanwhile, Sun also is working with Innaworks to bring Java applications to the iPhone.”
Krill reports, “Apple declined to provide a spokesperson to comment on the issue.”
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